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How the Rocketman Cast Compares to the Real-Life People They're Based On

After making a splash at Cannes this May, Rocketman is coming to a screen near you. The Elton John biopic dramatizes the musician's rise, from his childhood straight through to his big break. Audiences meet many characters from John's life along the way-but how do they compare to their counterparts in the real world? Below, how the Rocketman cast members stack up to the people they're playing, from Taron Egerton's take on Elton John to Richard Madden's portrayal of John Reid.