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15 Side-By-Sides Of The "Dune" Characters In The Original Movie Vs. What They Look Like Now

The character played by Sting in Dune (1984) will not appear in Dune (2021).

Dune, based on the novel by Frank Herbert, was first adapted for the big screen in 1984 by director David Lynch. Sci-fi fans delighted over the latest adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve that came out in 2021, with a sequel slated for release in early 2024.

So, let's compare the actors from 1984 with the ones in the new franchise:

1. Kyle MacLachlan played Paul Atreides in Dune (1984), and Timothée Chalamet plays Paul Atreides in Dune (2021).

Kyle MacLachlan with flowing, short brown hair and Timothée Chalamet with stringy, black hair holding up a knife

2. Jürgen Prochnow played Duke Leto Atreides I in Dune (1984), and Oscar Isaac plays Duke Leto Atreides I in Dune (2021).

Jürgen Prochnow in a military jacket next to Oscar Isaac in a similar jacket

3. Francesca Annis played Lady Jessica in Dune (1984), and Rebecca Ferguson plays Lady Jessica in Dune (2021).

Francesca Annis as Lady Jessica with a long, red braid and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica with a blue head scarf over her braided bun

4. Patrick Stewart played Gurney Halleck in Dune (1984), and Josh Brolin plays Gurney Halleck in Dune (2021).

Patrick Steward as Hurney vs. Josh Brolin preparing for a practice fight as Gurney

5. Richard Jordan played Duncan Idaho in Dune (1984), and Jason Momoa plays Duncan Idaho in Dune (2021).

Duncan Idado in a brown jacket vs. Jason Momoa's Idaho wearing a brown robe

6. Sean Young played Chani in Dune (1984), and Zendaya plays Chani in Dune (2021).

Sean Young as Chani in a black "stillsuit" and Zendaya as Chani in a headscarf and with glowing, blue eyes

7. Brad Dourif played Piter de Vries in Dune (1984), and David Dastmalchian plays Piter de Vries in Dune (2021).

Piter with overgrown eyebrows and a long thin face vs. Dastmalchian's Piter who has no hair at all and a black mark on his bottom lip

8. Kenneth McMillan played Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Dune (1984), and Stellan Skarsgård plays Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Dune (2021).

McMillan as the Baron with red hair and blisters all over his face and Skarsgard as Baron with no hair hair at all

9. Freddie Jones played Thufir Hawat in Dune (1984), and Stephen McKinley Henderson plays Thufir Hawat in Dune (2021).

Thufir with overgrown eyebrows and Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir with short eyebrows with a white hair and beard

10. Everett McGill played Stilgar in Dune (1984), and Javier Bardem plays Stilgar in Dune (2021).

McGill as Stilgar with blue eyes, and a beard and Bardem as Stilgar wearing a headscarf

11. Siân Phillips played Reverend Mother Mohiam in Dune (1984), and Charlotte Rampling plays Reverend Mother Mohiam in Dune (2021).

A bald Siân Phillips as the Reverend Mother and Charlotte Rampling wearing a tall hat with lace covering her face as the Reverend Mother

12. Max von Sydow played Dr. Liet Kynes in Dune (1984), and Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Dr. Liet Kynes in Dune (2021).

Max von Sydow (an older, white man) as Dr. Liet Kynes vs. Sharon Duncan-Brewster (a younger, black woman) with glowing blue eyes as Dr. Liet Kynes

13. Dean Stockwell played Dr. Wellington Yueh in Dune (1984), and Chen Chang plays Dr. Wellington Yueh in Dune (2021).

Dr. Yueh with curly brown hair and a red diamond on his forehead vs. Dr. Yueh with straight, black hair and a black diamond on his forehead

14. Paul L. Smith played The Beast Rabban Harkonnen in Dune (1984), and Dave Bautista plays The Beast Rabban Harkonnen in Dune (2021).

A red-haired man in a puffy, shiny suit and a completely bald Dave Bautista in a similar, but updated, suit

15. And finally, Sting played Feyd-Rautha in Dune (1984), but the character of Feyd-Rautha will not appear in Dune (2021).

Sting with red hair as Feyd-Rautha