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Actors who look like their real-life character

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 37: Many historical figures have been given new life onscreen by some of Hollywood’s most talented actors. From Marilyn Monroe to Albert Einstein, these figures' influence will be felt, and embodied, for generations to come.  While many actors have had to undergo a huge physical transformation to fully embody a character, there are also quite a few actors who are lucky enough to show an uncanny resemblance to the character they’re portraying. It’s a blessing for the makeup crew, but it also adds so much to their performance.Lily James and Sebastian Stan might not seem like the obvious choices to star as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in the upcoming Hulu series 'Pam & Tommy,' but a first look has shown that they fit the parts surprisingly well. They're actually almost unrecognizable as the former couple in the first photos released ahead of the show, which is being developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, written by Rob Siegel, and directed by Craig Gillespie.Check out this gallery to see side-by-side photos of them and other actors who look strikingly similar to the people they played on screen.

Actors who look like their real-life character

Many historical figures have been given new life onscreen by some of Hollywood’s most talented actors. From Marilyn Monroe to Albert Einstein, these figures' influence will be felt, and embodied, for generations to come.  

While many actors have had to undergo a huge physical transformation to fully embody a character, there are also quite a few actors who are lucky enough to show an uncanny resemblance to the character they’re portraying. It’s a blessing for the makeup crew, but it also adds so much to their performance.

Lily James and Sebastian Stan might not seem like the obvious choices to star as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in the upcoming Hulu series 'Pam & Tommy,' but a first look has shown that they fit the parts surprisingly well. They're actually almost unrecognizable as the former couple in the first photos released ahead of the show, which is being developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, written by Rob Siegel, and directed by Craig Gillespie.

Check out this gallery to see side-by-side photos of them and other actors who look strikingly similar to the people they played on screen.

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