The 25 Most Memorable Portrayals of Real Artists in Movie History

21. Colin Firth as Johannes Vermeer

Character: Johannes Vermeer

Film: Girl With a Pearl Earring

Year Released: 2003

Donning the long locks of a romance novel protagonist, Colin Firths plays a slightly more aggressive love interest than his garden variety fop. Based off the Tracy Chevalier novel after the famous painting, the story speculates on the life and love of the Dutch master of whom so little is known. One of Scarlett Johansson's early roles playing a totally normal girl of extenuating beauty.

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