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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

she really changed

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#31

Geena Davis: Tootsie (1982) — Marjorie Prime (2017)

Geena Davis: Tootsie (1982) — Marjorie Prime (2017)

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Melusine
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2 months ago

She has a really high IQ

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#32

Denzel Washington: Carbon Copy (1981) — The Equalizer 2 (2018)

Denzel Washington: Carbon Copy (1981) — The Equalizer 2 (2018)

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Debrina Blackmoon
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2 months ago

hottie

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#33

Helen Mirren: Herostratus (1967) — The Good Liar (2019)

Helen Mirren: Herostratus (1967) — The Good Liar (2019)

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Minnie-me
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2 months ago

still gorgeous!!

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#34

Christopher Walken: Me And My Brother (1969) — The Jesus Rolls (2019)

Christopher Walken: Me And My Brother (1969) — The Jesus Rolls (2019)

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Dawn K
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2 months ago

First saw him in The Deer Hunter when it first came out. Fell in lust with him. :-)

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#35

Samuel L. Jackson: Together For Days (1973) — Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Samuel L. Jackson: Together For Days (1973) — Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

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Bonny Saxon
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2 months ago

Hasn't he been in like 3,000 movies? He's a rock star!

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#36

Dwayne Johnson: The Mummy Returns (2001) — Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Dwayne Johnson: The Mummy Returns (2001) — Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

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Terd Fergison
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2 months ago

Boy, you got your titles confused.

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#37

Christian Bale: Mio, Mano Mio (1987) — Ford V Ferrari (2019)

Christian Bale: Mio, Mano Mio (1987) — Ford V Ferrari (2019)

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sorlag110
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2 months ago

That movie, Mio in the land of Faraway, is the weirdest production ever. It's a Soviet-Swedish-Norwegian film, starring both Christian Bale and fricking Christopher Lee (Saruman). The soundtrack was made by ABBA members and is basically an ABBA song. And get this: They recorded in Ukraine near Chernobyl when the incident happened and had to relocate! Christopher Lee apperently hated the time he spent with the production. "The food was uneatable and sanitation unspeakable" and he's not known to be a diva so you know it must have been bad 😂

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#38

Angelina Jolie: Lookin' To Get Out (1982) — Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (2019)

Angelina Jolie: Lookin' To Get Out (1982) — Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (2019)

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Bean59
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2 months ago

from a cute litttle girl to a supervillian-you go girl!

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#39

Anne Hathaway: The Princess Diaries (2001) - Dark Waters (2019)

Anne Hathaway: The Princess Diaries (2001) - Dark Waters (2019)

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Bonny Saxon
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2 months ago

She looks younger now

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#40

Anjelica Huston: A Walk With Love And Death (1969) - Waiting For Anya (2020)

Anjelica Huston: A Walk With Love And Death (1969) - Waiting For Anya (2020)

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Laura Roberts
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2 months ago

I have not seen photos from that year of her.. wow! Very lovely.

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#41

Jessica Lange: King Kong (1976) — Wild Oats (2016)

Jessica Lange: King Kong (1976) — Wild Oats (2016)

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago

She's the best too. Love her in AHS

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#42

Tom Hiddleston: The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby (2001) — Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Tom Hiddleston: The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby (2001) — Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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Brenda Alvira Alvarez
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2 months ago

dreamy....

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#43

Jack Nicholson: The Cry Baby Killer (1958) — How Do You Know (2010)

Jack Nicholson: The Cry Baby Killer (1958) — How Do You Know (2010)

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FloC
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2 months ago

I didn't know he was young once...

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#44

Cate Blanchett: Police Rescue(1994) — Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Cate Blanchett: Police Rescue(1994) — Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

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happyapple89
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2 months ago

That's surprisingly smooth skin for her age

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#45

Liv Tyler: Silent Fall (1994) — Ad Astra (2019)

Liv Tyler: Silent Fall (1994) — Ad Astra (2019)

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Andres Tejeda
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2 months ago

still a beauty.

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#46

Jodie Foster: Napoleon And Samantha (1972) — Hotel Artemis (2018)

Jodie Foster: Napoleon And Samantha (1972) — Hotel Artemis (2018)

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TUBLOVER3
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2 months ago

She's a remarkable woman ...

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#47

Bill Murray: Meatballs (1979) — Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

Bill Murray: Meatballs (1979) — Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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2 months ago

I love the pics chosen for this post!! Not only does it demonstrate Bill's physical beauty but also his comic beauty!!

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#48

Benedict Cumberbatch: Fields Of Gold (2002) - 1917 (2019)

Benedict Cumberbatch: Fields Of Gold (2002) - 1917 (2019)

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Ren Duvall
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2 months ago

Couldn't they have got a photo for the left side that wasn't terribly blurry?

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#49

Joaquin Phoenix: Spacecamp (1986) — Joker (2019)

Joaquin Phoenix: Spacecamp (1986) — Joker (2019)

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Kjorn
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2 months ago

omg!!! that was Joaquin in spacecamp??? never new that!

