Biopics are some of the most popular movies around and it’s no surprise. The audience loves getting a glimpse of the private lives of famous people, and actors love them because, much like playing ugly, it’s a surefire way to land themselves an Oscar nod… even if they don’t exactly look like the person they’re playing. That’s cool when it’s a great actor, or the person they’re playing isn’t super well known, but others… not so much. Speaking of which, here are some of the actors who look the LEAST like the real life person they were portraying:
Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor
The only thing these two have in common is the fact that they’re both tabloid stars.
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke
Hey, you don’t really need to look like Keira when you’re a genius!
Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover
Leonardo has made a career out of playing people he looks nothing like. We get it! You’re a serious actor now!
Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf
Both beauties in their own way, but I’d say Piaf definitely got a movie star upgrade.
Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali
David Henrie as Ronald Reagan
Making the leap from a wizard to a president is not too shabby. Here’s hoping Henrie’s acting makes up for his lack of look-a-likeness.
Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace
Porn stars sure have changed since back in the day!
Steve Carell as John Du Pont
Carell is the furthest thing from a murderer and from looking like this guy.
Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf
They didn’t even get the nose right!
Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash
She might have won an Oscar but she never would have won a lookalike contest.
James Franco as Aron Ralston
Luckily no one knew who Ralston was, and that’s all I have to say.
Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan
I mean, yes, she’s playing someone of the opposite sex, but come on.
Brad Pitt as Billy Beane
Talk about your movie star upgrade! DAYUM!
Angelina Jolie and Marianne Pearl
While both are beautiful, this casting caused a huge uproar, as the white Angelina Jolie played the mulit-racial Marianne Pearl. I’m sure Jolie was great in the part, but the look is so fake it’s probably hard to get over (kinda like people who are still Team Aniston).
15 Actors Who Look Nothing Like the Famous Person They Played