Biopic roles: Now and Then

(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Abraham Lincoln (L) and Actor Daniel Day-Lewis. Oscar hype begins this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globes and the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. The trend continues this year with the nominations for actors Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for their roles in 'My Week With Marilyn.' 'The Iron Lady,' 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Moneyball' and 'J Edgar.' ***LEFT IMAGE***1863: Abraham Lincoln, (1809 - 1865), the 16th President of the United States of America poses in circa1863. (Photo by Alexander Gardner/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives at the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Biopic Roles Traditionally Lead As Award Season Begins With Golden Globe And SAG Nominations
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Abraham Lincoln (L) and Actor Daniel Day-Lewis. Oscar hype begins this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globes and the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. The trend continues this year with the nominations for actors Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for their roles in 'My Week With Marilyn.' 'The Iron Lady,' 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Moneyball' and 'J Edgar.' ***LEFT IMAGE***1863: Abraham Lincoln, (1809 - 1865), the 16th President of the United States of America poses in circa1863. (Photo by Alexander Gardner/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives at the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between J. Edgar Hoover (L) and Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Oscar hype begins this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globes and the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. The trend continues this year with the nominations for actors Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for their roles in 'My Week With Marilyn.' 'The Iron Lady,' 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Moneyball' and 'J Edgar.' ***LEFT IMAGE***1965: FBI dir. J. Edgar Hoover looks on at Andrews AFB in 1965. (Photo by Stan Wayman//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***TOKYO - JULY 21: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 'Inception' press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo on July 21, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open in Japan on July 23. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Biopic Roles Traditionally Lead As Award Season Begins With Golden Globe And SAG Nominations
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between J. Edgar Hoover (L) and Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Oscar hype begins this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globes and the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. The trend continues this year with the nominations for actors Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for their roles in 'My Week With Marilyn.' 'The Iron Lady,' 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Moneyball' and 'J Edgar.' ***LEFT IMAGE***1965: FBI dir. J. Edgar Hoover looks on at Andrews AFB in 1965. (Photo by Stan Wayman//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***TOKYO - JULY 21: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 'Inception' press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo on July 21, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open in Japan on July 23. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Sarah Palin (L) and actress Julianne Moore. The TV film biopic 'Game Change' airing in 2012 in March on HBO stars actress Julianne Moore as Republican nominee Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign in the US. ***LEFT IMAGE*** ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 03: Republican U.S vice-presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin pauses while speaking on day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Julianne Moore arrives at the presentation of the Santa Barbara Film Festival Montecito Award to actress Julianne Moore on February 11, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Actress Julianne Moore To Play Republican Politician Sarah Palin In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Sarah Palin (L) and actress Julianne Moore. The TV film biopic 'Game Change' airing in 2012 in March on HBO stars actress Julianne Moore as Republican nominee Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign in the US. ***LEFT IMAGE*** ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 03: Republican U.S vice-presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin pauses while speaking on day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Julianne Moore arrives at the presentation of the Santa Barbara Film Festival Montecito Award to actress Julianne Moore on February 11, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Elizabeth Taylor (L) and actress Lindsay Lohan. Actress Lindsay Lohan will reportedly play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming TV movie biopic currently titled 'Liz and Dick' to be aired on Lifetime, an American television cable network. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1967: Elizabeth Taylor holds an Oscar she won for the film 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf' at the Grosvenor Hotel in April 26, 1967 in London. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the Premiere Of THQ's "Saints Row: The Third" on October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Actress Lindsay Lohan To Play Elizabeth Taylor In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Elizabeth Taylor (L) and actress Lindsay Lohan. Actress Lindsay Lohan will reportedly play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming TV movie biopic currently titled 'Liz and Dick' to be aired on Lifetime, an American television cable network. