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40 Actors Who Look Incredibly Similar to the Historical Figures They Play

Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock

Sometimes actors in biopics are increasingly challenged when it comes to believability in their role if they don't at least resemble the real life character they are playing. While some actors of incredible talent — Meryl Streep for example — are generally able to overcome such superficial shortcomings, others, especially those who are miscast or aren't as talented, are not. 

A grouping of photos at Vintage Everyday shows examples of actors who are lucky enough to closely mifror the famous people who inspired their roles, particularly after makeup and/or prosthetics are applied. See all forty of these comparison shots here. 

 Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler in Downfall

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