Here's What "Dune" Characters Would Look Like In Real Life Based On Their Book Descriptions

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Dune: Part Two has finally hit theaters, and people are absolutely raving about how much they love the movie.

Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya as characters in close-up, looking intently at each other, in a desert setting

And of course, one of the best parts is this all-star cast with fan favorites like Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, and Florence Pugh.

Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Austin Butler
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So, as a Dune fan and an avid reader, I decided to use AI to bring these characters to life based on their book descriptions, and then compare them to the actors who play them in the movies. Here's how they turned out:

1.First, here's Paul Atreides based on how he's described in the book:

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How he's described in the book: "Oval face" with "strong bones" and green eyes. His hair is "coal-colored" and "tousled." It's often mentioned that he's so thin his ribs are visible, and he's even called "a stringy whipcord of a youth."

And here's Paul played by Timothée Chalamet:

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in armor, wielding a knife, intense expression
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2.Here's Chani based on how she's described in the book:

Close-up of a person with curly hair and freckles looking at the camera

How she's described in the book: "Very skinny with big eyes." Her eyes are light blue. She has "tawny red hair" and "an elfin face."

And here's Chani played by Zendaya:

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3.Here's Princess Irulan based on how she's described in the book:

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How she's described in the book: “She was tall, blonde, face of chiseled beauty." She has "green eyes" and "golden hair."

And here's Princess Irulan played by Florence Pugh:

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4.Here's Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen based on how he's described in the book:

Close-up of a person with curly hair and freckles looking directly at the camera

How he's described in the book: He has "heavy shoulders" with "thick muscles." His hair is "dark" and "dressed in close ringlets." He also has a "round face" and "sullen eyes." He is also mentioned to have lips so full they always look like he's pouting.

And here's Feyd-Rautha played by Austin Butler:

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5.Here's Lady Jessica Atreides based on how she's described in the book:

Close-up of an unnamed woman with a serene expression, green eyes, and light-brown hair. She is smiling subtly

How she's described in the book: She is extremely beautiful with bronze hair and green eyes. She's tall and slim, and her face is oval shaped. "She had brought a regal beauty back into the Atreides line."

And here's Lady Jessica played by Rebecca Ferguson:

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6.Here's Duke Leto Atreides based on how he's described in the book:

Digital artwork of an older man with gray curly hair and stubble, looking directly ahead

How he's described in the book: He's tall, olive-skinned, and has gray eyes. His face is "thin, full of sharp angles and planes."

And here's Leto played by Oscar Isaac:

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7.Here's Gurney Halleck based on how he's described in the book:

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How he's described in the book: He has "wispy blond hair" that "trailed across barren spots on his head." He has a "wide mouth" and "the scar of the inkvine whip slashed across his jawline."

And here's Gurney played by Josh Brolin:

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8.Here's Stilgar based on how he's described in the book:

Portrait of an older man with a full beard looking at the camera

How he's described in the book: He's mentioned to be thin with a "full-lipped mouth in a glistening black beard."

And here's Stilgar played by Javier Bardem:

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9.Here's Baron Vladimir Harkonnen based on how he's described in the book:

Character resembling Shrek's antagonist with a displeased expression

How he's described in the book: He has a "baby fat" face with cheeks like "two cherubic mounds beneath spider-black eyes.”

And here's Vladimir played by Stellan Skarsgård:

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10.Here's Glossu Rabban Harkonnen based on how he's described in the book:

Hyper-realistic digital artwork of an intense male figure with a scruffy beard and sharp gaze

How he's described in the book: He had cropped brown hair and pale blue eyes. He was mentioned to have a sunburned face and is broad-shouldered.

And here's Glossu played by Dave Bautista:

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11.Here's Emperor Shaddam IV based on his description in the book:

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How he's described in the book: Red haired with a thin face and "cold eyes." He's described as having a similar look to a "predatory bird."

And here's Shaddam IV played by Christopher Walken:

Christopher Walken in a dramatic scene wearing a dark outfit
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12.Here's Lady Margot Fenring based on her description in the book:

Close-up of a woman with blonde wavy hair gazing at the camera

How she's described in the book: "She was golden-haired and willowy" with "gray-green" eyes.

And here's Lady Margot played by Léa Seydoux:

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13.Here's Duncan Idaho based on how he's described in the book:

Close-up of a CGI male character with curly hair and a serious expression, wearing a draped garment

How he's described in the book: He has dark skin and a round face. He also has black hair that's so thick it curls "like the fur of a black goat."

And here's Duncan played by Jason Momoa:

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14.Here's Thufir Hawat based on how he's described in the book:

Portrait of an elderly man with intense gaze and deeply lined face, wearing a textured sweater

How he's described in the book: He has "rheumy old eyes" and "leathery skin" that "appears faintly yellow."

And here's Thufir played by Stephen McKinley Henderson:

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15.Here's Dr. Wellington Yueh based on how he's described in the book:

Man with long hair and a facial jewel poses intently

How he's described in the book: He's so extremely thin that his clothes look oversized and cartoonish on him. He has a "square block of a head with purple lips and [a] drooping mustache." He also has "the diamond tattoo of Imperial Conditioning on his forehead" and "long ebony" hair.

And here's Dr. Yueh played by Chang Chen:

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