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This Is What the Actors of 'Mindhunter' Look Like vs. Their Scary Real-Life Counterparts

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David Fincher's Netflix drama Mindhunter is back with a second season after a far too long hiatus. The sophomore season has brought to life even more notorious serial killers than the first, which prominently featured Co-ed Killer Edmund Emil Kemper.

While the FBI agents on the show are only loosely based on real people — most notably Holden Ford, a fictionalized version of real-life Mindhunter author and retired special agent John Douglas — the serial killers profiled on the show are very real indeed. And we have to hand it to the casting of this show for totally nailing it. Scroll through to see 11 real life murderers and the actors they play on-screen. As a little palette cleanser you can also see how they look when they're not playing sociopaths.

Charles Manson (played by Damon Herriman)

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If Damon Herriman isn't careful, he'd going to end up playing Charles Manson his whole life. He's very  good at it, and this year has already brought us two versions of the Aussie actor's portrayal. In addition to playing the cult leader on Mindhunter, Damon plays Manson in Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He really got down not only the look but the gestures and crazy expression. Still, here's hoping he can book a nice rom com or buddy comedy soon. Damon has previously appeared on Justified and Battle Creek. As for Charles Manson, he died in 2017.