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Look How These 18 Actors Changed Since Their First Roles

When looking through your childhood photos, did you ever think about turning back time? It is so much easier for famous actors. They can just find their first movies, and there you go! They are back in time when they were 23. Or maybe 16. Or even 5.

We at Bright Side found 18 actors whose first acting parts were very different from the way we know them now.

We bet you wouldn't have recognized the last actor if we hadn't put his "now" photo!

18. Tilda Swinton, 1986 and now

One of her first roles was a young girl named Sally in the German drama Egomania - Island Without Hope (Egomania - Insel ohne Hoffnung).

17. Matthew McConaughey, 1993 and now

One of his first parts was Wooderson in Dazed and Confused.

16. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 1987 and now

At the age of 7, he took part in a few episodes of Family Ties. His part was Dougie.

15. Dakota Fanning, 2004 and now

Though still very young (Dakota is only 24), she started her career at the age of 6. In 2004, she performed in an episode of the famous Friends TV series. Her part was Mackenzie.

14. Jennifer Connelly, 1983 and now

Once Upon a Time in America was her first feature film. She played the role of Young Deborah.

13. Emilia Clarke, 2010 and now

Though being famous for her role of Daenerys in Games of Thrones, Emilia's first feature movie was Triassic Attack, where her part was Savannah.

12. James McAvoy, 1995 and now

James is a British actor, and he started his acting career at the age of 16. His first movie was The Near Room, and his role was Kevin.

11. Reese Witherspoon, 1991 and now

The winner of a Best Actress Oscar, Reese started acting in movies in 1991. At the age of 15, she played her first role of Dani Trant in The Man in the Moon.

10. Christina Ricci, 1990 and now

Her debut happened in 1990, at the age of 10. She performed with Cher (Mrs. Flax) in the famous movie Mermaids, portraying Cher's younger daughter, Kate Flax.

9. Michael Fassbender, 2001 and now

Michael is already a 2-time Oscar nominee. He started his screen acting in 2001 in the Band of Brothers TV miniseries as Burton P. Christenson.

8. Kirsten Dunst, 1990 and now

She became famous in 1994 when acting alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. But her first movie was actually The Bonfire of the Vanities, where she played Campbell McCoy at the age of 8.

7. Norman Reedus, 1998 and now

The star of The Walking Dead, Norman started his career in 1997. And in 1998, he played the role of a young man in Dark Harbor.

6. Keira Knightley, 1995 and now

Star Wars was not her first movie. In 1995, Keira played Young Celia in Innocent Lies at the age of 10.

5. Hugh Jackman, 1995 and now

Hugh is an Australian actor, and he started his screen career there in 1995. He played the role of Kevin Jones in the Correlli TV series.

4. Chuck Norris, 1972 and now

That was probably the greatest debut ever because young Chuck had to actually fight Bruce Lee himself. It happened in The Way of the Dragon in 1972. Norris played Colt, the main antagonist.

3. Jodie Foster, 1972 and now

Her first feature movie was Napoleon and Samantha, where she played Samantha at the age of 10.

2. Michael Caine, 1964 and now

Sir Michael Caine started acting in movies in 1956. Zulu is one of his early movies, in which he played Lt. Gonville Bromhead.

1. Anthony Hopkins, 1968 and now

Anthony Hopkins is a British actor and the Oscar-winning Dr. Hannibal Lecter. He started his screen acting career in 1960, and one of his first feature movies was The Lion in Winter, in which he played Richard.

And what do you think? In your opinion, which of the actors have changed most ? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and stay with us for more reading.

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