New Still of Bill Murray as FDR Revealed, See Other Celebs Who Played Real-Life People (PHOTOS)

Amanda Hasaka / February 29, 2012

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Bill Murray is switching things up from his usual comedic persona to play one of the nation’s most famous presidents.

In some newly released stills from the historical drama, Hyde Park on the Hudson, we get a firsthand look at Murray as he (comfortably) steps into the role of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. According to IMDB, the film is about: “The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.” It’s expected to hit theaters in December this year — just in time for awards season! We have a feeling he’ll score a nom or two.

Mr. Murray wouldn’t be the first actor to portray a real-life person.

From Brad Pitt as Oakland A’s general manger Billy Beane in the Oscar nominated Moneyball, to Naomi Watts who was just cast as Princess Diana, see more celebs who have played real-life people by clicking through the gallery.

Who do you think has done the best job taking on these real-life roles? Sound off in the comments!