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1967: Elizabeth Taylor holds an Oscar she won for the film 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf' at the Grosvenor Hotel in April 26, 1967 in London. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the Premiere Of THQ's "Saints Row: The Third" on October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Virginia Woolf and actress Nicole Kidman. Oscar hype continues this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. ***LEFT IMAGE***1930: English novelist, critic and essayist Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941) poses in 1930. Woolf was born in London and regarded as one of the great modern innovators of the novel. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 23: Winner for Best Actress for 'The Hours,' Nicole Kidman poses during the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Biopic Roles Traditionally Lead As Oscar Nominations Are Announced
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Virginia Woolf and actress Nicole Kidman. Oscar hype continues this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. ***LEFT IMAGE***1930: English novelist, critic and essayist Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941) poses in 1930. Woolf was born in London and regarded as one of the great modern innovators of the novel. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 23: Winner for Best Actress for 'The Hours,' Nicole Kidman poses during the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Amanda Seyfried (L) and actress Linda Lovelace. Amanda Seyfried will reportedly play Linda Lovelace in a film biopic entitled 'Lovelace.' ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1974: American pornographic actress Linda Lovelace (1949 - 2002) arriving at London Airport (now Heathrow) on May 28, 1974. She is wearing a lace dress and matching hat. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "Gone" at the Arclight Theater on February 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Amanda Seyfried To Play Linda Lovelace In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Amanda Seyfried (L) and actress Linda Lovelace. Amanda Seyfried will reportedly play Linda Lovelace in a film biopic entitled 'Lovelace.' ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1974: American pornographic actress Linda Lovelace (1949 - 2002) arriving at London Airport (now Heathrow) on May 28, 1974. She is wearing a lace dress and matching hat. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "Gone" at the Arclight Theater on February 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Gloria Steinem (L) and actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Sarah Jessica Parker will reportedly play Gloria Steinem in a film biopic about Linda Lovelace entitled 'Lovelace.' ***LEFT IMAGE*** WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: Author and feminist activist Gloria Steinem participates in a roundtable discussion during the Women In Public Service event at the Department of State December 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the screening of I Don't Know How She Does It at Scandinavia House Screening Room on September 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images for Moms & The City)
FILE PHOTO: Sarah Jessica Parker To Play Gloria Steinem In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Gloria Steinem (L) and actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Sarah Jessica Parker will reportedly play Gloria Steinem in a film biopic about Linda Lovelace entitled 'Lovelace.' ***LEFT IMAGE*** WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: Author and feminist activist Gloria Steinem participates in a roundtable discussion during the Women In Public Service event at the Department of State December 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the screening of I Don't Know How She Does It at Scandinavia House Screening Room on September 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images for Moms & The City)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Steve Jobs (L) and actor Ashton Kutcher. Ashton Kutcher will reportedly play Steve Jobs in a film biopic directed by Joshua Michael Stern. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1977: Portrait of American businessman and engineer Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc, at the first West Coast Computer Faire, where the Apple II computer was debuted, in Brooks Hall, San Francisco, California, April 16th or 17th, 1977. (Photo by Tom Munnecke/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE*** PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Ashton Kutcher attends the 'Sex Friends' Photocall on February 9, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Ashton Kutcher In Talks To Play Steve Jobs In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Steve Jobs (L) and actor Ashton Kutcher. Ashton Kutcher will reportedly play Steve Jobs in a film biopic directed by Joshua Michael Stern. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1977: Portrait of American businessman and engineer Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc, at the first West Coast Computer Faire, where the Apple II computer was debuted, in Brooks Hall, San Francisco, California, April 16th or 17th, 1977. (Photo by Tom Munnecke/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE*** PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Ashton Kutcher attends the 'Sex Friends' Photocall on February 9, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Charles Dickens (L) and actor Ralph Fiennes. Ralph Fiennes will reportedly play Charles Dickens in a film biopic entitled 'The Invisible Woman' directed by the actor himself. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1858: English novelist Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) looks on circa 1858. