These 28 Actors Really Nailed Their Roles With Their Uncanny Resemblances. Whoa.

Stepping into the shoes of an infamous historical figure is no simple accomplishment. A performer not only has to treat their portrayal with respect to that person”s impact on society, but they actually need to look the part. If not, it could require the audience totally out of the narrative because they”re too diverted by the defects — no matter how subtle.

Fortunately for these performers, that wasn”t a difficulty. They are going to really have you doing double takes. Whether it”s thanks to smart makeup artists or that they were only blessed with uncannily similar genetics, there”s only no questioning that they were born for these parts.

1. Sarah Palin played by Julianne Moore in Game Change

Sarah Palin played by Julianne Moore in <em>Game Change</em>

2. Mahatma Gandhi played by Ben Kingsley in Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi played by Ben Kingsley in <em>Gandhi</em>

3. Aileen Wuornos played by Charlize Theron in Monster

Aileen Wuornos played by Charlize Theron in <em>Monster</em>

4. John F Kennedy played by Greg Kinnear in The Kennedys

John F Kennedy played by Greg Kinnear in <em>The Kennedys</em>

5. Abraham Lincoln played by Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln played by Daniel Day-Lewis in <em>Lincoln</em>

6. Jim Morrison played by Val Kilmer in The Doors

Jim Morrison played by Val Kilmer in <em>The Doors</em>

7. Truman Capote played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote

Truman Capote played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in <em>Capote</em>

8. James Dean played by James Franco in James Dean

James Dean played by James Franco in <em>James Dean</em>

9. Marilyn Monroe played by Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe played by Michelle Williams in <em>My Week with Marilyn</em>

10. Jimi Hendrix played by Andre Benjamin in Jimi: All Is by My Side

Jimi Hendrix played by Andre Benjamin in <em>Jimi: All Is by My Side</em>

11. Catherine Hepburn played by Cate Blanchett in The Aviator

Catherine Hepburn played by Cate Blanchett in <em>The Aviator</em>

12. Charlie Chaplin played by Robert Downey, Jr. in Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin played by Robert Downey, Jr. in <em>Chaplin</em>

13. Margaret Thatcher played by Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher played by Meryl Streep in <em>The Iron Lady</em>

14. Nelson Mandela played by Morgan Freeman in Invictus

Nelson Mandela played by Morgan Freeman in <em>Invictus</em>

15. Muhammad Ali played by Will Smith in Ali

Muhammad Ali played by Will Smith in <em>Ali</em>

16. Ray Charles played by Jamie Foxx in Ray

Ray Charles played by Jamie Foxx in <em>Ray</em>

17. Sid Vicious played by Gary Oldman in Sid and Nancy

Sid Vicious played by Gary Oldman in <em>Sid and Nancy</em>

18. Walt Disney played by Tom Hanks in Saving Mr. Banks

Walt Disney played by Tom Hanks in <em>Saving Mr. Banks</em>

19. James Hunt played by Chris Hemsworth in Rush

James Hunt played by Chris Hemsworth in <em>Rush</em>

20. Edith Piaf played by Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose

Edith Piaf played by Marion Cotillard in <em>La Vie en Rose</em>

21. Idi Amin played by Forest Whitaker in The Last King Of Scotland

Idi Amin played by Forest Whitaker in <em>The Last King Of Scotland</em>

22. Princess Diana played by Naomi Watts in Diana

Princess Diana played by Naomi Watts in <em>Diana</em>

23. Harvey Milk played by Sean Penn in Milk

Harvey Milk played by Sean Penn in <em>Milk</em>

24. Malcolm X played by Denzel Washington in Malcolm X

Malcolm X played by Denzel Washington in <em>Malcolm X</em>

25. Queen Elizabeth II played by Helen Mirren in The Queen

Queen Elizabeth II played by Helen Mirren in <em>The Queen</em>

26. Bob Dylan played by Cate Blanchett in I”m Not There

Bob Dylan played by Cate Blanchett in <em>I

27. Joan Jett played by Kristen Stewart in The Runaways

Joan Jett played by Kristen Stewart in <em>The Runaways</em>

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With the aid of ability, make-up and picture magic, these performers had the ability to actually adopt these well-known characters. I couldn”t even tell some of these apart! Share these astonishing transformations with others by clicking on the link below.

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