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Is This What Historical Figures Really Looked Like?

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We all know that styles of art vary from era to era. But what about when Hollywood portrays famous historical figures? They have a tendency to make things sexy to lure audiences in because, well, sex sells. Of course much older art of historical figures like Jesus are created hundreds of years after they lived, so most of these “before” drawings and busts aren’t actually what the person really looked like, but an interpretation. Art historians and history nerds, take a look at how Hollywood has beefed up these majorly famous figures. Compare an artists rendition to Hollywood’s.

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They weren’t as hairy as they are now for some reason…