Biopic are one of the finest movies you can watch. Seeing the actors portray a historical characters is wonderful. However, the most fascinating thing is to see the actors side by side with the real person they portrayed in the biopic. Here’s a quick round-up of such instances. (Also, it shows that makeup artists must get a much-needed raise)
Jessica Lang as Joan Crawford in Feud
To bring out the actual effect and make Jessica Lang look like Joan Crawford, the make-up team used 60s wet-setting and rollers!
Meryl Streep as Julia Child in Julie and Julia
Well, Meryl Streep can transform into anyone. However, she looked so striking as Julia Child in Julie and Julia biopic. Makeup artist and hairstylist J.Roy Helland worked with Meryl Streep since the 80s. And he certainly did a great job.
Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla-Perez in Selena
Not just the makeup but Jennifer Lopez went the extra mile to portray Selena. She slept in Selena’s bed while preparing for the role.
Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis in Feud
Another brilliant job by the makeup team for the movie Feud was bringing Bette Davis on-screen via Susan Sarandon. They didn’t use any digital makeup or reverse aging, instead, they used actual makeup to bring the effects.
Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in Malcolm X
Well, we don’t really need to say too much about this! Just look at him!
Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story already has a wonderful casting. And Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden is just a ‘chef’s kiss”.
Selma Blair as Kris Jenner on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Selma Blair just looks uncanny as Kris Jenner. The makeup artist brought really the best out of Selma’s appearance as Kris in the epic television company.
Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Another brilliant performance not just by the actor but also the makeup artist. Just look at how similar the hair looks! And Sarah Paulson really did a great job!
Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy
Renée Zellweger won an Oscar for portraying Judy. And rightfully so! If it hadn’t been for the Bombshell’s makeup team, Judy’s makeup team would have won the Oscar for their fantastic effort.
Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray
To prepare for the role, Jamie Foxx studied Braille and also lost 35 pounds, and wore eye prosthetics. The eye makeup made him blind for half the day, however, the makeup artist did a brilliant job.
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown
Claire Foy played the younger version of the Queen Elizabeth in the show. However, Olivia Colman did a brilliant job looking exactly like the Queen in the show.
Comment down below if we left any actors and biopic duo!