10 Actors Who Look Exactly Like The Characters They Played

9. James Dean - James Franco

James Dean James Franco

Long ago, back before James Franco was known for being a professional Renaissance man, someone at a casting office noticed that the talented young actor bore a striking resemblance to the late James Dean. He was then fittingly cast as the legendary actor in a made-for-TV biopic, a performance which earned him a Golden Globe and made audiences everywhere really sit up and take notice. Both actors are handsome, of course, but the similarities go far beyond that. Franco, with his enigmatic nature and enthralling screen presence, seemed to channel the same energy that made Dean a pop culture icon.

Audrey Fox is an ex-film student, which means that she prefers to spend her days in the dark, watching movies and pondering the director's use of diegetic sound. She currently works as an entertainment writer, joyfully rambling about all things film and television related. Add her on Twitter at @audonamission and check out her film blog at 1001moviesandbeyond.com.