When you watch a movie about a real life person, do you ever look that person up after to see how much the actor looks like the person they’re portraying? Straight Outta Compton is the number one movie in Canada. The story of how Dr Dre sold headphones to Apple? I dunno, I haven’t seen it yet. Check out the side by side of the actors and the musicians…
Wow! I mean the guy playing Ice Cube could be his son!
What’s that? He IS actually his son?
Moving on. Which other actors have captured the look of the musicians they’ve played?
Lets start with Val Kilmer Playing Jim Morrison
Not bad, I guess. Kilmer is only gonna be able to play Morrison at the end of his career now if you know what I mean. Next…
Jamie Foxx playing Ray Charles.
Nails it. Not only looks wise, but what a performance by Foxx as well. He won the Oscar for Best Actor for this one.
Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix
Pretty good. Have to admit I haven’t seen this movie though…
Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash
Awesome. I also thought he did a teriffic job singing Johnny’s songs. No easy task to live up to the Man in Black.
Any I’m missing? – J