In every Biopic, the first order of business for the pre-production people is to find an actor or actress that resembles the figure being portrayed. Often times, acting prowess and genius can make-up for less than suitable physical similarities to the historical figure. However, there are those rare magical instances in cinema when the resemblance of an actor with the real-life counterpart is just utterly uncanny. This is the simple, but nonetheless entertaining series compiled by redditor banana_rhino, as he puts biopic actors and real-life figure photographs side by side.
The compilation gained so much attention that banana_rhino reprised the series with a second album. For this writer’s own personal satisfaction, a rating scale was devised to give the comparative photos a score. It is a rating scale of 1 to 10. 1 meaning there is no resemblance, while 10 means creepily alike.
Since biographical films are about actual people, biopics are considered among the most demanding and challenging of roles because the people they are portraying. Actors like Jami Foxx, Jim Carrey and Johnny Depp earned a lot of respect after starring in biopics.