Celebrities playing other well-known people: we give you the best biopic makeovers in the history of film.
Human beings are endlessly fascinating, and biopics are a great way of letting us appreciate this, with popcorn.
Biographical films that tell the real life stories of cultural leaders, musicians, artists, actors and other movers and tastemakers are, as a rule, totally gripping.
Its a straightforward formula for utterly compelling watching: real stories that happened to real people, reenacted by our favourite celebrities.
Cue 90 minutes of flawless impersonating.
OK, sometimes its not flawless.
But when theyre good theyre really good. Sometimes the actors tasked with taking on the identity of other well-known people achieve an uncanny likeness. And the resulting films are a remarkable tribute to the person who inspired them see Eddie Redmaynes Oscar-winning turn as Stephen Hawking.
In recent years theres seems to have been a flood of brilliant biopics and everyone whos anyone in Hollywood is taking on the challenge. Both Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender were recognised at this years Academy Awards for the roles they took on in the retelling of real-life stories.
And recently, the star-studded cast of The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (Selma Blair, David Schwimmer, John Travolta and Cuba Gooding Jnr.) have been making waves for their portrayls of the key players in that notorious murder investigation.
And now Emma Stone is set to star in Letters from Rosemary, which will tell the story of Rose Marie Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest sister of President John F. Kennedy.
Rosemary was kept secret from a young age, hidden away from the world, as she exhibited behavioral issues and intellectual disabilities. At 23 she was forced to undergo a pre-fontal lobotomy, intended to improve her developmental disabilities.
However, the procedure went badly wrong and left her with the mental capacities of a toddler, unable to live independently.
Read on for more info and to see the best biopic makeovers the entertainment industry has to offer…
Rosemary Kennedy, eldest sister of President John F. Kennedy was kept secret by her family because she suffered from developmental disabilities – but her story, from her perspective is finally set to be told.
Rosemary Kennedy will be played by Emma Stone in Letters from Rosemary.
Maverick Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
Salma Hayek played Frida Kahlo in 2002?s Frida.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuxkerberg was played by Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network.
American writer Truman Capote, known for Breakfast at Tiffany?s and In Cold Blood.
The late Philip Seymour Hoffman portrayed the author in Capote.
The influential country star Johnny Cash remains one of the best selling musicians of all time.
Joaquin Phoenix took on the role of Johnny in Walk The Line, alongside Reese Witherspoon as June Carter.
French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress Edith Piaf.
Marion Coitillard played Edith in La Vie en Rose.
George VI served as king of the UK during World War II.
Colin Firth played the King as he prepared to address the nation for the first time in The King?s Speech
The man who helmed the Apple empire until his death in 2011, Steve Jobs.
In the film, Steve Jobs, Michael Fassbender portrayed the digital pioneer.
This man cracked the enigma code, his name is Alan Turing.
Benedict Cumberbatch played Turing in the big screen adaptation of the maths genius? story, The Imitation Game.
Entrepreneur and inventor of the Miracle Mop, Joy Mangano.
Jennifer Lawrence was Oscar nominated for her role as the gamechanging inventor in Joy.
The ?People?s Princess?, Diana of Wales.
In the 2013 film, Diana, Naomi Watts played the late princess.
American actor and enduring cultural icon, James Dean.
Dane DeHaan took on the role of Dean in Life, co-starring with Robert Pattinson.
Kardashian family matriarch, Kris Jenner.
Selma Blair does her best Kris in The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.
The American actress Grace Kelly became Princess of Monaco in 1956 whe she married Prince Rainier III.
Grace of Monaco starred Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly.
Marilyn Monroe: the legendary actress and model.
In My Week With Marilyn, Michelle Williams played the brilliant but troubled star.
Journalist Mariane Pearl launched a desperate effort to find her husband after he was kidnapped by terrorists.
Angelina Jolie starred as Mariane in 2007?s A Mighty Heart.
American poet and writer Sylvia Plath, known for her fiercely autobiographical work.
Gwenyth Paltrow played Plath in Sylvia, alongside Daniel Craig as Plath?s fellow poet husband, Ted Hughes.
Virginia Woolf, one of the greatest British writers, is know for her novels Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse.
In The Hours, Nicole Kidman portrays the celebrated and tragic author.
60s icon and one of Andy Warhol?s superstars, Edie Sedgwick.
Sienna Miller took on the role of Sedgwick in Factory Girl.
Etta James, one of the most influential female singers to date.
In Cadillac Records, Etta was portrayed by a fellow Grammy-winning star, Beyonce.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.
Meryl Streep gave a critically acclaimed performance as Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Queen Elizabeth II is the UK’s reigning monarch.
Helen Mirren played HRH in 2006?s The Queen.
Pioneering female American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, Joan Jett.
Kristen Stewart transformed herself in to Jett for the 1970s-set film, The Runaways.