8 Actors that Portrayed Famous People Flawlessly

Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull

De Niro at his best, gained almost 60 pounds, and underwent intense boxing training to portray the disgraced boxer. His performance, in black and white, is unforgettable.

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There

Blanchett's portrayal of Dylan's 1960s persona is stunning. Though not a traditional biopic, her performance is almost an uncanny representation of the iconic musician.

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn

Williams, one of the best actresses of her generation, embodied Marilyn Monroe flawlessly. She was the first choice for the role, delivering a captivating performance.

Colin Firth as King George VI in The King's Speech

Firth brilliantly portrayed King George VI, capturing his speech impediment and training with a dialogue coach. He prepared by watching archival footage, enhancing his authentic performance.

Meryl Streep as Julia Child in Julie & Julia

Streep, possibly the greatest actress ever, embodied Julia Child with exceptional skill. Her performance as the famous cooking teacher, author, and TV personality was outstanding.

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in Jobs

Kutcher's portrayal of Steve Jobs was impressive, despite the film's poor reception. He went the extra mile to realistically portray the technological icon, showcasing his dedication.

Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind The Candelabra

After battling throat cancer, Douglas delivered a sensational performance as Liberace. Offered the role in 2000, he brought his A-game when the right story finally emerged.

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

Foxx was phenomenal as Ray Charles, capturing his speech, movements, and singing voice. This role is one of Foxx's most flawless and career-defining performances.