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


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!

 

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  • Julie
    Julie

    Still better than Minka Kelly.

  • Julie
    Julie

    See Lifetime, HBO chooses REAL ACTORS for their movies.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Bill Murray for Oscar!

  • Julie
    Julie

    They really look like each other a lot, but I have serious doubts about Ashton's acting talent.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Don't screw up, or the angels will kill you.

  • Julie
    Julie

    I think she will be better than Reese Witherspoon. Too bad it's only a TV movie.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Can't wait!

  • Julie
    Julie

    The Butler sounds so exciting. So many actors playing so many important people.

  • Julie
    Julie

    AMAZING!

  • Julie
    Julie

    I want to see the pictures first, but I think Scarlett can do this .

  • Julie
    Julie

    I am still in shock that she will portrait this legend, but the movie is sure gonna bring a lot of rating for Lifetime.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hope she won't screw up.

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    InsertNameHere

    Oh my god, who the fuck gave her that role, she's hot but she looks nothing like her

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