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The 10 Best Cast Biopics Ever

Lindsay Lohan was lambasted by Rosie O'Donnell as an unqualified junkie who shouldn't have been offered the role of Liz Taylor

There has been a lot of debate, controversy and even acrimony over who will and should portray the larger-than-life legends Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Taylor and Lena Horne in their upcoming biopics.

It’s tricky enough trying to get a look-a-like and marry that with someone with skills and believability. That is not an easy thing to do, which is why it’s done so rarely. In the best reenacted performances, actors and actresses personify historic entertainment icons so perfectly that we get lost in their role each time we see these movies. The following Hollywood stars took their biopic roles to another level and will always be highly regarded for these movies for the rest of their careers.

If Alicia Keys can act anywhere as well as she can sing, then she may be okay playing the incomparable Lena Horne

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  1. SherriEtienne on April 25, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Wow! Good stuff Terry! I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and I think everyone was brilliant in their portrayals of these icons. I always thought Lindsay Lohan would play a good Raquel Welch, but seeing her and Liz side by side, she just might do alright as Liz. I mean if she can channel Liz’ spirit, I think capturing her complete essence will become second nature.

    And you’re right, Jamie Foxx as Ray is the epitome of all transformations of character thus far. He was Ray and I say if you’re gonna do it dammit, that’s how it should be done!

    Sheri Etienne