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21 Super Famous Actors In Their First Roles Vs. Their Most Recent

And they're all still flawless.

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1. Colin Firth

20th Century Fox

First role: Tommy Judd in Another Country, 1984

Most recent role: Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2017

2. Helen Mirren

BBC, Sony Pictures Classics

First role: ~Advert Woman~ in Herostratus, 1967

Most recent role: Ella in The Leisure Seeker, 2017

3. Dev Patel

E4, The Weinstein Company

First role: Anwar Kharral in Skins, 2007

Most recent role: Saroo Brierley in Lion, 2016

4. Emma Stone

VH1, Fox Searchlight Pictures

First role: Laurie Partridge in The New Partridge Family, 2005

Most recent role: Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes, 2017

5. Eddie Redmayne

Animal Ark, Warner Bros.

First role: John Hardy in Animal Ark, 1998

Most recent role: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2016

6. Meryl Streep

CBS, 20th Century Fox

First role: Sharon Miller in The Deadliest Season, 1977

Most recent role: Florence in Florence Foster Jenkins, 2016

7. Andrew Garfield

Channel 4, Paramount Pictures

First role: Tom in Sugar Rush, 2005

Most recent role: Rodrigues in Silence, 2016

8. Halle Berry

ABC, 20th Century Fox

First role: Emily Franklin in Living Dolls, 1989

Most recent role: Ginger in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2017

9. Leonardo DiCaprio

The New Lassie, 20th Century Fox

First role: Glen in The New Lassie, 1989

Most recent role: Hugh Glass in The Revenant, 2015

10. Will Smith

NBC, Warner Bros.

First role: The Fresh Prince in Blossom, 1991

Most recent role: Howard in Collateral Beauty, 2016

11. Jennifer Lopez

Hemdale Film Corporation, NBC

First role: Myra in My Little Girl, 1986

Most recent role: Harlee Santos in Shades of Blue, 2017

12. Reese Witherspoon

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Open Road Films

First role: Dani Trant in The Man in the Moon, 1991

Most recent role: Madeline in Big Little Lies, 2017

13. Daniel Radcliffe

BBC, Babber Films

First role: Young David in David Copperfield, 1999

Most recent role: Yossi Ghinsberg in Jungle, 2017

14. Viola Davis

Miramax, ABC

First role: A nurse in The Substance of Fire, 1996

Most recent role: Annaliese Keating in How to Get Away with Murder, 2017

15. Margot Robbie

Seven Network, Warner Bros.

First role: Caitlin Brentford in City Homicide, 2008

Most recent role: Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, 2016

16. Ryan Gosling

Nickelodeon, Broad Green Pictures

First role: Jamie Leary in Are You Afraid of the Dark?, 1995

Most recent role: BV in Song to Song, 2017

17. Tom Hiddleston

Channel Four International, Warner Bros.

First role: A lord in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, 2001

Most recent role: James Conrad in Kong: Skull Island, 2016

18. Kristen Stewart

IFC Films, TriStar Pictures

First role: Sam Jennings in The Safety of Objects, 2001

Most recent role: Kathryn in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, 2016

19. Tom Hanks

United Artists, Netflix

First role: Elliot in He Knows You're Alone, 1980

Most recent role: Bailey in The Circle, 2017

20. Alexis Bledel

The WB, Hulu

First role: Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, 2000

Most recent role: Ofglen in The Handmaid's Tale, 2017

21. Nicole Kidman

Channel Nine, BBC

First role: Sheena Henderson in Skin Deep, 1983

Most recent role: Julia in Top of the Lake, 2017


Alexis Bledel's first role was, of course, in Gilmore Girls, not Tuck Everlasting as a previous version of this post said. Consider me adequately shamed.