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Stars who bring other stars to life on TVBy Deanna BarnertSpecial to MSN TVLindsay Lohan aims to resurrect her career by resurrecting violet-eyed Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor. Lifetime's "Liz & Dick," premiering Nov. 25, marks LiLo's return to the screen and her first TV stint since "Ugly Betty." Interestingly, Lohan stars opposite another "Ugly Betty" alum, Grant Bowler, recognizable as Wilhelmina's former flame.MSN TV looks back at other stars who've brought celebrity icons to life on the TV screen, from James Franco's James Dean to Katie Holmes' Jacqueline Kennedy. There's even a sneak peek at Michael Douglas as Liberace.As with many of the biopics in this roundup, the love story of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton was a dark, dramatic roller coaster. Under the glare of paparazzi, the volatile Hollywood stars sought refuge in alcohol and drugs, which caused only more problems. Lohan can relate, but while she has the look down, "Liz & Dick" is not getting great buzz. It's hard, after all, to replicate the magic of the inimitable Liz Taylor, and frankly, many are looking for Lohan to fall flat.Whether or not "Liz & Dick" is a hit, it has already performed for Lohan. In 2013 the drama queen will be back on the big screen in "The Canyons," "Scary Movie 5" and "Inappropriate Comedy." Rounding out her big return, Lohan also appears in REM's "Blue" video, which dropped Nov. 15.Bing:More About 'Liz & Dick' | More about Lindsay LohanWill you tune in for Lindsay? Sound off on Facebook and Twitter.(AP)
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