Hollywood loves to cast illustrious stars as famous historical figures, even though it doesn’t always care if the former necessarily resembles the latter (see, for instance, 2015’s Steve Jobs , in which Michael Fassbender doesn’t look much like the Apple visionary ). That’s most definitely not the case with the upcoming biopic Judy , in which Renée Zellweger will step into the legendary shoes of Judy Garland — a role that, as proven by today’s first photo from the production , will benefit from the fact that Zellweger is nearly indistinguishable from the cinematic icon. Inspired by that stunning snapshot’s debut, we’ve compiled a rundown of the finest instances of actors becoming the spitting image of their real-life artist and politician characters.
Kris Jenner may’ve ‘broken the Internet’ this weekend with her age-defying bikini selfie , but she’s not the only celebrity who looks years younger than her age. Halle Berry took to the red carpet at the premiere of her new film ‘Kidnap’ last night looking like a fresh-faced 30something – not a 50-year-old – urging us all to grab for the nearest pot of anti-ageing cream. Clad in a camouflage print mini skirt and an oversized wrap shirt, the actress finished her look with a lick of natural make-up and straightened hair extensions. Of course, this isn’t the first time Halle’s rocked the beauty world on the red carpet. The former Bond girl has worked all kinds of looks at A-list events, including an epic afro at the 2017 Academy Awards and hair piercings at at another ‘Kidnap’ promotional event . Halle’s sartorial prowess is just as well-known. At an event to honour mums in May this year, the actress showed off her toned tum in a semi-sheer gown and a backless, mini Atelier Versace dress was the talk of the 2017 Oscars Vanity Fair party. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Halle Berry, 50, shows off stunning bikini body Kris Jenner ‘breaks Internet’ with bikini pic Kelly Brook fires back at fat-shaming trolls who attacked bikini photo
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Amy Robach, co-host on US show ‘Good Morning America’, has had to apologise after she used the offensive term ‘coloured’ to describe ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ star Zendaya. The broadcaster was presenting a segment on Hollywood casting, after rumours that the former Disney Channel actress is set to play Mary Jane Watson in the new movie. “Now we all know Hollywood has received recent and quite a bit of criticism for casting white actors in what one might assume should be a role reserved for coloured people,” she said during yesterday’s show.
A new profile of Margot Robbie in US magazine Vanity Fair has been branded ‘creepy and lecherous’ over its portrait of the Australian actress. Writer Rich Cohen, who is also a co-creator of the now-axed Martin Scorsese HBO series 'Vinyl’, has also come under heavy criticism for referring to Australians as 'throwback people’ in the article. The piece appears in the August issue of the magazine, titled 'Welcome to the Summer of Margot Robbie’, and has been published to coincide with her new movies 'The Legend of Tarzan’ and 'Suicide Squad’, and now Twitter is ablaze with people pulling Cohen up on its tone.
In what looks like a mildly unsettling, potential vision of the future, Nicole Kidman has aged about 20 years for her new role. - Why is Keanu Reeves at Parliament? Snapped on the set of season two of crime thriller ‘Top Of The Lake’, she wears a full-on tousled grey wig, and is dotted with age spots.