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 year 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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Debby Hartinger
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1 year ago

So many guys age well...

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#3

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

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

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A Water Bottle
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1 year ago

Started early

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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 year 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 year 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 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

I liked his curly hair. :)

Beans
Community Member
1 year ago

I forgot he had really curly hair in his early days. He definitely seems to straighten it for a lot of roles... but if you have a good look at him out and about you can see he has the curls still, even though his hair is short.

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Shay Aharoni
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1 year ago

he grew from a bandanna to a tie

Alib
Community Member
1 year ago

Tom Hanks was in this? This movie terrified me as a child!

NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

Hes aging well I think!

tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

That the "Bossom Buddies" looking Hanks I first remember.

Laly Lynch
Community Member
1 year ago

Tom Hanks is pretty awesome. I guess it really is true that our nose and ears continue growing all our lives.

Gin
Community Member
1 year ago

Ears and noses definitely keep growing :D love him nonetheless

Carol Roeder
Community Member
1 year ago

What an actor!

anny chua92
Community Member
1 year ago

People's favorite actor!

Chris Bebout
Community Member
1 year ago

Bugs me the dates are backwards on this... why...?

patricia matthews
Community Member
1 year ago

Great guy!

Caroline Driver
Community Member
1 year ago

I first saw Tom Hanks in Family Ties as the alcoholic uncle. But that would have been about '84

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

He is a lovely man.

Steve Barker
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1 year ago

Is that the guy from Bosom buddies??

Troy Currie
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1 year ago

yep

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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 year 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 year 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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That one marvel fan
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1 year ago

Also Christmas with the kranks!!

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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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Kjorn
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1 year ago

discover Liam with the movie Excalibur

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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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Honey
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1 year ago

He's so beautiful

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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 year 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 year 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 year 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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Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago

Lucy In The Sky is the worst film I’ve seen in a long while.

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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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N G
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1 year ago

He looks like he's got his arm around his younger self

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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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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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1 year ago

Wisdom lines and beauty bumps all work together to create a beauty much more than skin deep.

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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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Clarebear
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1 year ago

Harry Potter!!!!

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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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Bonny Saxon
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1 year ago

He looks exactly the same. He's adorable.

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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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Tiki Stanford
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1 year ago

The recent picture threw me right to Edward Scissorhands. Just the face.

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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 year 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 year 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 year 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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Telmo Jordão Grilo
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1 year ago

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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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Debby Hartinger
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1 year ago

I think she's prettier than the photo on the right.

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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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago

she really changed

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