Having your identity stolen has become a greater possibility in the age of the Internet, so much so that it is now a springboard for a new Hollywood comedy called "Identity Thief." In the movie, Melissa McCarthy plays a woman who commits fraud and charges items under the name and credit of a man (played by Jason Bateman) who lives across the country.

It's unclear from the trailers whether McCarthy acquires Bateman's information through the help of the web. However, as we've seen for years, identity theft has been around a lot longer than the Internet has.

Below, we take a look at ten films that depict the ways people have stolen the persona of someone else.

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