It's quite rare to see a wannabe actor starting their career with a big feature film role. With their first jobs in modeling, commercials, and small roles in TV series, most world-renowned actors had a long way to go until they became successful. We here at Bored Panda decided to take a trip down memory lane to see where world-renowned actors started their careers. We compared the actors' first movie role to their latest role to see not only how much they've changed through the years but also how far they've gone in their careers.

#1

Jason Momoa: Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (2003) - Aquaman (2018)

Jason Momoa: Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (2003) - Aquaman (2018)

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Renee Gauthier
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1 month ago

I think he's hotter now.

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#2

Alan Rickman: Die Hard (1988) — Eye In The Sky (2015)

Alan Rickman: Die Hard (1988) — Eye In The Sky (2015)

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Zoe's Mom
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1 month ago

Miss him.

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#3

Robert Downey Jr.: Pound (1970) — Dolittle (2020)

Robert Downey Jr.: Pound (1970) — Dolittle (2020)

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Isabel
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1 month ago

I admire him for beating his addiction.

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#4

Robin Williams: Can I Do It 'Till I Need Glasses? (1977) — Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014)

Robin Williams: Can I Do It 'Till I Need Glasses? (1977) — Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014)

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Phoebe Bean
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1 month ago

Thanks for the great laughs you gave us, Robin!

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#5

Meryl Streep: Julia (1977) — Little Women (2019)

Meryl Streep: Julia (1977) — Little Women (2019)

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Clarebear
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1 month ago

She is a great actress! So funny in Little Women.

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#6

Keanu Reeves: Youngblood (1986) — Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Keanu Reeves: Youngblood (1986) — Always Be My Maybe (2019)

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Andres Tejeda
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1 month ago

So he just grew a beard. Looks almost the same after 34 years.

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#7

Tom Hanks: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019) — He Knows You're Alone (1980)

Tom Hanks: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019) — He Knows You're Alone (1980)

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Debby Hartinger
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1 month ago

I liked his curly hair. :)

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#8

Carrie Fisher: Shampoo (1975) - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Carrie Fisher: Shampoo (1975) - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

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Bean59
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1 month ago

😭😢😘 love u carrie forever

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#9

Rene Russo: Major League (1989) — Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Rene Russo: Major League (1989) — Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

Looks exactly the same

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#10

Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween (1978) — Knives Out (2019)

Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween (1978) — Knives Out (2019)

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Bonny Saxon
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1 month ago

Gorgeous and will kick your ass. Enviable combo.

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#11

Liam Neeson: Pilgrim's Progress (1978) — Ordinary Love (2019)

Liam Neeson: Pilgrim's Progress (1978) — Ordinary Love (2019)

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Tifferooski
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1 month ago

All I see is Qui-Gon.

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#12

Leonardo Dicaprio: Critters 3 (1991) — Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood (2019)

Leonardo Dicaprio: Critters 3 (1991) — Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood (2019)

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Blue Shadow
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1 month ago

Fame has treated him well

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#13

Harrison Ford: A Time For Killing (1967) — Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Harrison Ford: A Time For Killing (1967) — Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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Bonny Saxon
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1 month ago

He looks good for being as old as Methuselah. I still love him though!

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#14

Clint Eastwood: Francis In The Navy (1955) — The Mule (2018)

Clint Eastwood: Francis In The Navy (1955) — The Mule (2018)

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Andres Tejeda
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1 month ago

Damn his son looks exactly like him.

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#15

Anthony Hopkins: The Lion In Winter (1968) — Now Is Everything (2019)

Anthony Hopkins: The Lion In Winter (1968) — Now Is Everything (2019)

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MaryBored Pasaribu
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1 month ago

Well, Sir Anthony Hopkins

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#16

Natalie Portman: Léon: The Professional (1994) — Lucy In The Sky (2019)

Natalie Portman: Léon: The Professional (1994) — Lucy In The Sky (2019)

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me
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1 month ago

Léon was great.

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#17

Ryan Reynolds: Ordinary Magic(1993) - Free Guy (2020)

Ryan Reynolds: Ordinary Magic(1993) - Free Guy (2020)

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Stephanie Chapman
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1 month ago

Watch the trailer for "Ordinary Magic". He plays a white boy who has been raised in India and has an Indian accent. It looks like a sincere and sweet movie, but feels so weird seeing that accent on him.

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#18

Gillian Anderson: Class Of '96 (1993) - Sex Education (2020)

Gillian Anderson: Class Of '96 (1993) - Sex Education (2020)

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Bilal Ali
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1 month ago

Why does she still look good?

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#19

Daniel Radcliffe: The Tailor Of Panama (2001) - Guns Akimbo (2019)

Daniel Radcliffe: The Tailor Of Panama (2001) - Guns Akimbo (2019)

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N G
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1 month ago

I wonder what he did in between those 2 films

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#20

Will Smith: Where The Day Takes You (1992) — Bad Boys For Life (2020)

Will Smith: Where The Day Takes You (1992) — Bad Boys For Life (2020)

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Phoebe Bean
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1 month ago

A day of difference between pics, for me! Guy hasn't aged!!

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#21

Johnny Depp: A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) — Waiting For The Barbarians (2019)

Johnny Depp: A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) — Waiting For The Barbarians (2019)

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

He’s become such a caricature.

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#22

Scarlett Johansson: North (1994)-Jojo Rabbit(2019)

Scarlett Johansson: North (1994)-Jojo Rabbit(2019)

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Naomi Wayker
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1 month ago

She didnt really change but she is very beautiful

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#23

Kate Winslet: Heavenly Creatures (1994) — Wonder Wheel (2017)

Kate Winslet: Heavenly Creatures (1994) — Wonder Wheel (2017)

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Naomi Wayker
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1 month ago

never changed

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#24

Robert De Niro: Three Rooms In Manhattan (1965) — The Irishman (2019)

Robert De Niro: Three Rooms In Manhattan (1965) — The Irishman (2019)

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Rissie
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1 month ago (edited)

That's funny, because in the Irishman his face is adjusted by cgi to look younger :)

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#25

Hugh Jackman: Paperback Hero (1999) — Bad Education (2019)

Hugh Jackman: Paperback Hero (1999) — Bad Education (2019)

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Luna Rose
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1 month ago

This wasn't even his first role at all. He was in a tv shows in 94-96 and Erskineville Kings was released before this movie.

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#26

Milla Jovovich: Two Moon Junction (1988) — The Rookies (2019)

Milla Jovovich: Two Moon Junction (1988) — The Rookies (2019)

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Kjorn
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1 month ago

i love her music album! i discover her with her music first

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#27

Kathy Bates: Taking Off (1971) — Richard Jewell (2019)

Kathy Bates: Taking Off (1971) — Richard Jewell (2019)

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

She's the best

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#28

Matthew Mcconaughey: Dazed And Confused (1993) — The Gentlemen (2020)

Matthew Mcconaughey: Dazed And Confused (1993) — The Gentlemen (2020)

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Florian Tauber
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1 month ago

Alright alright alright...

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#29

Dustin Hoffman: The Tiger Makes Out (1967) — Into The Labyrinth (2019)

Dustin Hoffman: The Tiger Makes Out (1967) — Into The Labyrinth (2019)

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MaryBored Pasaribu
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1 month ago

He is Charmingly Handsome

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#30

Nicole Kidman: Bush Christmas (1983) — Bombshell (2019)

Nicole Kidman: Bush Christmas (1983) — Bombshell (2019)

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Naomi Wayker
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1 month ago

she really changed

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