Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and More Actors Who Portrayed Real People in Movies and TV Show

life copying art. Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and other celebrities

gained notoriety for their roles as actual individuals in films and television programs.

Many people have been recognized for their on-screen portrayals of well-liked and contentious historical figures.

In September 2016, the American Horror Story actress received an Emmy for her depiction of renowned prosecutor Marcia Clark.

For her work in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Paulson received the Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie award.

The "whip-smart, giant-hearted" lawyer was honored by the actress by receiving the victory.

Later, Clark revealed to Us Weekly in an exclusive how it felt to see Paulson win the prize.

"To have someone as phenomenal as Sarah play me and then win?" she questioned. It feels really good.

Rami Malek won his first Academy Award three years later for his performance as late artist Freddie Mercury in the Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody.

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