Trend for musicians: choose the best actor`s reincarnation in the legend

Mercury's dedication film Bohemian Rhapsody, which presented Rami Malek the winning on Oscar 2019, launched a whole series of biographical films about the creativity and personality of musicians. Today the drama Madonna and the Breakfast Club goes to the cinema, and in this May Elton John`s fans are waiting for the release of Rocketman, an extravagant musical about the singer's creative career. The trend for musical biopics is clear: the contemporaries of the artists or the performers themselves are alive and can give detailed advice, the soundtracks are ready, and the public has always been interested in the details of celebrity destinies.

Actors and actresses willingly agree on such images, and some even specially learn to sing. gathered the most brilliant actors' reincarnation of the last decade, so that you could choose the most successful one.

1. Zoe Saldana - Nina Simone

Zoe Saldana - Nina Simone

Zoe Saldana appeared in the image of perhaps the most famous jazz singer Nina Simone in the 2016 film of the same name. The actress's skin was made even darker, and the make-up artists added special patches to the face, so that Saldana looked like Simon. However, when the relatives of the legend saw the trailer, they were extremely indignant at the complete lack of external similarities, demanding not to let the biopic in the rental.

2. Joaquin Phoenix - Johnny Cash

Joaquin Phoenix - Johnny Cash

Phoenix received an Oscar nomination for the best male role of his favorite country musician Johnny Cash. Joaquin himself sang all the songs in the film, imitating Cash's voice. In the biopic dedicated to the formation of a great musician, Reese Witherspoon also played, playing the role of June Carter.

3. Teron Edgerton - Elton John

Teron Edgerton - Elton John

Rocketman is a real full-fledged biography of Elton John, gradually revealing his creative path. The role of the musician was approved by Taron Egerton, best known for his leading role in the action-packed action movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. It is known that Tom Hardy was to appear on the site of Taron, but the actor refused to participate in the project.

4. Chadwick Boseman - James Brown

Chadwick Boseman - James Brown

Boseman played the king of funk in 2014 in the movie Get on Up about James Brown. The actor spent three hours in the make-up chair to create a wig and features similar to the original. With the help of a vocal teacher and choreographer and advice from some of Brown's surviving relatives, as well as Mick Jagger, one of the film's producers, Boseman created a spectacular image of a legend.

5. Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury

Thanks to the award in the nomination for the best male role on the Oscars of 2019, the film Bohemian Rhapsody became the loudest and most widely known music biopic. Rami Malek in the image of Freddie caused mixed emotions in the audience: some noted the enormous work of the actor who managed to catch the performer’s style and demonstrate the inner drama, while others claimed that Rami is completely different from Mercury and looks comical.

6. Jamie Old - Madonna

Jamie Old - Madonna

Jamie Old made her debut in the film about the beginning of the career of pop diva Madonna. According to the most Jamie, she has long been a fan of the singer and to play in the movie Madonna and the Breakfast Club was her honor. In addition, director Guy Guido used in the film and documentary footage.

7. Val Kilmer - Jim Morrison

Val Kilmer - Jim Morrison

To get the role of a rocker from The Doors Jim Morrison, Kilmer shot an eight-minute video about his singing abilities and changed his appearance to match Morrison, and then sent the material to director Oliver Stone. After casting, Val was on a diet and rehearsed songs for six months.

8. Marion Cotillard - Edith Piaf

Marion Cotillard - Edith Piaf

Cotillard received critical acclaim for the image of the French singing icon Edith Piaf, including she won the Oscar for Best Actress. Initially, Marion was not considered for the role, but after meeting with Olivier Dahan the director was shocked by her eyes and the way they reminded him of a photograph of Piaf in his youth.

9. Jamie Foxx - Ray Charles

Jamie Foxx - Ray Charles

Foxx received universal acclaim for the image of blues legend Ray Charles, for this role he was rewarded with a number of awards, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. To embody the image of a blind pianist in the film Ray, Jamie had to lose more than 13 kilograms and glue his eyes every day.