12 Actors Who Look Exactly like Who they Played

It is always difficult to cast exactly the right actors for any character in a movie. This gets even more complicated when a movie centers around the lives of real people in history- as the actors physical resemblance to the actual person matters. Along with a natural physical likeness an actor must have to their subject, the movie magic of hair and makeup play a big role in creating the identical image. I have compiled a list of several of my favorite actor/subject twins:

  1. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in LincolnAbraham Lincoln and Daniel Day-Lewis

2. Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin in ChaplinCharlie Chaplin and Robert Downey Jr.

3. Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in RayRay Charles and Jamie Foxx

4. Ben Kingsley as Gandhi in GandhiGandhi and Ben Kingsley

5. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in Invictus

Nelson Mandella and Morgan Freeman

6. Jennifer Lopez as Selena in Selena

Selena and Jennifer Lopez

7. Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler in Downfall – (Never someone you would want to look like)Adolf Hitler

8. Adrien Brody as Salvador Dali in Midnight in Paris

Salvador Dali and Adrien Brody

9. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher and Meryl Streep

10. Hellen Mirren as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen

Queen Elizabeth and Helen Mirren

11. Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock and Anthony Hopkins

12. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen and Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking and Eddie Redmayne

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