Nelson Mandela, Invictus (2009)
Does He Get It Right? Pretty much spot on, which we suppose is not too difficult when you have the man himself picking you as the only person for the job.
Amelia Earhart, Amelia (2009)
Does She Get It Right? Depends. There's certainly a similarity, but while the woman herself - who vanished in 1937 while attempting to fly around the globe - is in many pictures and some footage, it's not like Swank could chat with her. And despite throwing her all into the research, the film that resulted fell seriously short in both the rounded portrayal and box office departments.
Oskar Schindler, Schindler's List (1993)
Does He Get It Right? Largely, though Neeson does so more in terms of inhabiting the role than truly looking like the man he's playing. Schindler in reality looked more like a bank manager than Neeson every truly could - unsurprisingly, since he was a factory owner in real life.
Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen (2006)
Does She Get It Right? It's tough to get the extra-wrinkled look that you need to play the-then 70-year-old monarch, but the rather more youthful Mirren's make-up job is at least fairly close. She also has the voice largely down pat, and nailed the enormous sense of duty and obligation to her country that the Queen is always said to have.
Ray Charles, Ray (2004)
Does He Get It Right? Foxx uncannily channeled both Charles' moves at the piano, his speaking voice and his general style. He may not have sung on every track, but he did tickle the keyboard and nail Charles' singing style. He'd proved he had acting chops before, but his Ray Charles was on a whole new level.
Andy Kaufman, Man On The Moon (1999)
Does He Get It Right? There was strong competition at the casting stage from the likes of Edward Norton to take on the role of complicated, chaotic comedy legend Andy Kaufman. Carrey won it, but few people went to see the finished product.
Idi Amin, The Last King Of Scotland (2006)
Does He Get It Right? Whitaker went the whole hog with his portrayal of Amin, watching videos of the man, talking to friends and family and even learning Swahili. "I had to understand everything so that I could inhabit him in a real way. Not in the way he's portrayed, like a one-dimensional figure, but as a whole person," he told the Independent. "He had kids, he had a family. How do you be honest and show the duality of this man?"
Richard Nixon, Nixon (1995)
Does He Get It Right? Hopkins overcame the fact that he really didn't look much like Tricky Dicky, preferring instead to perfect his guilty, smug smiles and his stance.
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