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21 Iconic Actors In Their Early Roles Vs. Their Most Recent


You couldn’t possibly imagine that a random boy who played in the family oriented drama, The New Lassie, would become one of the best actors of our generation. Or, that now widely popular actress Helen Miren, was one time simply billed as ‘Advert Woman’ in her first movie.

Here is a list of some famous iconic actors, showing how they looked in their first role vs. their most recent roles, compiled by Aunty Acid.

1. Colin Firth


The English actor’s first acting experience came in 1984 when he played Tommy Judd in the British romantic historical drama, Another Country.


Now, after having won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two BAFTA Awards, he has returned to the screens as Harry Hart in the blockbuster Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

2. Helen Mirren


The Oscar-winning actress had her first role in the movie Herostratus, back in 1967. In the movie, she was merely billed as ‘Advert Woman’.


Now, the actress portrays the character of Ella in the movie The Leisure Seeker. It’s about a runaway couple that goes on an unforgettable journey in their faithful old RV.

3. Dev Patel


The English actor made his first appearance in the popular British TV show, Skins in 2007.


Dev Patel’s latest role was Saroo Brierley; an Indian-born Australian businessman who, at age five, was accidentally separated from his biological mother. The movie Lion, premiered last year.

4. Emma Stone


The Oscar-winning actress had her first acting role as Laurie Partridge in The New Partridge Family.


For her latest role, the highest-paid actress in the world played Billie Jean King in the movie The Battle of the Sexes.

5. Eddie Redmayne


The adorable Eddie Redmayne had his first role in the movie Animal Ark, in 1998 where he played John Hardy.


Now, the wildly successful actor can be seen in the latest J.K. Rowling’s movie series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

6. Meryl Streep


Probably, there isn’t a person who hasn’t heard about Meryl Streep today. But, her first role was in the movie The Deadliest Season, where she portrayed the role of Sharon Miller.

You will definitely love her in her last role as Florence Foster Jenkins, in the movie with the same name.

7. Andrew Garfield


The 34-year-old British–American actor, first appeared in the British TV series, Sugar Rush in 2005.


Garfield’s latest role was in the drama Silence, where he played Rodrigues.

8. Halle Berry


The 51-year old actress appeared first on the TV screens in 1989 series Living Dolls, where she played Emily Franklin.


This year, the Academy winning actress appeared in the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle as Ginger.

9. Leonardo DiCaprio


If you think Leonardo’s first role was Jack in Titanic, you are mistaken. He first appeared on the TV screens back in 1989, where he played Glen in TV series The New Lassie.


The actor finally got his well-deserved Oscar for his latest movie The Revenant, where he portrayed the role of the American hunter and explorer, Hugh Glass.

10. Will Smith


The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air was a comedy starring Will Smith, but he first played that role in Blossom in 1991.


His latest role was in the movie Collateral Beauty, where he played a successful New York advertising executive by the name of Howard, who goes through a difficult time.

11. Jennifer Lopez


The famous singer, started her acting career in 1986, in the movie My Little Girl where she played Myra.


Now she stars in the crime TV show Shades of Blue, as Harlee Santos.

12. Reese Witherspoon


A teenage Reese Witherspoon had her first role as Dani Trant in the movie Man In The Moon, in 1991.


Her latest role is Madeline, in the HBO drama Big Little Lies.

13. Daniel Radcliffe


Daniel Radcliffe’s first role wasn’t in Harry Potter as many might believe. He first appeared in David Copperfield as Young David.


Now, the boy-wizard is all grown up and enjoying his most recent role as Yossi Ghinsberg in the movie Jungle.

14. Viola Davis


The only black actress who has won the Triple Crown of Acting, had her first role as a nurse in the indie movie, The Substance of Fire.


Nowadays, she’s starring as the badass lawyer, Annalise Keating in How to get away with murder.

15. Margot Robbie


Margot Robbie’s started her acting career in the Australian television series City Homicide, where she played Caitlin Brentford.


Now we all know her as Harley Quinn in the Syfy movie Suicide Squad, which premiered in 2015.

16. Ryan Gosling


America’s sweetheart, Ryan Gosling, had his first role in the iconic 90’s TV Show, Are You Afraid of the Dark?


His latest role was in the movie Song to Song, where he played BV.

17. Tom Hiddleston


The actor had his first role in the drama The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, where he played an unnamed Lord.


His latest acting role came last year, when he played James Conrad in the science fiction film Kong: Skull Island.

18. Kristen Stewart


Before everyone knew her as Bella in the Twilight saga, Kristen played Sam Jennings in The Safety of Objects.


Her latest role was in the movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. She portrayed the role of Kathryn.

19. Tom Hanks


Tom Hanks started acting back in the 80s, when he starred as Elliot in He Knows You’re Alone.

The actor’s most recent role was in the movie The Circle, where he played Bailey.

20. Alexis Bledel


The 36-yeard-old actress, started her career in the American series The Gilmore Girls, back in 2000.


Her last role is in the series The Handmaid’s Tale where she plays Ofglen.

21. Nicole Kidman


The Australian actress first showed up in the indie movie Skin Deep in 1983, where she played Sheena Henderson.


Earlier this year, Nicole gave an amazing performance as Julia in Top of the Lake.

Let us know which of the actors on the list you think has had the greatest transformation.

Source: auntyacid

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