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Has Michelle Williams nailed the Marilyn Monroe look?

09.14.2011

The Weinstein Co. is releasing the upcoming drama MY WEEK WITH MARILYN this November and is already gunning for a potential Oscar run for star Michelle Williams, who plays Marilyn Monroe in the film. First stop? An Annie Liebowitz layout in the upcoming issue of Vogue. First the pictures, then the debate:


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So what do you think? Does she look better than Naomi Watts who too was attached to play Monroe in a biopic and posed for this promo pic? And is physical resemblance a big part of a success when playing a real person? Regardless of what you think, Harvey Weinstein is sure to continue the push for Williams, who's also getting heat for her performance in TAKE THIS WALTZ (which won't be qualified for this year's Oscars).

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7:55PM on 09/15/2011
I don't think the Vogue pictures do justice, but the last picture certainly does.
I don't think the Vogue pictures do justice, but the last picture certainly does.
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2:44AM on 09/15/2011
The first 4 not so much but the last 1 is a near dead ringer.
The first 4 not so much but the last 1 is a near dead ringer.
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11:48PM on 09/14/2011

Just get Meryl Streep to do it

She can morph into anyone it seems and still win an Oscar every year (sarcasm)
She can morph into anyone it seems and still win an Oscar every year (sarcasm)
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11:12PM on 09/14/2011

No

Michelle Williams is a gorgeous woman and a wonderful actress in her own right, but she doesn't have the same kind of sexuality that Marilyn possessed, she doesn't look like Marilyn and I just don't see it. I see a pale and desperate imitation. This is going to end badly.
Michelle Williams is a gorgeous woman and a wonderful actress in her own right, but she doesn't have the same kind of sexuality that Marilyn possessed, she doesn't look like Marilyn and I just don't see it. I see a pale and desperate imitation. This is going to end badly.
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10:56PM on 09/14/2011
In answer to the question. Look? maybe. Likeness? Nope.
In answer to the question. Look? maybe. Likeness? Nope.
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10:35PM on 09/14/2011
Wow, she's beautiful. And she looks close enough that it won't be distracting, I think.
Wow, she's beautiful. And she looks close enough that it won't be distracting, I think.
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6:49PM on 09/14/2011
Think she looks good as Marilyn. She doesn't quite replicate her, as Michelle Williams doesn't really have all the sexual appeal that Monroe had, but there's something tragic about those pictures, which I think is very fitting.
Think she looks good as Marilyn. She doesn't quite replicate her, as Michelle Williams doesn't really have all the sexual appeal that Monroe had, but there's something tragic about those pictures, which I think is very fitting.
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5:49PM on 09/14/2011
She looks JUST like...any other Marilyn Monroe impersonator. I'm sorry, but as with most biodramas, the only person adequate enough to play the real life person is...the real life person.
She looks JUST like...any other Marilyn Monroe impersonator. I'm sorry, but as with most biodramas, the only person adequate enough to play the real life person is...the real life person.
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5:24PM on 09/14/2011

Mehh

Not really. She was amazing in blue valentine though.
Not really. She was amazing in blue valentine though.
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2:31PM on 09/14/2011

Nope

But that's what happens when you get some little waif to play one of histories most famous shapely sexpots.
But that's what happens when you get some little waif to play one of histories most famous shapely sexpots.
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2:21PM on 09/14/2011
Eh I still prefer the norma jean/marilyn movie that hbo did a while back. One of the few times you get to see marilyn monroe portrayed in all her glory and naughtiness which sadly I doubt this film will do since its obvious oscar bait.
Eh I still prefer the norma jean/marilyn movie that hbo did a while back. One of the few times you get to see marilyn monroe portrayed in all her glory and naughtiness which sadly I doubt this film will do since its obvious oscar bait.
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1:50PM on 09/14/2011

OH NOES!

Michelle Williams doesn't look EXACTLY like Marilyn Monroe! And Joaquin Phoenix didn't look exactly like Johnny Cash. Look how well THAT turned out! So, now anyone who doesn't look 100% like the historic figure they're playing automatically makes it bad?
Michelle Williams doesn't look EXACTLY like Marilyn Monroe! And Joaquin Phoenix didn't look exactly like Johnny Cash. Look how well THAT turned out! So, now anyone who doesn't look 100% like the historic figure they're playing automatically makes it bad?
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1:34PM on 09/14/2011

Not a knock against Michelle Williams

but she's clearly an intelligent actress and Marilyn Monroe, by all reports, wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. That's why Michelle's not selling these pictures. That said, she's convincingly played dumb before (see the underrated Dick), so I still have hope for her in this role.
but she's clearly an intelligent actress and Marilyn Monroe, by all reports, wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. That's why Michelle's not selling these pictures. That said, she's convincingly played dumb before (see the underrated Dick), so I still have hope for her in this role.
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12:47PM on 09/14/2011

Michelle wins!

Naomi Watts looks too skinny to play Marilyn. Michelle has a more Monroe build. Naomi looks great though. I wonder why all these actresses now a days try to be so skinny yet look at Marilyn as an icon. She wasn't a skinny girl. She was what I call "healthy". Nice curves.
Naomi Watts looks too skinny to play Marilyn. Michelle has a more Monroe build. Naomi looks great though. I wonder why all these actresses now a days try to be so skinny yet look at Marilyn as an icon. She wasn't a skinny girl. She was what I call "healthy". Nice curves.
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11:36AM on 09/14/2011
She's better looking than the pretty but overrated Marylin Monroe. And Naomi Watts is even better looking than Michelle.
She's better looking than the pretty but overrated Marylin Monroe. And Naomi Watts is even better looking than Michelle.
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11:39AM on 09/14/2011
Agreed, Naomi Watts is 100 times better looking than both of them.
Agreed, Naomi Watts is 100 times better looking than both of them.
11:20AM on 09/14/2011
I think she's as perfect as they could get for the role, but she still does look like Michelle Williams just in Marilyn makeup and hair. I feel like maybe an unknown actress would've been better suited, but Michelle Williams does uncannily look a lot like MM.
I think she's as perfect as they could get for the role, but she still does look like Michelle Williams just in Marilyn makeup and hair. I feel like maybe an unknown actress would've been better suited, but Michelle Williams does uncannily look a lot like MM.
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11:04AM on 09/14/2011

Pretty damn close in appearance...

But her performance will be the true deciding factor. And it won't be easy.
But her performance will be the true deciding factor. And it won't be easy.
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11:03AM on 09/14/2011
She's got the look, obviously. She's well cast. But only on that last picture, at the table, does she really resemble her. It's uncanny almost.
She's got the look, obviously. She's well cast. But only on that last picture, at the table, does she really resemble her. It's uncanny almost.
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