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Morgan Freeman and Nelson Mandela

‘Invictus’ (2009)

When actors meet their biopic characters in real life gallery

Playing a living person in a movie is a huge responsibility for an actor. Many stars have talked about the weight of expectation they feel portraying real people, so imagine the sheer dread and terror they must feel meeting them in the flesh.

What if they didn’t like the movie, what if they hated your performance, what if they wished someone else had played them?

Here’s a look at the potentially awkward moments actors came face to face with their biopic characters.

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