Famous Hollywood Actors Hanging Out With Their Iconic Roles By Ard Gelinck (57 Pics)
Usually, we recognize actors only after the fact, once they become famous. But before they became well-established household names, they were known not for their name, but a character that they played. For example, who hasn't accidentally mixed up Macaulay Culkin with Kevin McCallister in the heyday of "Home Alone"? Or called Sylvester Stallone Rocky? Or mixed-up Lawrence Tureaud with Mr. T from the A-Team? You get the gist of it. Despite that, sometimes it doesn't even matter. The actors and the roles that they play often are so fused that they become inseparable in our minds.
Dutch graphic designer Ard Gelinck separates the inseparable and puts the two sides of the actor, the role and the performer, right next to each other for comparison. He does this in such a way that they seem to be hanging out and interacting with each other. And in a way, they are. It gives us a glimpse into the past, a throwback to the days long gone. It makes us reflect on how they and their careers have changed (or haven't) since they embodied the roles that we know them for.
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Sean Connery And James Bond
Gelinck has worked on these types of photo manipulations for about 10 years now, but don't worry—he doesn't seem to be running out of ideas any time soon. Quite the contrary. He continues to delight his 285k loyal followers on Instagram with regular uploads. And we've been covering most of them, so you can check out previous posts about him here, here, and here.
Heath Ledger And The Joker
Hugh Jackman And Wolverine
He shared more about his experience with Bored Panda: "The 'Then and Now' series is quite old when you consider that me and my brother made the first image for it about 10 years ago," Gelinck told Bored Panda. "About 5 years ago, I edited pictures for a lot of Dutch celebrities and it was a success, so I then started working with foreign celebrity photos. The first one was Madonna, and she even posted my image on her own Instagram."
But the Queen of Pop hasn't been the only celebrity that has recognized and publicly admired his work. Among others are Rob Lowe, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Annie Lennox, BeeGees, Jason Priestly, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Carice van Houten, Sylvester Stallone, Robbie Williams, Michael Douglas, Ricky Gervais, and many more that have also given him a shoutout. "When I think about it, the list is quite impressive," Gelinck said.
Michael J. Fox And Marty McFly
Nah. I'll remember him as Alex Keaton from tv show first.
Charlie Chaplin And The Tramp
The digital artist himself thinks that the reason his photomontages are popular is because people enjoy "taking a trip down memory lane." And it's somewhat true. Just looking at them, one can get serious throwbacks to their childhood, or flashbacks of the bustling '80s and '90s. Someone might even get an urge to rewatch their favorite shows or movies with these actors in them. Any way you look at it, Gelinck's work is an experience of its own. What do you think, Pandas? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Mark Hamill And Luke Skywalker
Poor Luke did not deserve the treatment he got in the new films.
Christina Applegate And Kelly Bundy
Joaquin Phoenix And The Joker
Jack Nicholson And The Joker
I honestly don't think this was his most famous role.... my pick would have been Jack Torrance.
Sigourney Weaver And Ellen Ripley
Elijah Wood And Frodo Baggins
Brian Cranston And Walter White
But I always thought he was best in "Malcolm in the Middle".
Neil Patrick Harris And Doogie Howser M.D.
Henry Winkler And Fonzie
Drew Barrymore And Gertie (And E.T.)
Mike Myers And Austin Powers
Al Pacino And Tony Montana
Ralph Macchio And Daniel Larusso
Sylvester Stallone And Rambo
Johnny Depp And The Hatter
Eddie Murphy And Axel Foley
Jeff Cohen And Chunk
Emilia Clarke And Daenerys Targaryen
Sylvester Stallone And Rocky Balboa
Millie Bobby Brown And Eleven
Don Johnson And James "Sonny" Crockett
Emilio Estevez And Andrew Clark
John Stamos And Jesse Katsopolis
I remember watching a lifetime movie with him in it and he was some sort of crazy stalker killer that was interesting
Courtney Cox And Monica Geller
Jim Carrey And Lloyd Christmas
Bill Skarsgard And Pennywise
Dwight Schultz And Howling Mad Murdock From The A-Team
If ever a biopic of Bob Hope is done, Schultz should play Hope!
Tom Hanks With Richard Drew From The Man With One Red Shoe
Or Josh Baskin, or Captain Richard Phillips, or Robert Langdon, or Walter Fielding, or Pep Streebek, or Forrest Gump, or Jim Lovell, or Captain Miller.........or countless other, more famous roles!
Dolph Lundgren And Ivan Drago
I like it that he hasn't gotten all Botoxed. He looks his age.
Fred Savage And Kevin Arnold
Kate Winslet And Rose Dewitt Bukater
Dustin Hoffman And Dorothy Michaels
Mayim Bialik And Blossom Russo
Ron Howard And Richie Cunningham
Molly Ringwald And Claire Standish
Gaten Matarazzo And Dustin Henderson
Hendry Thomas And Elliott (And E.T.)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner And Theo Huxtable
Tom Cruise And Maverick
I'd rather see him next to Lestat. But guess Interview With a Vampire isn't as well known as Too Gun, is it?