There is a lot of debate surrounding who would be best to play the late, great Whitney Houston in her biopic, It’s one thing to lead a life that’s worth making a movie about, but playing that leading lady or man takes true talent in itself. In the best reenacted performances, actors and actresses personify historic entertainment icons so perfectly that we get lost in their role each time we see these movies. The following Hollywood stars took their biopic roles to another level and will always be highly regarded for these movies for the rest of their careers.
Check out eight of the best casted and played biopic movies.
Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in Selena
When Jennifer Lopez played Selena, many doors opened for her. And it’s no wonder because Jenny brought Selena back from the dead in this one.
Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray
Already an impressive impersonator, Jamie Foxx played the once in a lifetime role of Ray Charles and was blessed from Ray himself which attributed to the overall success of the movie, if you ask us.
Will Smith as Muhammad Ali in Ali
Will Smith didn’t mind not receiving the Oscar for his role in Ali, because this critically acclaimed movie was an honor in itself for him and he surely did it justice.
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn
Many have played Marilyn Monroe, but Michelle Williams recently took us back in time for a week with the hottest siren of all time, flawlessly.
Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in Malcolm X
There wasn’t another actor capable of playing Malcolm X other than Denzel Washington then, now, or forever. Period.
Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It
Angela Bassett, one of the most underrated actresses of all time, played Tina Turner to such perfection it’s rumored that she didn’t want to be near the real Ike Turner during filming when he would come to set.
Halle Berry as Dorothy Dandridge in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Halle Berry was born to play Dorothy Dandrige. From her looks, passion and perseverance, Halle Berry brought a forgotten legend back to life for us.
Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz and Dick
Surprised? Don’t be. This movie has come out yet! But LiLo has been officially offered the part and accepted. Looks and spirit wise, it’s great match. As for how well she plays the vivacious dame, stay tuned until Liz and Dick premieres on Lifetime. We just hope Lindsay minds her P’s & Q’s!
And in the future, we would love to see this biopic:
Alicia Keys as Lena Horne
We just pray that Alicia Keys can act just as good as she sings!
Which of these actors really nailed their part?
-Tunisia Z. Wilson
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