Biopics are a hard type of film to cast, especially when the subject has thousands of hours of visual media featuring them in existence. It's one thing to make a biopic of, say, Abraham Lincoln. There are a few photos and a painting or five, but in reality, there are only a few images of what the man actually looked like. Freddie Mercury, on the other hand, was the frontman of Queen, and there are two decades of concerts and videos fans have already watched to death out there. But the Bohemian Rhapsody cast vs. Queen shows the filmmakers knew what they were doing when they cast the production.
When comparing the originals to the real deal, the resemblance is downright uncanny. This doesn't just go for Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury either, though he is perhaps the most important one. Bohemian Rhapsody isn't billed as a Freddie Mercury biopic, but a Queen biopic, which meant all four members of the band needed to have spot-on casting. Like Freddie, fans have seen images of Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon in videos before Bohemian Rhapsody. The movie made sure to capture all four nearly perfectly.
Check out the photos of the real deals next to their movie counterparts: