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11 Actors Who Played Famous Roles Of Prominent People From History

Actors at times act pretentious; they tend to copy other people. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes they fail. They personify their character so completely that we almost forget that we're watching a movie. I still can't forget the outstanding role played by Ben Kingsley in the film "Gandhi." He just didn't play a role; he became that role!

There are many actors who played the roles of famous legendary characters from the history. They are listed down here! 

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11 Actors Who Played Famous Roles Of Prominent People From History

11 Actors Who Played Famous Roles Of Prominent People From History

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1. Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in 'Ray' 2004. 

1. Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in 'Ray' 2004. 

2. In 'The Doors,' Val Kilmer played the role of Jim Morrison. 

2. In 'The Doors,' Val Kilmer played the role of Jim Morrison. 

3. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen Hawking with his wife Jane Wilde in 'The Theory of Everything' (2014). 

3. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen Hawking with his wife Jane Wilde in 'The Theory of Everything' (2014). 

4. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in the 'Iron Lady' (2011). 

4. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in the 'Iron Lady' (2011). 

5. Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin in 'Chaplin' (1992). 

5. Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin in 'Chaplin' (1992). 

6. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in the film 'Lincoln' (2012).  

6. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in the film 'Lincoln' (2012).  

7. Ben Kingsley as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 'Gandhi' (1982). 

7. Ben Kingsley as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 'Gandhi' (1982). 

8. In the film 'Perez In Selena,' 1997, Jennifer Lopez played the role of Selena Quintanilla. 

8. In the film 'Perez In Selena,' 1997, Jennifer Lopez played the role of Selena Quintanilla. 

9. Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler in 'Downfall' (2004). 

9. Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler in 'Downfall' (2004). 

10. Gary Oldman featured as Ludwig Van Beethoven in 'Immortal Beloved.'

10. Gary Oldman featured as Ludwig Van Beethoven in 'Immortal Beloved.'

11. Hellen Miller played the role of Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen' (2007).

11. Hellen Miller played the role of Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen' (2007).

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