In order to feed Hollywood’s love of history stories, they rely on the celebrities who played historical figures and can tap into someone else’s life. It can be a challenging task to become someone who is recognized (and sometimes loved) by so many, but these celebs were fantastic. While there are many celebrities who played historical figures, these are some stand out roles that are set apart from the rest.
1. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela
Of all of the celebrities who played historical figures, Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandela in “Invictus” may be one of the most memorable. It must not have been easy to step into the shoes of such an important role as Nelson Mandela, and Morgan Freeman (obviously) did it without missing a step.