What Notorious Criminals Actually Looked Like Vs. Actors Who Played Them
Criminals and bad guys often make headlines for their crimes, and their faces are usually plastered on TV and newspapers so frequently that the general public can pinpoint who they are simply based on an image. Their histories and stories captivate people who want to know what drove them to lives of crime, which provides a lot of draw for Hollywood. But because the faces of these people are so well recognized, the casting of their parts must be spot-on to carry any sort of plot.
And Hollywood knows just what it's doing. Vote up the castings that are scary-accurate to the real-life people they're portraying.
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Charlize Theron was almost unrecognizable as she took on the role of the sinister Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2004).
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Zac Efron took on the role of Ted Bundy in the Netflix film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile (2019) that tells his story from a new perspective.
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Christian Camargo has a small cameo in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) as John Wilkes Booth.
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Paul Bettany played the notorious killer Ted Kaczynski - the Unabomber - in the first season of Manhunt (2017).
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