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The Cast Of ‘Narcos’ Vs. The Real People  

Chaz Fletcher
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List Rules Vote up the actors who most resemble their real-life counterparts.

First airing on Netflix in 2015, Narcos depicts the rise and fall of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar. Seasons 1 and 2 function as a biographical study of Escobar, as well as the DEA agents tasked with taking him down. In Season 3, the focus shifts to the DEA's efforts to stop the rise of the Cali Cartel.

As with any series depicting real events, you may wonder how closely the Narcos cast resembles the real individuals they're playing. This list rounds up the most dastardly and heroic Narcos characters to answer that question. When it comes to the Narcos cast vs. real life, Netflix seems to have done an impressive job getting people who closely match their real-life counterparts. But which pairs are the most convincing? 

Wagner Moura is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Cast Of ‘Narcos’ Vs. The Real People
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Roberto Urbina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Cast Of ‘Narcos’ Vs. The Real People
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Raúl Méndez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Cast Of ‘Narcos’ Vs. The Real People
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