15 Biopic Actors Who Look Just Like Their Real-Life Counterparts

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15 Biopic Actors Who Look Just Like Their Real-Life Counterparts

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15 Biopic Actors Who Look Just Like Their Real-Life Counterparts

All biopic actors transform themselves to look like their real-life counterparts — usually employing wigs, makeup, prosthetics, wardrobe, mannerisms, and accents — but some come closer to the real deal than others!

Rami Malek, for example, is the latest actor to undergo this kind of stunning transformation, just like Michelle Williams (pictured here) did a few years ago. Check out others in the gallery above!

15 Biopic Actors Who Look Just Like Their Real-Life Counterparts
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1. James Franco as actor James Dean in ‘James Dean’

James Franco as actor James Dean in ‘James Dean’ Credit: TNT; Warner Bros.
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1. James Franco as actor James Dean in ‘James Dean’

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2. Michelle Williams as actress Marilyn Monroe in ‘My Week With Marilyn’

Michelle Williams as actress Marilyn Monroe in ‘My Week With Marilyn’ Credit: The Weinstein Company; Baron/Getty Images
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2. Michelle Williams as actress Marilyn Monroe in ‘My Week With Marilyn’

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3. Charlize Theron as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in ‘Monster’

Charlize Theron as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in ‘Monster’ Credit: Newmarket Films; Florida DOC/Getty Images

3. Charlize Theron as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in ‘Monster’

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4. Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln in ‘Lincoln’

Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln in ‘Lincoln’ Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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4. Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln in ‘Lincoln’

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5. Denzel Washington as human rights activist Malcolm X in ‘Malcolm X’

Denzel Washington as human rights activist Malcolm X in ‘Malcolm X’ Credit: Warner Bros.; Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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5. Denzel Washington as human rights activist Malcolm X in ‘Malcolm X’

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6. Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’ Credit: Pathé; Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

6. Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’

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7. André Benjamin as rock star Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’

André Benjamin as rock star Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’ Credit: XLrator Media; Evening Standard/Getty Images
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7. André Benjamin as rock star Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’

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8. Michael Fassbender as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in ‘Steve Jobs’

Michael Fassbender as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in ‘Steve Jobs’ Credit: Universal Pictures; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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8. Michael Fassbender as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in ‘Steve Jobs’

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9. Anthony Hopkins as film director Alfred Hitchcock in ‘Hitchcock’

Anthony Hopkins as film director Alfred Hitchcock in ‘Hitchcock’ Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures; Baron/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

9. Anthony Hopkins as film director Alfred Hitchcock in ‘Hitchcock’

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10. Jim Carrey as comedian Andy Kaufman in ‘Man on the Moon’

Jim Carrey as comedian Andy Kaufman in ‘Man on the Moon’ Credit: Universal Pictures; Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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10. Jim Carrey as comedian Andy Kaufman in ‘Man on the Moon’

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11. Adrien Brody as surrealist artist Salvador Dalí in ‘Midnight in Paris’

Adrien Brody as surrealist artist Salvador Dalí in ‘Midnight in Paris’ Credit: Sony Pictures Classics; George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images
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11. Adrien Brody as surrealist artist Salvador Dalí in ‘Midnight in Paris’

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12. Gary Oldman as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious in ‘Sid & Nancy’

Gary Oldman as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious in ‘Sid & Nancy’ Credit: The Samuel Goldwyn Company; Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

12. Gary Oldman as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious in ‘Sid & Nancy’

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13. Cate Blanchett as folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in ‘I’m Not There’

Cate Blanchett as folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in ‘I’m Not There’ Credit: The Weinstein Company; H. Thompson/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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13. Cate Blanchett as folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in ‘I’m Not There’

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14. Don Cheadle as singer-comedian Sammy Davis Jr. in ‘The Rat Pack’

Don Cheadle as singer-comedian Sammy Davis Jr. in ‘The Rat Pack’ Credit: HBO Pictures; Evening Standard/Getty Images
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14. Don Cheadle as singer-comedian Sammy Davis Jr. in ‘The Rat Pack’

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15. Rami Malek as Queen singer Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Rami Malek as Queen singer Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Credit: 20th Century Fox; Hulton Archive/Getty Images

15. Rami Malek as Queen singer Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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All biopic actors transform themselves to look like their real-life counterparts — usually employing wigs, makeup, prosthetics, wardrobe, mannerisms, and accents — but some come closer to the real deal than others!

Rami Malek, for example, is the latest actor to undergo this kind of stunning transformation, just like Michelle Williams (pictured here) did a few years ago. Check out others in the gallery above!