In honor of Nicole Kidman's newest movie "Grace of Monaco" I thought I would look at actors who have played classic actors in biopics. These six actors have played classic actors like James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Orson Welles, and Anthony Perkins.
It's not the easiest thing to do, play another person especially if they are a beloved pop icon. People can make their judgments before they see the movie sometimes, especially if they really adore the person. So there is a lot riding on a performance of any beloved (even not beloved) public figure.
Through the years some actors have done justice to actors before them, while others have done a terrible job. It all depends These six picks have done a decent job for what movie they starred in.
So take a look at this list of six modern day actors, who have played real-life classic stars in the movies they were in.
What other actors come to mind?