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'Rocketman' Actors Vs. The Real People They Play 

Samantha Dillinger
Updated December 10, 2019 1.1k votes 399 voters 9.9k views 4 items

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

The Elton John biopic Rocketman tells the story of one of the biggest musicians of all time. It follows the remarkable life of the musician as he became a legendary performer in the generation that gave us some of the best singers in rock. The actors who play the real people of Rocketman have big shoes to fill, as the eccentric, flamboyant, and often short-tempered entertainer is not easily copied.

English actor Taron Egerton plays Elton John in Rocketman. He sports some of John's greatest fashion statements with pizzazz throughout the film. The two even performed Tiny Dancer together at a 2019 Oscars viewing party, proving they might have more in common than looks. 

As for the rest of the Rocketman movie cast versus the real people they play - did Hollywood make a good match, or could the producers have done a better job? 

Elton John is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 'Rocketman' Actors Vs. The Real People They Play
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Did Hollywood get it right?
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John Reid - Richard Madden
John Reid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 'Rocketman' Actors Vs. The Real People They Play
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Bernie Taupin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 'Rocketman' Actors Vs. The Real People They Play
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Sheila Eileen - Bryce Dallas Howard
Sheila Eileen - Bryce Da... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 'Rocketman' Actors Vs. The Real People They Play
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Did Hollywood get it right?