21 Actors Who Were Born To Portray Famous People In Movies, And Should Be Cast IMMEDIATELY

21 Actors Who Were Born To Portray Famous People In Movies, And Should Be Cast IMMEDIATELY
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21 Actors Who Were Born To Portray Famous People In Movies, And Should Be Cast IMMEDIATELY

If someone doesn't cast Jennifer Lawrence in a Helen Mirren biopic, so help me!

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Recently I wrote an article about Hollywood's perfect vs. horrible casting choices in TV and movie biopics, and the BuzzFeed Community had a lot to say in the comments. They shared their own dream casting choices for biopics, and honestly, it's hard to disagree with their spot-on decisions.


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So if you're listening, Hollywood, here are some of the most ideal biopic casting choices you should make:


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Note: Not all submissions are from Community users.

1. Dream biopic casting: Michaela Coel as Nina Simone

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What Michael Coel looks like:


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What Nina Simone looked like:


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2. Dream biopic casting: Brad Pitt as Robert Redford

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What Brad Pitt looks like:


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What Robert Redford looks like:


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3. Dream biopic casting: Queen Latifah as Zora Neale Hurston

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What Queen Latifah looks like:


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What Zora Neale Hurston looked like:


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4. Dream biopic casting: Kelly Rowland as Donna Summer

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What Kelly Rowland looks like:


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What Donna Summer looked like:


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5. Dream biopic casting: Jennifer Lawrence as Helen Mirren

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What Jennifer Lawrence looks like:


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What Helen Mirren looks like:


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6. Dream biopic casting: Keke Palmer as Angela Bassett

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What Keke Palmer looks like:


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What Angela Bassett looks like:


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7. Dream biopic casting: George Clooney as Cary Grant

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What George Clooney looks like:


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What Cary Grant looked like:


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8. Dream biopic casting: Taraji P. Henson as Tammi Terrell

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What Taraji P. Henson looks like:


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What Tammi Terrell looked like:


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9. Dream biopic casting: Will Ferrell as Chad Smith (the drummer from the Red Hot Chili Peppers)

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What Will Ferrell looks like:


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What Chad Smith looks like:


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10. Dream biopic casting: Halle Bailey as Janet Jackson

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What Halle Bailey looks like:


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What Janet Jackson looks like:


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11. Dream biopic casting: Dakota Johnson as Grace Slick

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What Dakota Johnson looks like:


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What Grace Slick looks like:


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12. Dream biopic casting: John Boyega as Denzel Washington

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What John Boyega looks like:


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What Denzel Washington looks like:


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13. Dream biopic casting: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Heath Ledger

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What Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks like:


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What Heath Ledger looked like:


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14. Dream biopic casting: Debra Messing as Lucille Ball

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What Debra Messing looks like:


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What Lucille Ball looked like:


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15. Dream biopic casting: Zoe Saldana as Jada Pinkett Smith

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What Zoe Saldana looks like:


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What Jada Pinkett Smith looks like:


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16. Dream biopic casting: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Teddy Pendergrass

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What Yahya Abdul-Mateen II looks like:


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What Teddy Pendergrass looked like:


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17. Dream biopic casting: Diana Silvers as Julia Roberts

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What Diana Silvers looks like:


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What Julia Roberts looks like:


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18. Dream biopic casting: Jay Pharoah as Eddie Murphy

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What Jay Pharoah looks like:


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What Eddie Murphy looks like:


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19. Dream biopic casting: Gina Gershon as Raquel Welch

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What Gina Gershon looks like:


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What Raquel Welch looks like:


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20. Dream biopic casting: Tommy Lee Jones as Andrew Johnson

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What Tommy Lee Jones looks like:


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What Andrew Johnson looked like:


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21. And the final dream biopic casting: Megan Fox as Elizabeth Taylor

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What Megan Fox looks like:


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What Elizabeth Taylor looked like:


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In conclusion:



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