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Many of the elements that make history exciting are the same ones that make movies worth watching: heroism, scandal, intelligence, and tragedy. While Hollywood frequently uses past events for inspiration, there remains a good number of historical events and figures that have yet to be tapped.

Plenty of celebrities look like they've been time-traveling, but the question of who should play historical figures in biopics probes a little deeper. Similar appearances help, yes, but these historical greats deserve actors who can truly capture the small details. 

Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Figures And The Actors Who Should Portray Them In A Biopic
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Birthplace: Kirovohrad, Ukraine

Died: 1940

Born: 1879

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John Locke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Figures And The Actors Who Should Portray Them In A Biopic
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Birthplace: Eurasia, South West England, Somerset, United Kingdom, North Somerset, + more

Died: 1704

Born: 1632

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William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Figures And The Actors Who Should Portray Them In A Biopic
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Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Died: 1616

Born: 1564-04-26

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Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Figures And The Actors Who Should Portray Them In A Biopic
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Birthplace: Eurasia, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, Ulyanovsk

Died: 1924

Born: 1870

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