Actors who played other actors on screen
Robert Downey Jr. -
Robert Downey Jr. played the legendary actor, filmmaker, and composer Charlie Chaplin in 'Chaplin' (1992).
Cate Blanchett -
The Australian actress portrayed the one and only Katharine Hepburn in 'The Aviator' (2004).
Kate Beckinsale -
And Kate Beckinsale played the iconic actress Ava Gardner in Martin Scorsese's 'The Aviator' (2004).
Michelle Williams -
The actress looks very similar to the character she plays—actress Marilyn Monroe—in 'My Week with Marilyn' (2011).
James Franco -
The actor portrayed 1950s Hollywood heartthrob James Dean in the 2001 TV biopic 'James Dean.'
Jennifer Love Hewitt -
Hewitt played iconic actress Audrey Hepburn in the TV movie 'The Audrey Hepburn Story' (2000).
Kurt Russell -
The actor played iconic singer and actor Elvis Presley in the 1979 movie 'Elvis.'
Halle Berry -
Halle Berry played legendary actress Dorothy Dandridge in the TV movie 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999).
Margot Robbie -
In 2019, we could see the actress playing Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.'
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly -
Steve Coogan played Stan Laurel while John C. Reilly took on the role of Oliver Hardy in the film 'Stan & Ollie' (2018).
Jim Carrey -
Carrey portrays American performer Andy Kaufman in the 1999 movie 'Man on the Moon.'
Annette Bening -
Annette Bening starred as Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame in 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' (2017).
Jesse Eisenberg -
Jesse Eisenberg starred as famed French actor and mime artist Marcel Marceau in 'Resistance' (2020).
In 'Evita' (1996), Madonna played Eva Perón, the Argentine actress and eventual First Lady.
Jason Scott Lee -
The actor played the iconic martial artist and actor, Bruce Lee, in the 1993 biopic 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.'