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17th Apr '18 4:48:06 PM Malady
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* [[MySoCalledLife Claire Danes]] playing autistic Temple Grandin in the [[Film/TempleGrandin film of the same name]]. While they don't really look like, Danes was able to imitate Grandin's voice perfectly despite getting to meet her only once.

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* [[MySoCalledLife Claire Danes]] Danes playing autistic Temple Grandin in the [[Film/TempleGrandin film of the same name]]. While they don't really look like, Danes was able to imitate Grandin's voice perfectly despite getting to meet her only once.
8th Apr '18 4:39:10 PM fearlessnikki
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* For ''Film/TheBlingRing'' Nick Prugo described Claire Julien playing Chloe (based off Courtney Ames) as being "way hotter than [Courtney is] in real life".

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Nick Prugo described Claire Julien playing Chloe (based off Courtney Ames) as being "way hotter than [Courtney is] in real life". life".
** Alexis Neiers gets played by Emma Watson, who is slightly slimmer and more conventionally pretty.
** Katie Chang's Rebecca Lee is likewise slimmer and more made up than the real girl.


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* ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' features a school play based on ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank''. Anne gets played by Bridget - who is a beautiful buxom blonde that looks nothing like the real girl. During rehearsals she has a line where she says "I know I'm not very pretty" and bursts out laughing [[ProudBeauty at the ridiculousness of her saying such a thing]].
17th Mar '18 4:24:19 AM NogaiKhan
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* UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} is often thought of as handsome, but was described by Suetonius as short[[note]]5'7 was officially given as his height, which would make him slightly above average in Rome, but Suetonius noted that this was exaggerated.[[/note]] with a hooked nose, swarthy skin,[[note]]Olive skin is, today at least, thought of as an attractive feature, but excluding this aspect still counts because the modern conception of August's look was solidified in the 17th-19th centuries when pale skin was seen as a sign of wealth and status in Europe.[[/note]] a uni brow, and a few rotten, crooked teeth. His statues, idealized as they are, also show that he had a pretty long neck and broad face.
11th Mar '18 2:28:21 PM fearlessnikki
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* The 2018 biopic ''Fighting With My Family'', based on the Knight family of wrestlers in Norwhich:
** Sweet Saraya is portrayed by Creator/LenaHeadey who even in the make-up still looks more attractive.
** Jack Lowden is more chiseled and PrettyBoy-esque as Zak Zodiac than the real guy is.
** Averted with Florence Pugh as {{Wrestling/Paige}}. The documentary the film is based on made a point that Paige's beauty helped draw more fans, and she was signed by WWE instantly.
** Thea Trinidad portrays a character based on Wrestling/AJLee, and is much curvier and more buxom than AJ's waifier frame.
26th Feb '18 5:48:37 PM nombretomado
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* TheShinsengumi as a whole but especially Okita Souji who tends to be depicted as extremely {{bishonen}} (so much that sometimes a female actor depicts him in live action). However contemporary accounts describe him as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okita_Souji tall, dark, and thin man with high cheekbones, a wide mouth, and a "flatfish" face.]] Most of the Shinsengumi members of whom the photos survived or existed (including Okita, but excepting [[FairCop Hijikata]], who ''was'' [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Hijikata_Toshizo.jpg a strikingly handsome man]] in RealLife) were of relatively ordinary appearance, but the cake probably goes to Hajime Saitou, whose two conflicting portraits showed him either [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/Onlysaitophoto.JPG plain]], or [[{{Gonk}} downright]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Realsaitou-2.jpg ugly]], but his [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Goro_Fujita_aka_Hajime_Saito.jpg real portrait]] shows him reasonably attractive as an old man.

