Things we equate with Steve Jobs: life-changing consumer products, business savvy, the greatest movie studio of our time, fantastic commencement speeches, and the power of wardrobe consistency (i.e., black mock turtlenecks). Things that don’t bring Steve Jobs to mind? The Sexiest Man Alive. So, yes, we were a bit skeptical when the announcement came that Ashton Kutcher would play the Apple founder in the forthcoming biopic, jOBS. But dammit if the release of the film’s trailer didn’t change our minds.
Just look at the comparison : he's got the boot-cut, "dad"-washed jeans, the slightly too-long, side-swept hair, a respectable short beard and 'stache, and he's clearly got that lean down. Equal parts casting genius and movie hair-and-makeup magic.
jOBS is not the only new biopic with a star who bears an uncanny resemblance to the real McCoy—the stalkeratzi photos and the newly-released trailer of Diana made clear that Naomi Watts was the only choice for Lady Di , and who would have thought the same woman could play both Virginia Woolf and Princess Grace? Kudos to you, Kidman. With these yet-to-be-seen bio-films on our minds, we got to thinking about others that nailed the casting on the nose in years past. Take a look at our 37 favorite dead-ringer biopic players...in anticipation of Ashton creating the iPod and all.