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    I Wondered What The Actors From My Favorite Teen Movies Looked Like Today, So I Looked It Up, And Damn I Still Love Them

    Winona Ryder is timeless to me.

    Recently, I was watching Season 2 of The White Lotus (for at least the fourth time) and noticed a verrrrrrry familiar actor in the first few episodes.

    Alongside the iconic Tanya McQuoid (played by Jennifer Coolidge) was Greg Hunt, a dude with a pretty recognizable face — but for the life of me, I couldn't pinpoint where I knew him from!

    Coolidge and Jon Gries in S2 of "The White Lotus"

    Enter ye olde IMDb — I tracked down the actor's name, and voilà: It turned out to be Jon Gries (aka Rico Dynamite from the 2004 teen classic Napoleon Dynamite!).

    This got me thinking about other teen movie actors, and what they look like now and what projects they've been involved with these days. So, here are some stars of popular teen movies back in the day vs. today:

    Here's what Matthew Lillard looked like as Brock Hudson in She's All That (1999):

    Lillard in "She's All That"

    And here's what Matthew Lillard looks like today at age 53:

    Lillard at an event in West Hollywood

    Matthew Lillard in 1999 vs. today:

    Here's what Natasha Lyonne looked like as Megan Bloomfield in But I'm a Cheerleader (1999):

    Lyonne in "But I'm a Cheerleader"

    And here's what Natasha Lyonne looks like today at age 43:

    Lyonne in 2023

    Natasha Lyonne in 1999 vs. today:

    Here's what Molly Ringwald looked like as Andie Walsh in Pretty in Pink (1986):

    Ringwald in "Pretty in Pink"

    And here's what Molly Ringwald looks like today at age 54:

    Ringwald in 2022

    Molly Ringwald in 1986 vs. today:

    Here's what Omar Epps looked like as Quincy McCall in Love & Basketball (2000):

    Epps with his hand in his pocket

    And here's what Omar Epps looks like today at age 49:

    Epps in 2022

    Omar Epps in 2000 vs. today:

    Here's what Donald Faison looked like as Murray Duvall in Clueless (1995):

    Faison posing for a portrait as Murray

    And here's what Donald Faison looks like today at age 48:

    Faison in 2022

    Donald Faison in 1995 vs. today:

    Here's what Heather Matarazzo looked like as Lilly Moscovitz in The Princess Diaries (2001):

    Matarazzo in "The Princess Diaries"

    And here's what Heather Matarazzo looks like today at age 39:

    Matarazzo in 2022

    Heather Matarazzo in 2001 vs. today:

    Here's what Jon Gries (right) looked like as Rico Dynamite in Napoleon Dynamite (2004):

    Gries in "Napoleon Dynamite"

    And here's what Jon Gries looks like today at age 65:

    Gries in 2022

    Jon Gries in 2004 vs. today:

    Here's what Christopher Reid looked like as Christopher "Kid" Robinson Jr. in House Party (1990):

    Reid in "House Party"

    And here's what Christopher Reid looks like today at age 58:

    Reid in 2022

    Christopher Reid in 1990 vs. today:

    Here's what Larisa Oleynik looked like as Bianca Stratford in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999):

    Oleynik wearing a sweater and '90s hairdo

    And here's what Larisa Oleynik looks like today at age 41:

    Oleynik at the "10 Things I Hate About You" musical parody premiere

    Larisa Oleynik in 1999 vs. today:

    Here's what Jessica Alba looked like as Kirsten Liosis in Never Been Kissed (1999):

    Alba wearing a bright-colored top and lipstick

    And here's what Jessica Alba looks like today at age 41:

    Alba in 2022

    Jessica Alba in 1999 vs. today:

    Here's what Gabrielle Union looked like as Isis in Bring It On (2000):

    Union in "Bring It On"

    And here's what Gabrielle Union looks like today at age 50:

    Union in 2022

    Gabrielle Union in 2000 vs. today:

    Here's what Kel Mitchell looked like as Ed in Good Burger (1997):

    Mitchell in "Good Burger"

    And here's what Kel Mitchell looks like today at age 44:

    Mitchell in 2022

    Kel Mitchell in 1997 vs. today:

    Here's what Winona Ryder looked like as Veronica Sawyer in Heathers (1989):

    Ryder in "Heathers"

    And here's what Winona Ryder looks like today at age 51:

    Ryder in 2022

    Winona Ryder in 1989 vs. today:

    Here's what Ice Cube looked like as Doughboy in Boyz n the Hood (1991):

    Ice Cube in "Boyz n the Hood"

    And here's what Ice Cube looks like today at age 53:

    Ice Cube in 2022

    Ice Cube in 1991 vs. today:

    Here's what Meagan Good looked like as April Palmer in Stomp the Yard (2007):

    Good in "Stomp the Yard"

    And here's what Meagan Good looks like today at age 41:

    Good in 2022

    Meagan Good in 2007 vs. today:

    Here's what Sean Patrick Thomas looked like as Derek Reynolds in Save the Last Dance (2001):

    Thomas in "Save the Last Dance"

    And here's what Sean Patrick Thomas looks like today at age 52:

    Thomas in 2022

    Sean Patrick Thomas in 2001 vs. today:

    Here's what Ally Sheedy looked like as Allison Reynolds in The Breakfast Club (1985):

    Sheedy in "The Breakfast Club"

    And here's what Ally Sheedy looks like today at age 60:

    Sheedy in 2022

    Ally Sheedy in 1985 vs. today:

    Here's what Didi Conn looked like as Frenchy in Grease (1978):

    Conn as Frenchy in "Grease"

    And here's what Didi Conn looks like today at age 71:

    Conn at an event at Royal Albert Hall

    Didi Conn in 1978 vs. today:

    And finally: Here's what Anthony Michael Hall looked like as Ted Farmer in Sixteen Candles (1984):

    Hall as a teenager in "Sixteen Candles"

    And here's what Anthony Michael Hall looks like today at age 54:

    Hall in 2022

    Anthony Michael Hall in 1984 vs. today: