Stars Take On Real-Life Roles

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange

March 06, 2014

In the trailer for The Fifth Estate, out Oct. 11, 2013, Benedict Cumberbatch dons blonde locks to take on the role of the controversial figure Julian Assange. WATCH. The film is a look back at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.

Cumberbatch adds his name to a long list of actors who've taken on the duty of portraying real-life people. Click the pics to see a few of those film roles.

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