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Actor Ralph Fiennes attends the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 at the Royal Opera House on February 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Ralph Fiennes To Play Charles Dickens In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Charles Dickens (L) and actor Ralph Fiennes. Ralph Fiennes will reportedly play Charles Dickens in a film biopic entitled 'The Invisible Woman' directed by the actor himself. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1858: English novelist Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) looks on circa 1858. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Actor Ralph Fiennes attends the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 at the Royal Opera House on February 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between pianist Liberace (L) and actor Michael Douglas. Michael Douglas will reportedly play American pianist Liberace in an HBO film biopic entitled 'Behind the Candelabra' directed by Steven Soderbergh. ***LEFT IMAGE*** circa 1980: Flamboyant American pianist Liberace (1919 - 1987) displays his wealth of jewellery as he sweeps into London Airport. The combined value of his rings is 110,000, he wears a gold and diamond watch, worth about 14,000, and a diamond 'L' brooch, nearly all of which were presents to him from admirers. (Photo by David Ashdown/Keystone/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Michael Douglas attends the Michael Kors Spring 2010 fashion show at the tent at Bryant Park on September 16, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for IMG)
FILE PHOTO: Michael Douglas To Play Liberace In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between pianist Liberace (L) and actor Michael Douglas. Michael Douglas will reportedly play American pianist Liberace in an HBO film biopic entitled 'Behind the Candelabra' directed by Steven Soderbergh. ***LEFT IMAGE*** circa 1980: Flamboyant American pianist Liberace (1919 - 1987) displays his wealth of jewellery as he sweeps into London Airport. The combined value of his rings is 110,000, he wears a gold and diamond watch, worth about 14,000, and a diamond 'L' brooch, nearly all of which were presents to him from admirers. (Photo by David Ashdown/Keystone/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Michael Douglas attends the Michael Kors Spring 2010 fashion show at the tent at Bryant Park on September 16, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for IMG)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Diana, Princess of Wales (L) and actress Naomi Watts. Naomi Watts will reportedly play Diana, Princess of Wales in a film biopic directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. ***LEFT IMAGE*** Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997), on a walkabout in Brixton, South London on October 27, 1983. (Photo by Reg Lancaster/Express/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE*** LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 08: Naomi Watts on the set of the 'Diana' movie on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
FILE PHOTO: Naomi Watts To Play Diana, Princess of Wales In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Diana, Princess of Wales (L) and actress Naomi Watts. Naomi Watts will reportedly play Diana, Princess of Wales in a film biopic directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. ***LEFT IMAGE*** Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997), on a walkabout in Brixton, South London on October 27, 1983. (Photo by Reg Lancaster/Express/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE*** LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 08: Naomi Watts on the set of the 'Diana' movie on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Gertrude Bell (L) and actress Naomi Watts. Naomi Watts will reportedly play Gertrude Bell in a film biopic "Queen of the Desert" directed by Werner Herzog. ***LEFT IMAGE*** circa 1900: English archaeologist and traveller Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868 - 1926). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actress Naomi Watts attends the "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Paramount)
FILE PHOTO: Naomi Watts To Play Gertrude Bell In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Gertrude Bell (L) and actress Naomi Watts. Naomi Watts will reportedly play Gertrude Bell in a film biopic "Queen of the Desert" directed by Werner Herzog. ***LEFT IMAGE*** circa 1900: English archaeologist and traveller Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868 - 1926). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actress Naomi Watts attends the "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Paramount)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence Of Arabia) (L) and actor Robert Pattinson. Robert Pattinson will reportedly play T. E. Lawrence in a film biopic "Queen of the Desert" directed by Werner Herzog. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1918: British soldier, adventurer and author Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888 - 1935) known as Lawrence Of Arabia. He joined the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I and was instrumental in the conquest of Palestine (1918). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: (Editors Note: Image has been converted to black and white) Actor Robert Pattinson poses at the "Cosmopolis" photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Robert Pattinson To Play Lawrence Of Arabia In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence Of Arabia) (L) and actor Robert Pattinson. Robert Pattinson will reportedly play T. E. Lawrence in a film biopic "Queen of the Desert" directed by Werner Herzog. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1918: British soldier, adventurer and author Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888 - 1935) known as Lawrence Of Arabia. He joined the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I and was instrumental in the conquest of Palestine (1918). