12 Great Portrayals of Celebrities by Celebrities

Nov 19, 2012 Comments
Anthony Hopkins as Richard Nixon in Nixon

Long before he took on Hitchcock (and long after he played Hitler on TV), the English actor took on the controversial American president. Unlike his latest role, he didn’t make too much of an attempt to resemble Tricky Dick, and that allowed him to give a strong performance as the person without the need to convince us of his accuracy of personality and appearance, which also could have been distracting. He received his third Oscar nomination for the effort.

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