From Their First Movie Till Now, How 15 Famous Actors Have Changed Over The Years

Do you remember when Daniel Radcliffe was first seen on the big screen? You might be thinking about ‘Harry Potter’ but the truth of the matter is that wasn’t his big screen debut. No, Daniel Radcliffe made his debut in 1999 as a young David Copperfield at the young age of 10. This was 2 years before ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ came out in 2001.

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Similarly there are many famous actors who started their career in rather unknown projects and movies and struggled with hits and flops over the years to get to where they are today. It is incredible to see what these actors looked like at the start and what they look like today.

1Amy Adams

Amy Adams first appeared in a feature film in 1999, as part of the supporting cast for ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’. In 2002, she got her big break in ‘Catch Me If You Can’. Finally, in 2005, she gained recognition for her role in the independent film ‘Junebug’. Since then, her career has progressed steadily and she is now one of the highest paid actresses in the world. Among her achievements are two Golden Globes, seven British Film Academy Awards and six Oscar nominations.

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2Tom Hanks

In 1980, Tom Hanks made his debut in a low-budget slasher film called ‘He Knows You’re Alone’. Since then, he tried his hand at TV shows and theatre. With films like ‘Dragnet’ and ‘Big’, Hanks’ struggle ended. He has starred in several iconic movies like ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘You’ve Got Mail’, ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘Road To Perdition’, etc. Hanks is now widely regarded as an American cultural icon and is one of the most popular and recognizable actors worldwide. His ability to play varied roles is a testament to his massive talent.

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3Anne Hathaway

In 2001, Anne Hathaway made her debut with Disney’s ‘The Princess Diaries’. She then landed roles in ‘Brokeback Mountain’, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, ‘Rachel Getting Married’, ‘Bride Wars’, etc. today she is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood and is recognized for her beauty and talent. Her most iconic performances include ‘Les Misérables’, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Interstellar’, etc. Among her accolades are an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Primetime Emmy Award. She is also a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

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4Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp made his film debut in 1984 with a supporting role in ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’. His role in the TV show ’21 Jump Street’ made him a teen idol. After this, he took up roles that he felt he could fit perfectly. Among his most popular portrayals are those of ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Ichabod Crane’, ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’, ‘Willy Wonka’, ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘the Mad Hatter’, ‘Rango’, etc. He has received three Oscar nominations and ten Golden Globe nominations. He won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of ‘Sweeney Todd’. He now has superstar status in Hollywood.

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5Robert Downey Jr.

He made his acting debut at age 5 in his father’s film ‘Pound’ in 1970. In 1992, he played Charlie Chaplin in ‘Chaplin’. From 1996 onwards, his career went downhill due to his addiction problems. He managed to redeem himself and made a comeback in 2001. Real success came to him in 2008 with his massive hits ‘Tropic Thunder’ and ‘Iron Man’. He kept reprising the role n the sequels and in the ‘Avengers’ movies. This made him the highest-grossing worldwide box-office star of all time.

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