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The new House of Gucci movie tells the very real story of all of the scandal, power, love, betrayal, and, yes, even murder, that surrounded the Gucci family back in the day. And as much as each of the actors cast in the film were 100% mesmerizing, when a movie’s based on real-life, you can’t help but wonder exactly how much the actors looked like the real-life people.
Some movies reallllly have been missing the mark when it comes to nailing the IRL lewk, but I’ve gotta say House of Gucci did a pretty spot-on job for the most part. Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani is pure perfection and everyone all the way down to the actors playing Tom Ford and Sophia Loren look super similar to their real-life counterparts. In case you’re as curious as I was, here’s the House of Gucci cast and the people they were based on.
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The Italian socialite and former wife of Maurizio Gucci was also known as “The Black Widow” after she was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband.
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Played by: Lady Gaga
In the movie, Patrizia is played by Lady Gaga who absolutely nails her look and voice and, TBH, might look even more glamorous than the real-life socialite did.
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Heir to the Gucci fashion house, Maurizio was chairman of the Gucci group for just four years before selling his shares to Investcorp. Two years after that, he was shot and killed by a hitman at the age of 46.
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Played by: Adam Driver
With the hair, ’70s glasses, and Gucci suits, Adam Driver looks pretty darn close to the actual Maurizio.
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Maurizio’s cousin Paolo was the chief designer of Gucci in the late 1960s. He infamously helped get his own father booted from Gucci and tipped off the IRS about his father’s tax evasion, which landed him in prison.
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Played by: Jared Leto
Jared Leto makes a pretty fun Paolo, but not everyone loved it, apparently. Paolo’s daughter told the Associated Press that it was “Horrible, horrible. I still feel offended.” Yikes!
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Paolo’s father and Maurizio’s uncle, Aldo was the chairman of Gucci for more than 30 years. His father is the one who started the fashion house in the first place.
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Played by: Al Pacino
The iconic Al Pacino plays Aldo in House of Gucci, and sure, he may not look exactly like him, but come on, it’s freakin’ Al Pacino.
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The Italian interior designer and former model was the one dating Maurizio Gucci when he was killed by the hitman.
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Played by: Camille Cottin
French actress Camille Cottin, who you might recognize from Killing Eve and Call My Agent!, looked phenomenal as Paola. We stan!
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As it turns out, Maurizio Gucci’s father was a good-looking dude in his younger days. So much so that he was scouted as an actor before he eventually went to work for the family business.
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Played by: Jeremy Irons
English actor Jeremy Irons took on the role of Rodolfo and he crushed it, perfectly capturing the reclusive man who was still clinging onto his days as an actor.
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The Iraqi-Turkish businessman founded Investcorp—the investment group that bought out Gucci.
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Played by: Youssef Kerkour
To prepare for the role and really get into the headspace of Nemir Kirdar, Youssef said he read a lot of the businessman’s books.
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Before he started his own luxury brand, the American designer worked for Gucci. He started out designing women’s ready-to-wear clothes and eventually climbed the ranks to become Gucci’s creative director.
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Played by: Reeve Carney
Reeve Carney is a great pick to play Tom Ford considering the fact he looks like a carbon copy of a younger version of Ford.
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Domenico De Sole
The former president and CEO of Gucci Group took the luxury brand from near bankruptcy to worldwide domination before going on to become the chairman of Tom Ford International.
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Played by: Jack Huston
There aren’t many pictures of a younger Domenico around to compare Jack Huston to. But for what it’s worth, he looks great either way.
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The Italian actress was well known for many things, one of which was frequently sporting Gucci.
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Played by: Mãdãlina Ghenea
Romanian actress and model Mãdãlina Ghenea took on the role and honestly their similarities are kinda freaky.
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