Actors Who Won Oscars For Playing Real People

Actors Who Won Oscars For Playing Real People

The Oscars are fast approaching, so you better start making your winner predictions! While you're filling out your ballot, there's one thing you should keep in mind: roles based on real life. It seems that whenever an actor takes on a famous face in history — or even a lesser-known person with a great true story — it only ups the chances of taking home Oscar gold. There's a long list of Hollywood elite who have won a statue for spot-on portrayals of real people (so many that we can't even list them all here!), but take a peek at this short list of memorable performances.

— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal

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