The biographical film is just one of those things... You either get it breathtakingly right or unforgivably wrong.

THREAD : Actors who took on the biopic.

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher

The Iron Lady // 2011
Angela Bassett as Tina Turner

What's love got to do with it // 1993
Denzel Washington as Malcolm X

Malcolm X // 1992
Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln // 2012
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

Bohemian Rhapsody // 2018
Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding

I, Tonya // 2017
Will Smith as Muhammad Ali

Ali // 2001
Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles

Ray // 2004
Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash

Walk the line // 2005
Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo

Frida // 2002
Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland

Judy // 2019
Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos

Monster // 2003
Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman

Harriet // 2019
Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson

Hidden Figures // 2016
Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I

Elizabeth // 1998
Christian Bale as Dick Cheney

Vice // 2018
Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham

The Post // 2017
Russell Crowe as John Nash

A beautiful mind // 2001
Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking

The Theory of Everything //2014
Chadwick Boseman as James Brown.

Get on up // 2014
Taron Egerton as Elton John

Rocketman // 2019
Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof

Dallas Buyers Club // 2013
Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

Darkest Hour // 2017
David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr.

Selma // 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar // 2011
Halle Berry as Dorothy Dandridge

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge // 1999
Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla

Selena // 1997
You can follow @Angelinahhhhhh.
Tip: mention @twtextapp on a Twitter thread with the keyword “unroll” to get a link to it.

Latest Threads Unrolled: