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    Here's What 27 Actors Looked Like In Their First Big Role, An Iconic Role, And Their Most Recent One

    Little Elizabeth Olsen in a Mary-Kate and Ashley movie vs. WandaVision is so cute.

    1. Kristen Stewart in her first role as "Girl in Fountain Line" in The Thirteenth Year in 1999:

    Kristen Stewart in her most notable role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga from 2008 to 2012:

    Kristen Stewart in her most recent role as Princess Diana in Spencer in 2021:

    2. Meryl Streep in her first big role as Linda in The Deer Hunter in 1978:

    Meryl Streep in (one of) her most notable roles as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada in 2006:

    Meryl Streep in her most recent role as President Janie Orlean in Don't Look Up in 2021:

    3. Chris Evans in his first role as Cary in Opposite Sex in 2000:

    Chris Evans in his most notable role as Steve Rogers/Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2011 to 2019:

    Chris Evans in his most recent role as Lloyd Hansen in The Gray Man in 2022:

    4. Viola Davis in one of her first roles as "Woman" in NYPD Blue in 1996:

    Viola Davis in her most notable role as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away With Murder in 2014 to 2020:

    Viola Davis in her most recent role as Michelle Obama in The First Lady in 2022:

    5. Elizabeth Olsen in her first role as "Girl in Car" in How the West Was Fun in 1994:

    Elizabeth Olsen in her most notable role as Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2014 to present:

    Elizabeth Olsen in her most recent role as Candy Montgomery in Love and Death in 2022:

    6. Leonardo DiCaprio in his first big role as Glen in The New Lassie in 1989:

    Leonardo DiCaprio in his most notable role as Jack Dawson in Titanic in 1997:

    Leonardo DiCaprio in his most recent role as Dr. Randall Mindy in Don't Look Up in 2021:

    7. Reese Witherspoon in her first role as Dani Trant in The Man in the Moon in 1991:

    Reese Witherspoon in her most notable role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde in 2001:

    Reese Witherspoon in her most recent role as Bradley Jackson in The Morning Show from 2019 to present:

    8. Tom Holland in his first role as Lucas Bennett in The Impossible in 2012:

    Tom Holland in his most notable role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2016 to present:

    Tom Holland in his most recent role as Nathan Drake in Uncharted in 2022:

    9. Rita Moreno in her first role as Dolores Guererro in So Young, So Bad in 1950:

    Rita Moreno in her most notable role as Anita in West Side Story in 1961:

    Rita Moreno in her most recent role as Valentina in West Side Story in 2021:

    10. Robert Pattinson in his first role as Giselher in Ring of the Nibelungs in 2004:

    Robert Pattinson in his most notable role as Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga from 2008 to 2012:

    Robert Pattinson in his most recent role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Batman in 2022:

    11. Selena Gomez in her first role as Gianna in Barney & Friends from 2002 to 2004:

    Selena Gomez in her most notable role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012:

    Selena Gomez in her most recent role as Mabel Mora in Only Murders in the Building from 2021 to present:

    12. Andrew Garfield in his first role as Tom in Sugar Rush in 2005:

    Andrew Garfield in his most notable role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012:

    Andrew Garfield in his most recent role as Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick...Boom! in 2021:

    13. Zendaya in her first role as Rocky Blue in Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013:

    Zendaya in her most notable role as Rue Bennett from Euphoria from 2019 to present:

    Zendaya in her most recent role as MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Home in 2021:

    14. Anna Chlumsky in her first big role as Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl in 1991:

    Anna Chlumsky in her most notable role as Amy Brookheimer on Veep in 2012 to 2019:

    Anna Chlumsky in her most recent role as Vivian Kent in Inventing Anna in 2022:

    15. Michael B. Jordan in his first role as "Rideland Kid" in The Sopranos in 1999:

    Michael B. Jordan in his most notable role as Erik "Killmonger" Stevens in Black Panther in 2018:

    Michael B. Jordan in his most recent role as Charles Monroe King in A Journal for Jordan in 2021:

    16. Hailee Steinfeld in her first role as "Little Girl" in Back to You in 2007:

    Hailee Steinfeld in her most notable role as Mattie Ross in True Grit in 2010:

    Hailee Steinfeld in her most recent role as Kate Bishop in Hawkeye in 2021:

    17. Steven Yeun in his first role as Chaz in My Name Is Jerry in 2009:

    Steven Yeun in his most notable role as Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead in 2010 to 2016:

    Steven Yeun in his most recent role as Brian in Nope in 2022:

    18. Sarah Paulson in her first role as Maggie Conner in Law & Order in 1994:

    Sarah Paulson in her most notable roles as Billie, Lana, Cordellia, and more in American Horror Story in 2011 to present:

    Sarah Paulson in her most recent role as Linda Tripp in Impeachment: American Crime Story in 2021:

    19. Harrison Ford in his first role as "Bellhop" in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round in 1966:

    Harrison Ford in his most notable role as Han Solo in the Star Wars films from 1977 to 2019:

    Harrison Ford in his most recent role as John Thornton in The Call of the Wild in 2020:

    20. Sandra Oh in one of her first roles as "Waitress" in Degrassi High: School's Out in 1992:

    Sandra Oh in her most notable role as Dr. Cristina Yang in Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2014:

    Sandra Oh in her most recent role as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve from 2018 to 2022:

    21. Florence Pugh in her first role as Abbie Mortimer in The Falling in 2014:

    Florence Pugh in her most notable role as Amy March in Little Women in 2019:

    Florence Pugh in her most recent role as Yelena Belova in Hawkeye in 2021:

    22. Denzel Washington in his first role as Roger Porter in Carbon Copy in 1981:

    Denzel Washington in his most notable role as Private Silas Trip in Glory in 1989:

    Denzel Washington in his most recent role as Lord Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth in 2021:

    23. Timothée Chalamet in his first role as Eric Foley in Law & Order in 2009:

    Timothée Chalamet in his most notable role as Elio Perlman in Call Me by Your Name in 2017:

    Timothée Chalamet in his most recent role as Yule in Don't Look Up in 2021:

    24. Samuel L. Jackson in one of his first roles as Sulk in The Displaced Person in 1977:

    Samuel L. Jackson in his most notable role as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction in 1994:

    Samuel L. Jackson in his most recent role as Ptolemy Grey in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey in 2022:

    25. Linda Cardellini in her first role as Sarah in Bone Chillers in 1996:

    Linda Cardellini in her most notable role as Lindsay Weir in Freaks and Geeks from 1999 to 2000:

    Linda Cardellini in her most recent role as Laura Barton in Hawkeye in 2021:

    26. Oscar Isaac in his first role as "Pool Boy" in Illtown in 1998:

    Oscar Isaac in his most notable role as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars films from 2015 to 2019:

    Oscar Isaac in his most recent role as Marc Spector/Moon Knight in Moon Knight in 2022:

    27. Joshua Jackson in his first big role as Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks in 1992:

    Joshua Jackson in his most notable role as Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003:

    Joshua Jackson in his most recent role as Dr. Christopher Duntsch in Dr. Death in 2021: