What is the truest sign of an award-winning acting performance? Well, when a star is able to re-create history, for starters. Channeling a different time, place and a well-known historical figure is no easy task. Talk about pressure! Sometimes we really have to hand it to Hollywood’s finest.
From to Ben Kingsley to Meryl Streep, take a look at these quality stars who’ve channeled legendary historical figures themselves to pull off some of the best acting performances of all time. But you be the judge: which performances do you think defied all logic and brought the past back to life?