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Which actor, while not resembling the person being portrayed pulled off a believable performance?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (32270points) 5 days ago

Gary Oldman as Churchill comes to mind. He didn’t really look enough like him but was believable,IMO.
In what films did the actor resemble the person they are portraying?
Kevin Kline looked a lot like Errol Flynn in a movie I once saw.I can’t remember the name of the movie. It was that good.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Speaking of Kevin Kline – he did a great job in Pirates of Penzance (musical) IMDB link. I didn’t even know he could sing.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@elbanditoroso -Me either. I liked him best in “A Fish Called Wanda”.

Darth_Algar's avatar

I was going to say Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire, but then the character he’s playing (Nucky Thompson) is a fiction that’s only loosely-based on the real person (Nucky Johnson).

canidmajor's avatar

John Lithgow as Churchill in The Crown. How, at 6’4” tall he managed to so convincingly portray such a short man was amazing.

ucme's avatar

Billy Bob Thornton looked nowt like Santa.
Mel Gibson miles away from William Wallace
The lead camel in Lawrence of Arabia looked fake, like two guys in a camel suit.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

David Spade. Impersonating George Bush Sr.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Bradly Cooper in the stage play of The Elephant Man.

ragingloli's avatar

Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu.

Kardamom's avatar

Aidan Quinn, who played the police Captain on Elementary, also played a very believable Beatle, Paul, in a movie called Two of Us.

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