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: (Editors Note: Image has been converted to black and white) Actor Robert Pattinson poses at the "Cosmopolis" photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between actresses Janet Leigh (L) and Scarlett Johansson. Actress Scarlett Johansson will play actress Janet Leigh in a film biopic about filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock entitled "Hitchcock." ***LEFT IMAGE*** UNSPECIFIED: American actress Janet Leigh (1927 - 2004), circa 1955. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actress Scarlett Johansson attends the 13th annual Los Angeles Shorts Festival on July 23, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Scarlett Johansson To Play Janet Leigh In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between actresses Janet Leigh (L) and Scarlett Johansson. Actress Scarlett Johansson will play actress Janet Leigh in a film biopic about filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock entitled "Hitchcock." ***LEFT IMAGE*** UNSPECIFIED: American actress Janet Leigh (1927 - 2004), circa 1955. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actress Scarlett Johansson attends the 13th annual Los Angeles Shorts Festival on July 23, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Jacqueline Kennedy (L) and Natalie Portman. Actress Natalie Portman is in talks to reportedly play former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in a film biopic. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1960: Close-up of American future First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994), Goergetown, Virginia, September 2, 1960. (Photo by Ed Clark/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Natalie Portman arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Natalie Portman To Play Jacqueline Kennedy In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Jacqueline Kennedy (L) and Natalie Portman. Actress Natalie Portman is in talks to reportedly play former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in a film biopic. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1960: Close-up of American future First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994), Goergetown, Virginia, September 2, 1960. (Photo by Ed Clark/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Natalie Portman arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Nina Simone (L) and actress Zoe Saldana. Zoe Saldana will reportedly play Nina Simone in a film biopic by writer and director Cynthia Mort and executive producer Jimmy Lovine. ***LEFT IMAGE*** UNSPECIFIED: Photo of Nina Simone; posed, studio. (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Zoe Saldana arrives at Audi Celebrates The 2012 Golden Globe Awards at Ceconni's on January 8, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Actress Zoe Saldana To Play Nina Simone In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Nina Simone (L) and actress Zoe Saldana. Zoe Saldana will reportedly play Nina Simone in a film biopic by writer and director Cynthia Mort and executive producer Jimmy Lovine. ***LEFT IMAGE*** UNSPECIFIED: Photo of Nina Simone; posed, studio. (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Zoe Saldana arrives at Audi Celebrates The 2012 Golden Globe Awards at Ceconni's on January 8, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Emily Dickinson (L) and Cynthia Nixon. Actress Cynthia Nixon will reportedly play writer Emily Dickinson in a film biopic "A Quiet Passion" written and directed by Terence Davies. ***LEFT IMAGE*** circa 1850: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830 - 1886). She withdrew herself at the age of 23 from all social contacts and lived an intensely secluded life, writing over 1,000 poems. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK - AUGUST 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Actress Cynthia Nixon attends "Into The Woods" opening night celebration at the Delacorte Theater on August 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Cynthia Nixon To Play Emily Dickinson In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Emily Dickinson (L) and Cynthia Nixon. Actress Cynthia Nixon will reportedly play writer Emily Dickinson in a film biopic "A Quiet Passion" written and directed by Terence Davies. ***LEFT IMAGE*** circa 1850: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830 - 1886). She withdrew herself at the age of 23 from all social contacts and lived an intensely secluded life, writing over 1,000 poems. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK - AUGUST 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Actress Cynthia Nixon attends "Into The Woods" opening night celebration at the Delacorte Theater on August 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between actresses Vera Miles (L) and Jessica Biel. Actress Jessica Biel will play actress Vera Miles in a film biopic about filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock entitled "Hitchcock." ***LEFT IMAGE*** UNSPECIFIED: Vera Miles in the 1950's. (Photo by Film Favorites/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** HOLLYWOOD - March 18: Jessica Biel appears at GM Ten Celebrates 75 Years of Film with Celebrity Fashion Show on March 18, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
FILE PHOTO: Jessica Biel To Play Vera Miles In Biopic Role
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between actresses Vera Miles (L) and Jessica Biel. Actress Jessica Biel will play actress Vera Miles in a film biopic about filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock entitled "Hitchcock." ***LEFT IMAGE*** UNSPECIFIED: Vera Miles in the 1950's. (Photo by Film Favorites/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** HOLLYWOOD - March 18: Jessica Biel appears at GM Ten Celebrates 75 Years of Film with Celebrity Fashion Show on March 18, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

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