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What 15 Characters From Our Favorite Movies Look Like in Real Life

When we watch movies based on true stories, we often get curious about the people who inspired them. Journalists, advocates, scientists, astronauts, business people, and many others have become the central figures of many films we love, and it’s time to reveal their true looks.

We at Bright Side prepared 15 collages that show movie characters and their real-life prototypes side by side, and we hope you find joy in learning what the people who stand behind your favorite films really look like.

Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, 2010)

Erin Brockovich (played by Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich, 2000)

Chris Gardner (played by Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006)

Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia, 2009)

King George VI (played by Colin Firth in The King’s Speech, 2010)

Dorothy Vaughan (played by Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures, 2016)

Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, 2019)

Jim Lovell (played by Tom Hanks in Apollo 13, 1995)

Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, 2013)

Howard Hughes (played by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator, 2004)

Władysław Szpilman (played by Adrien Brody in The Pianist, 2002)

Aron Ralston (played by James Franco in 127 Hours, 2010)

Dian Fossey (played by Sigourney Weaver in Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, 1988)

William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson in Braveheart, 1995)

Anne Boleyn (played by Natalie Portman in The Other Boleyn Girl, 2008)

Which of these movie characters resemble their real-life prototypes the most, in your opinion? Let’s discuss it in the comments!

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