Hollywood loves a good story -- and it doesn't get any better than real-life drama unfolding before your eyes. From gangsters to rocks stars and everyone in between, well-done biopics have historically earned kudos and cleaned up at the Oscars.

But casting the right star is half the battle -- just look at these side-by-side comparisons of the real people and the actors and actresses who played them. !-- START SWF PUBLISHER -->

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