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Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln
Tall, dark, and with a little movie magic, a handsome warrior fighting the undead in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
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Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare
It takes more than just being the world's greatest playwright to win Gwyneth Paltrow's heart in Shakespeare in Love. To wit, Joseph Fiennes' brooding eyes.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII
King Henry VIII was obese, gouty, and had a rotting leg sore. Showtime gave him quite the makeover in The Tudors.
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Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson as the Boleyn sisters
The Other Boleyn Girl's look at old English history not only had another attractive King Henry VIII (Eric Bana), but also stepped it up with Johannson playing Mary and Portman as the doomed Anne in that steamy love triangle.
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Tom Hiddleston as F. Scott Fitzgerald
We're just going to say it: Fitzgerald? Kind of handsome. Good call, Hiddleston (as seen in Midnight in Paris).
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Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen
We may primarily know Austen as a great writer, but thanks to her Hathaway self in Becoming Jane, we can always think of her as someone who could turn James McAvoy's head.
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Colin Firth as King George VI
Firth's Oscar-worthy stutter in The King's Speech may have been dead-on, but his looks got a major upgrade.
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Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover
Every kooky, reclusive billionaire and moralizing G-man (who lives with his mother) would benefit from the Hollywood treatment. Hughes cut a dashing figure, but Hoover was more Paul Giamatti than DiCaprio (as seen in The Aviator and J. Edgar).
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Johnny Depp as J.M. Barrie
J.M. Barrie may have dreamt up Neverland, but we're more interested in a place that turns all authors into Depp look-alikes (as seen in Finding Neverland).
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Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I
If Anne Boleyn looked like Natalie Portman, it only makes sense that her daughter would be played by equally striking Cate Blanchett (as seen in Elizabeth).
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David Bowie as Nikola Tesla
Somehow appropriate that the inventor who tried to build a teleforce death-ray would be played by Ziggy Stardust (as seen in The Prestige).
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James Caviezel as Jesus and Charlton Heston as Moses
Beards, flowing locks, and furrowed brows straight out of a Sunday school lesson (as seen in The Passion of the Christ and The Ten Commandments, respectively).