The 25 Most Memorable Portrayals of Real Artists in Movie History

14. Stellen Skarsgard as Francisco Goya

Character: Francisco Goya

Film: Goya's Ghosts

Year Released: 2006

Though he doesn't imbue it with the rakish sensuality that Javier Bardem lends to the Spanish Inquisition priest(who proves that even Orthodoxy can be sexy), Stellen Skarsgard gives depth to the controversial painter in troubled times. The legendary Milosz Forman (Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) favors the dramatic, focusing on a particular painting of a forsaken soul and the girl whose portrait will haunt Goya until death, a slightly hispanic Natalie Portman.

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