James Franco As Hugh Hefner! See Other Celebs Portraying Real-Life Characters (PHOTOS)

By: / January 29, 2012

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Is James Franco pulling of the Playboy look? The actor is portraying bachelor icon Hugh Hefner in the upcoming film Lovelace, and we think he definitely has the hair down. 

Check out the split of Franco and a young Hefner and let us know if you think the actor looks like the Playboy mogul. While you’re at it, check out our gallery of other celebs who’ve played real-life characters!

Lovelace is based on the Deep Throat porn star Linda Lovelace, a role that is being played by Big Love actress Amanda Seyfried. 

This film has had a bit of drama surrounding the casting. Demi Moore backed out of her cameo after it was reported she was admitting herself into a treatment facility. In other Lovelace casting news, Amanda’s Big Love costar Chloe Sevigny will also be joining the cast.

Check out Amanda on set as the porn star in the gallery below. 

The film, according to IMDB, is about Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

This isn’t Franco’s first portrayal of a real-life person. Check him out in the trailer for his Oscar nominated role as Aron Ralson in 127 Hours