Top 20 of the best characterisations in Hollywood biopics

By Marina Low
almost 4 years ago

Some of them are asked to gain 20 kilos weight and some others have to become nothing but skin and bones; script demands. Over the years, we’ve been witnesses of how Hollywood brings to the big screen the life of personalities of all kind. That purpose often requires drastic transformations in the actors physical appearance and long hours of makeup modifications, sometimes with really impressive results. Judge for yourselves.

Che, The Argentine (2008)
Benicio del Toro as Che Guevara
Gandhi (1982)
Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Cate Blanchett as Elizabeht I of England
Monster (2003)
Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos
Lincoln (2012)
Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln
Malcom X (1992)
Denzel Washington as Malcom X
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious
The Queen (2006)
Helen Mirren as Elizabeht I of England
James Dean (2001)
James Franco as James Dean
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Anthony Hopkins as Pablo Picasso
Diana (2013)
Naomi Watts as Diana, Princess of Wales
Black Mass (2015)
Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger
J. Edgar (2011)
Leonardo Dicaprio as Edgar Hoover
Frida (2011)
Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo
Hitchcock (2012)
Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock
The Iron Lady (2011)
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher
Ali (2001)
Will Smith as Muhammad Ali
Raging Bull (1980)
Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta
Capote (2005)
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf