Take Two: Biopic Stars and Their Real-Life Counterparts

With Ashton Kutcher's remarkable resemblance to Apple's co-founder in Jobs, TIME looks back at actors who had audiences seeing double.

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AnnCook13
AnnCook13

James Franco for James Dean... has anyone thought of that yet?

reidh
reidh

Ashtun K. Get a real job man. That movie sukt eggs thru staw from across street. It wasn't your portrayal, it was like the Kozniak said, the movie is no good.

Critic84
Critic84

Although Naomi Watts and Scarlett Johanssen are good actresses, they are NOT the “spitting image” of the people they are portraying. There is some resemblance, but calling it a “spitting image” is stretching the truth a bit far.

Minegar
Minegar

You forgot Johnny Depp as Hunter S. Thompson. When he turns around and exclaims, "Holy s***, there I am!". Comes face-to-face with the real Thompson. It was quite the transformation.

dwlonline
dwlonline

Noah Wylie was a spitting image for Steve Jobs in Pirates of the Silicon Valley in 1999. Too bad he wasn't as bankable of star as Ashton Kutcher, otherwise he could have reprised the role for Jobs


YanSu
YanSu

And also: Veronica Guerin (2003) by Cate Blanchett

malachijung
malachijung

"Allen Ginsberg, played by Daniel Radcliffe. It’s more fun to watch Radcliffe play Ginsberg than it is to read anything by Ginsberg"


What a slap in the face to the late great writer who wrote his heart out and who was a pioneer for so much of American culture.  Who writes the captions for this garbage? Show a little respect, and show some meaning behind your work. 

rtnrhl
rtnrhl

James Franco looks eerily similar to Bob Dylan. A Dylan biopic in the offing ?