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History Channel Casting Hitler, Churchill, FDR Look-A-Likes

The History Channel struck ratings gold earlier this year with its "Bible" miniseries and is apparently hoping to do so again with a miniseries about the “epic events of WWI and WWII.”

The History Channel is currently casting people who look like Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, according to a new Craigslist ad.

The non-acting roles pay $300-$350 a day, notes

If you're a Joseph Stalin look-a-like or an Emperor Hirohito look-a-like, sorry, you're out of luck.

The Craigslist ad reads:

We are currently casting a 6-hour docu-drama mini-series that will tell the story of the key world leaders through the epic events of WWI and WWII, and we are seeking men to play the roles of:

Adolf Hitler (age 25 – 56)
Winston Churchill (age 35 – 65)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (age 30 – 60)

The most important thing is a physical resemblance to the actual historical figures. The majority of the cast will be tracked over decades, so we will be exploring the possibility of casting two people to play both “young” and “old” versions, as well as the possibility of casting a single individual who could be aged up & down. Anyone who falls within the age ranges above could submit themselves. Previous acting experience is not required. German accent (for Hitler) and British accent (for Churchill) is also helpful, but also not required.

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