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Top 10 Actors Who Usually Play Real Life People

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    1Tom Hanks
    Jim Lovell, Charlie Wilson, Captain Richard Phillips, Walt Disney, James B. Donovan plus Jimmy Dugan, Andrew Beckett and Carl Hanratty were based on real life people

  • 2Gary Oldman
    Sid Vicious, Joe Orton, Lee Harvey Oswald, Ludwig van Beethoven

  • 3Daniel Day-Lewis
    Christy Brown, Gerry Conlon, John Proctor, Bill the Butcher, Abraham Lincoln

  • 4Leonardo DiCaprio
    Tobias Wolff, Jim Carroll, Arthur Rimbaud, Louis XIV, Frank Abagnale, Jr., Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover, Jordan Belfort, Hugh Glass

  • 5Michael Sheen
    Robbie Ross, Jeremy Dyson, Tony Blair, David Frost, Brian Clough, Kenneth Williams, Nero, H. G. Wells, William Masters

  • 6Meryl Streep

  • 7Christopher Plummer
    Commodus, Captain von Trapp, Eddie Chapman, Erwin Rommel, Atahualpa, Duke of Wellington, Rudyard Kipling, Franz Ferdinand, Mike Wallace, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Leo Tolstoy, John Barrymore, Vladimir Nabokov, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe, F. Lee Bailey, John Marshall Harlan II, Kaiser Wilhelm

  • 8Anthony Hopkins
    Richard I, David Lloyd George, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Yitzhak Rabin, Lt. Col. John D. Frost, Dr. Frederick Treves, Adolf Hitler, William Bligh, Frank Doel, C. S. Lewis, John Harvey Kellogg, Richard Nixon, Pablo Picasso, John Quincy Adams, Ptolemy I Soter, Burt Munro, Alfred Hitchcock, Freddy Heineken

  • 9Vanessa Redgrave
    Anne Boleyn, Isadora Duncan, Sylvia Pankhurst, Mary, Queen of Scots, Agatha Christie, Rene Richards, Elizabeth of Russia, Jane Wilde, Madeleine Rees, Queen Elizabeth I, Katherine Mansfield, Cosima Wagner, Clementine Churchill, Lady Melbourne

  • 10Denzel Washington suggested byJessica Suling Ortiz
    Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin Carter, Herman Boone, Frank Lucas, Melvin B. Tolson

  • 11Ben Kingsley
    Mahatma Gandhi, Dmitri Shostakovich, Meyer Lansky, Bruce Pandolfini, Itzhak Stern, Georges Mlis, Mikls Horthy, Ibn Sina, Otto Frank, Ay

  • 12James Franco
    James Dean, Scott Smith, Allen Ginsberg, Aron Ralston, Hart Crane, C. K. Williams, Hugh Hefner, Christian Longo, Michael Glatze, Henry Cadogan

  • 13Geoffrey Rush
    David Helfgott, Francis Walsingham, Philip Henslowe, Marquis de Sade, Leon Trotsky, Peter Sellers, Lionel Logue

  • 14Angela Bassett
    Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It, as well as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, and Voletta Wallace in Notorious

  • 15Johnny Depp
    Ed Wood, Donnie Brasco, Hunter S. Thompson, George Jung, Frederick Abberline, J. M. Barrie, John Wilmot, John Dillinger, Whitey Bulger

  • 16Benedict Cumberbatch
    William Pitt, William Carey, Joseph Hooker, Dante Alighieri, William Prince Ford, Julian Assange, Alan Turing, William "Billy" Bulger, Lt. Jimmy Langley, Stephen Hawking, Alexander Masters, Vincent van Gogh, Guy Burgess, Richard III

  • 17Timothy Spall
    Winston Churchill, John William Polidori, Richard Temple, Peter Taylor, Albert Pierrepoint, J. M. W. Turner, Ian Paisley, David Irving, L S Lowry

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