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Renée Zellweger and Judy Garland

Sporting a black off-the-shoulder flower dress and short haircut with a microphone in hand, Renée Zellweger definitely looks the part as Judy Garland in the upcoming biopic Judy. (Photo: Judy Garland Film via Twitter/Getty Images)

Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland, and 11 other actors who looked exactly like their real-life counterparts

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.