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#50

Jake Gyllenhaal: City Slickers (1991) - Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Jake Gyllenhaal: City Slickers (1991) - Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

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Bonny Saxon
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2 months ago

He didn't even have all his teeth yet!

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#51

Jim Carrey: Rubberface (1981) — Dark Crimes (2016)

Jim Carrey: Rubberface (1981) — Dark Crimes (2016)

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Joyce Brazel
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2 months ago

I hated his baffoon movies but loved his serious ones.

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#52

Uma Thurman: Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987) — Down A Dark Hall (2018)

Uma Thurman: Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987) — Down A Dark Hall (2018)

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Bonny Saxon
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2 months ago

She's always been striking.

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#53

Jennifer Connelly: Once Upon A Time In America (1984)- Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Jennifer Connelly: Once Upon A Time In America (1984)- Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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Lara Verne
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2 months ago

She's a beautiful lady.

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#54

Matt Damon: Mystic Pizza (1988)-Jay And Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Matt Damon: Mystic Pizza (1988)-Jay And Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

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N G
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2 months ago

Looks like he was bourne again

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#55

Macaulay Culkin: Rocket Gibraltar (1988) — Changeland (2019)

Macaulay Culkin: Rocket Gibraltar (1988) — Changeland (2019)

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happyapple89
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2 months ago

BIG difference

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#56

Chris Hemsworth: Star Trek (2009) - Men In Black: International (2019)

Chris Hemsworth: Star Trek (2009) - Men In Black: International (2019)

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🐼NaeNae🐼
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2 months ago

10 years later...

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#57

Martin Freeman: The Low Down (2000) - Ode To Joy (2019)

Martin Freeman: The Low Down (2000) - Ode To Joy (2019)

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Bonny Saxon
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2 months ago

He's a joy to watch.

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#58

Jennifer Aniston: Camp Cucamonga (1990) - Murder Mystery (2019)

Jennifer Aniston: Camp Cucamonga (1990) - Murder Mystery (2019)

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Debby Hartinger
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2 months ago

She's always been beautiful.

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#59

Brad Pitt: The Dark Side Of The Sun (1988) — Ad Astra (2019)

Brad Pitt: The Dark Side Of The Sun (1988) — Ad Astra (2019)

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Gets better with age.

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#60

Ryan Gosling: Frankenstein And Me (1996) — First Man (2018)

Ryan Gosling: Frankenstein And Me (1996) — First Man (2018)

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Maper Sam
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2 months ago

gorgeous.

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#61

Charlize Theron: Children Of The Corn III (1995) — Bombshell (2019)

Charlize Theron: Children Of The Corn III (1995) — Bombshell (2019)

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Emma B
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2 months ago

Those '90s eyebrows though!!!!!!!

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#62

Lisa Kudrow: Married To The Mob (1989)-Booksmart (2019)

Lisa Kudrow: Married To The Mob (1989)-Booksmart (2019)

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反社会的
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2 months ago

I love that she has the same expression on her face :)

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#63

Monica Bellucci: Vita Coi Figli (1990)- Spider In The Web (2019)

Monica Bellucci: Vita Coi Figli (1990)- Spider In The Web (2019)

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Hańka
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2 months ago

The most beautiful actress!

#64

Edward Norton: Primal Fear (1996)-Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

Edward Norton: Primal Fear (1996)-Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

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Renee Gauthier
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2 months ago

I didn't realize Primal Fear was his first movie.

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#65

Russell Crowe: Prisoners Of The Sun (1990) — True History Of The Kelly Gang (2019)

Russell Crowe: Prisoners Of The Sun (1990) — True History Of The Kelly Gang (2019)

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Luna Rose
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2 months ago

He was on Neighbours and living with the law. Before the movie roles.

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#66

Ben Kingsley: Fear Is The Key (1972) — Spider In The Web (2019)

Ben Kingsley: Fear Is The Key (1972) — Spider In The Web (2019)

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Maper Sam
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2 months ago

great actor.

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#67

Sandra Oh: Double Happiness (1994) — Meditation Park (2017)

Sandra Oh: Double Happiness (1994) — Meditation Park (2017)

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反社会的
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2 months ago

She was amazing in 'Killing Eve'.

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#68

Zoe Saldana: Center Stage (2000) — Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Zoe Saldana: Center Stage (2000) — Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

Did she age one day?

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#69

Penélope Cruz: Jamón, Jamón (1992) — Wasp Network (2019)

Penélope Cruz: Jamón, Jamón (1992) — Wasp Network (2019)

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Norma
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2 months ago

Gorgeous, as always....

#70

Christoph Waltz: Tristan And Isolde (1981) — Georgetown (2019)

Christoph Waltz: Tristan And Isolde (1981) — Georgetown (2019)

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Laura Roberts
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2 months ago

Ah, Tristan and Isolde. Myths and legends are so very complicated. I took a lot of Latin so I was intrigued by the story and its inspiration of many others to follow it. Affairs are hard for me to stomach though.

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#71

Tom Holland: The Impossible (2012) — Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Tom Holland: The Impossible (2012) — Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)