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‘Mindhunter' Actors Vs. The Real Offenders They're Playing  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Vote up the actors who most resemble their real-life counterparts.

With its eerie, atmospheric staging, complex characters, and gripping subject material, Netflix's Mindhunter quickly became a critical darling for the streaming platform after its 2017 premiere. Praise is rightfully given to the talented cast, many of whom portray real-life public figures - the newly dubbed "serial killers" the FBI is determined to study and stop.

When you look at these pictures of Mindhunter actors vs. real offenders, it's clear the show's creators put plenty of thought into finding performers who looked like the actual culprits. Above and beyond physical resemblance, though, these actors embody people who committed unspeakable acts with fascinating nuance. Their three-dimensional performances help elevate Mindhunter above many true crime properties, and keep viewers coming back for more.

David Berkowitz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list ‘Mindhunter' Actors Vs. The Real Offenders They're Playing
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Corey Allen - William Henry Hance
William Henry Hance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list ‘Mindhunter' Actors Vs. The Real Offenders They're Playing
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Charles Manson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list ‘Mindhunter' Actors Vs. The Real Offenders They're Playing
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