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* TheShinsengumi UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi as a whole but especially Okita Souji who tends to be depicted as extremely {{bishonen}} (so much that sometimes a female actor depicts him in live action). However contemporary accounts describe him as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okita_Souji tall, dark, and thin man with high cheekbones, a wide mouth, and a "flatfish" face.]] Most of the Shinsengumi members of whom the photos survived or existed (including Okita, but excepting [[FairCop Hijikata]], who ''was'' [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Hijikata_Toshizo.jpg a strikingly handsome man]] in RealLife) were of relatively ordinary appearance, but the cake probably goes to Hajime Saitou, whose two conflicting portraits showed him either [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/Onlysaitophoto.JPG plain]], or [[{{Gonk}} downright]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Realsaitou-2.jpg ugly]], but his [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Goro_Fujita_aka_Hajime_Saito.jpg real portrait]] shows him reasonably attractive as an old man.
25th Feb '18 10:17:37 PM nombretomado
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* The trope is in full effect in ''VideoGame/{{Hakuouki}}''. Some of the real-life members of the {{Shinsengumi}}, such as Hijikata Toshizo, were plenty attractive on their own, while others, like Saito Hajime, were... not. Regardless, in the VisualNovel and the anime series adapted from it, they're all portrayed as gloriously {{Bishonen}}.

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* The trope is in full effect in ''VideoGame/{{Hakuouki}}''. Some of the real-life members of the {{Shinsengumi}}, UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi, such as Hijikata Toshizo, were plenty attractive on their own, while others, like Saito Hajime, were... not. Regardless, in the VisualNovel and the anime series adapted from it, they're all portrayed as gloriously {{Bishonen}}.
26th Jan '18 1:58:56 PM Lemia
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* ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', as a romance game whose premise is that you get to woo your choice of famous Japanese Sengoku-era warlords such as Nobunaga Oda or Ieyasu Tokugawa, makes sure that all of these warlords are as ridiculously attractive as possible. The game [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the absurd attractiveness of its warlords from the very beginning by showing its main character reading a modern-day magazine about them that claims them to be "Japan's Hottest Warlords!"
16th Jan '18 1:48:13 AM jormis29
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* UsefulNotes/CalamityJane was often mistaken for a man, and not just because she often wore men's clothing. However, she's been played by [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/15/article-0-0027576E00000258-645_233x264.jpg Doris Day]]. ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' goes part of the way toward averting this, and even has Jane tell an anecdote about being mistaken for a man, but Robin Weigert is still far more attractive than the real thing. Not to mention the FieryRedhead she's in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfCalamityJane''.

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* UsefulNotes/CalamityJane was often mistaken for a man, and not just because she often wore men's clothing. However, she's been played by [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/15/article-0-0027576E00000258-645_233x264.jpg Doris Day]].Creator/DorisDay. ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' goes part of the way toward averting this, and even has Jane tell an anecdote about being mistaken for a man, but Robin Weigert is still far more attractive than the real thing. Not to mention the FieryRedhead she's in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfCalamityJane''.
2nd Jan '18 7:56:09 PM Scifimaster92
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* The TrueCrime documentaries shown on Creator/InvestigationDiscovery engage in this trope quite a fair bit. For just one example, compare the [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjMwMzc4MTI4MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTk1ODYxNTE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,667,1000_AL_.jpg actress]] portraying the victim in the ''Fear Thy Neighbor'' episode "Tunnel of Hate" to her [[http://twistedphilly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/anne-300x256.jpeg real life counterpart]].
30th Dec '17 6:47:50 PM mitcher
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* Creator/NataliePortman as [[http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/05/08/natalie-portman-to-feminist-icon-play-ruth-bader-ginsberg-in-new-film/ Ruth Bader Ginsberg]] in the upcoming ''On The Basis Of Sex.'' Given that she is portraying her [[https://www.google.com/search?q=ruth+bader+ginsburg+young&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI9NnXqLf9yAIVCOcmCh135gkO#imgrc=_ in her youth]], it may not be so far off.

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* Creator/NataliePortman Creator/FelicityJones as [[http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/05/08/natalie-portman-to-feminist-icon-play-ruth-bader-ginsberg-in-new-film/ [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTgwNDE1MjY3MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzU4MDQ3MzI@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,939,1000_AL_.jpg Ruth Bader Ginsberg]] in the upcoming ''On The Basis Of Sex.'' Given that she is portraying her Ginsberg [[https://www.google.com/search?q=ruth+bader+ginsburg+young&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI9NnXqLf9yAIVCOcmCh135gkO#imgrc=_ in her youth]], it may not be so far off.
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