These Actors Won Their Oscars Playing Real-Life Roles

Colin Firth

The Oscars are fast approaching, so you better start making your winner predictions! While you’re filling out your ballot, there’s one thing you should keep in mind: real-life roles. It seems that whenever an actor takes on a famous face in history — or even a lesser-known person with a great true story — it only ups their chances of taking home Oscar gold.

There’s a long list of Hollywood elite who have won a statue for their spot-on portrayal of real people (so many that we can’t even list them all here!), but take a peek at this short list of memorable performances. Then stay tuned on Feb. 26 to see if Meryl Streep,Brad Pitt, or the other nominees join their ranks!

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