14 Actors That Looked Exactly Like the Characters They Played

For some actors, it can be very easy to adopt a certain personality when playing a character thanks to their preparation and skill. But what happens when the task is to play someone who actually existed? For this, the production team must find an actor who is similar to the real person and who, when portraying them, can create “magic.”

Bright Side was so impressed by the resemblance between some of the actors and the characters they brought to life, we couldn’t wait to share them with you.

1. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in Invictus

2. Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman

3. Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

4. Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya

5. Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light

6. Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston in Whitney

7. Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick

8. Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco

9. Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in Jobs

10. Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in Coco avant Chanel

11. Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes

12. Johnny Depp as John Dillinger in Public Enemies

13. Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart in Amelia

14. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown

Do you consider these actors to be very similar-looking to the real-life people they played? Or do you think they should have tried harder?

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