With the news that Lindsay Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime film “Liz and Dick” I started thinking about films that have been made to depict some of the Entertainment world’s most famous celebrities. Casting in these films are of the utmost importance and some actors and actresses have hit the mark precisely to the look of the these beloved stars to exact mannerisms. Below are those people who made us do a double take when portraying iconic roles.
Angela Bassett as Tina Turner – Angela Bassett’s dead on impression of Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do with It” is amazing to watch on-screen. That film gave the world an inside look at the difficult rise to fame Tina Turner had and her abusive relationship with ex-husband Ike Turner. Bassett really showed her acting chops in this role.
James Franco as James Dean – What could make James Franco hotter? If you said, if he played the original Hollywood bad boy James Dean, then you would be correct! Franco not only favors Dean but he did a great job portraying Dean in the TV movie “James Dean”. To top if off they have the same first name, how perfect is that?!
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe – In “My Week with Marilyn” Michelle Williams plays a sexy, breathless-voiced, doe-eyed Norma Jeane to a tee! I could think of no one who could have played the infamous blonde bombshell!
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin – This resemblance is downright frightening. Could Julianne Moore look any more like Sarah Palin in “Game Change” The entire time I watched this made for TV movie it was so hard to believe that it wasn’t Sarah Palin on the screen.
What other celebs made you do a double take in biopic films?
UPDATE(May 2012): I just had to add to this post! It’s been killing me that I didn’t mention Jennifer Lopez’s SPOT ON portrayal of Latin superstar Selena and Jamal Woolard’s role as Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls. GREAT ‘double takes’ that I forgot to mention.