10+ Celebs In Their First Movie Role And Their Latest Movie Role

Time certainly flies in Hollywood.

One moment we're discovering an actor on-screen for the first time and then they're suddenly on their fifth, sixth, or even 30th movie...

To give you a glimpse of just how far these actors have come, here's a look at them in their first movie vs. their latest one.

Jennifer Aniston: "Leprechaun" (1993) - "Murder Mystery" (2019)

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Yes, the Jennifer Aniston once starred in the poorly-done horror-comedy, Leprechaun.

It wouldn't be until a year later that she joined Friends and cemented her status in Hollywood forever.

Scarlett Johansson: "North" (1994) - "Marriage Story" (2019)

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The actress hasn't changed much since the 1990s.

She's still super beautiful and talented. You can find her now in Marriage Story, alongside Adam Driver.

Scarlett has even been nominated for an Oscar for her role!

Keanu Reeves: "Youngblood" (1986) — "Always Be My Maybe" (2019)

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Since Keanu is pretty much a vampire AKA ageless, it's hard to believe that he starred in his first movie in 1986.

Since then, he's made a name for himself in the Matrix series, John Wick and just for being, you know, Keanu.

Meryl Streep: "Julia" (1977) — "Little Women" (2019)

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She's one of the most accomplished actors of our time, thanks in part to her taking on all the right roles from a young age.

Even though she's much older now, she's still just as beautiful — and talented.

Daniel Radcliffe: "The Tailor Of Panama" (2001) - "Guns Akimbo" (2019)


If you thought Daniel's first role was in Harry Potter, you're wrong. His first role was actually in The Tailor Of Panama!

He may look all grown up now, but we'll always remember him as The Boy Who Lived.

Leonardo DiCaprio: "Critters 3" (1991) — "Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood" (2019)

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Once upon a time in Hollywood... Leo was just a young lad starring in Critters 3!

Now, he's starred in several critically-acclaimed movies and even finally won an Oscar in 2016!

Jason Momoa: "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding" (2003) - "Aquaman" (2018)


Before he was Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones or swimming to our hearts in Aquaman, he was just a young (hunky) thing in Baywatch.

The biggest takeaway from these two pics is that Jason got majorly ripped as he grew older.

Tom Hanks: "He Knows You're Alone" (1980) - "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood" (2019)

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From 1980 to 2019, this incredibly talented actor has aged like a fine wine.

He recently took on the role of a lifetime as everyone's favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers.

Carrie Fisher: "Shampoo" (1975) - "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" (2019)


This is a hard one since we're still not over the actress's death.

While she's most known as Princess Leia in Star Wars, her first movie was called Shampoo.

As for her last appearance in the latest Star Wars movie, that was made possible using CGI.

Jaimie-Lee Curtis: "Halloween" (1978) — "Knives Out" (2019)


Like Meryl, Jaimie is another Hollywood legend. She even looks amazing for 61!

While her last movie role was Knives Out, she reprised her role from Halloween in 2018.

Jennifer Lopez: "Money Train" (1995) - "Hustlers" (2019)

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Although her movie debut was in My Little Girl, it was too small of a role to really remember. This leads to her next notable role, which was Money Train in 1995.

In 1997, she played one of her most famous roles to date: the late Selena.

Looking at these two images also proves one thing: J-Lo is ageless!

Clint Eastwood: "Francis In The Navy" (1955) — "The Mule" (2018)


When the veteran actor started out in Hollywood, he was just a young man. Now, at 89, he's still tough-as-nails and making movies.

This young picture is also an incredible reminder that his son, Scott, looks exactly like him.

Natalie Portman: "Léon: The Professional" (1994) — "Lucy In The Sky" (2019)


You might not know this, but Natalie Portman was a child actress!

These days, the Israeli star is still acting, but in 2019 was only in two movies: Avengers: Endgame, and Lucy in the Sky.

Ryan Reynolds: "Ordinary Magic" (1993) - "Free Guy" (2020)


Aww! Here's baby Ryan Reynolds in his first film, Ordinary Magic.

The Canadian actor has come so far since then, both personally and professionally.

He's now married to Blake Lively, has three kids, and continues to make us laugh on the daily with his films and hilarious social media posts.

Matthew McConaughey: "Dazed and Confused" (1993) - "The Gentlemen" (2019)


One look at these pictures and you should be saying: alright, alright, alright.

The actor is now 50 and still making amazing movies. His most recent one is The Gentlemen, an action-comedy that's currently out in theaters.

Robert Downey Jr.: "Pound" (1970) — "Dolittle" (2020)

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Aww! Robert was such a cutie as a kid.

He was only five in Pound and the movie was written and directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr.

His newest film, Dolittle, is a remake of the Eddie Murphy comedy, Doctor Dolittle.

Alan Rickman: "Die Hard" (1988) — "Eye In The Sky" (2015)


Before he was Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series, Rickman's first movie role was in another iconic series: Die Hard.

Sadly, Eye in the Sky would be his last movie, as the actor passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2016.

Liam Neeson: "Pilgrim's Progress" (1978) — "Ordinary Love" (2019)

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The Irish actor has shown range over the years by appearing in movies of all genres.

This includes romantic comedies like Love Actually and his first-ever film, Pilgrim's Progress, a religious movie where he played Jesus Christ and an Evangelist.

Harrison Ford: "A Time For Killing" (1967) — "Blade Runner 2049" (2017)


Ford still worked as a carpenter when he first started out in Hollywood, but that all changed thanks to his role as Han Solo in Star Wars.

Since he was not credited in the recent Star Wars films, his most recent movie was in Blade Runner 2049 alongside Ryan Gosling.

Robert De Niro: "Three Rooms In Manhattan" (1965) — "The Irishman" (2019)

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The famous actor didn't have a huge role in his first movie.

Thankfully, the world got to know him when he landed the leading roles in iconic films, such as Cape Fear and Goodfellas.

Anthony Hopkins: "The Lion In Winter" (1968) — "The Two Popes" (2019)

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Most people don't remember the actor's first movie, since it was way before their time.

In addition to Now Is Everything, he recently starred in Netflix's The Two Popes, which earned him an Oscar nomination.

Angelina Jolie: "Lookin' to Get Out" (1982) — "Maleficent - Mistress of Evil" (2019)


The A-list actress was only a child when she made her on-screen debut alongside her father, Jon Voight.

Her most recent role was as Maleficent in the Disney tale.

Johnny Depp: "A Nightmare On Elm Street" (1984) — "Waiting For The Barbarians" (2019)


If you've tried to forget A Nightmare On Elm Street because it was just too terrifying, then you probably forgot that Johnny Depp starred in it!

He even wore a man crop top in it!

This is a vast difference to the get-up he recently wore in Waiting For The Barbarians.

Brad Pitt: "Cutting Class" (1989) — "Ad Astra" (2019)


Like Johnny Depp, Brad's debut to the big screen started with a horror flick.

A few years later, he had his breakout role in Legends of the Fall.

P.S. based on these two pics, we can totally see that he's aged like a fine wine.

Will Smith: "Where The Day Takes You" (1992) — "Bad Boys For Life" (2020)


From _The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to Independence Day, Smith has always been known for his successful TV and movie career.

Since Bad Boys For Life has made over $215 million, Bad Boys 4 has already been announced.

Kate Winslet: "Heavenly Creatures" (1994) — "Wonder Wheel" (2017)


Like many actors on this list, Kate has some good genes. She's barely aged from her first role in 1994!

She's gone from her breakout role in Titanic to The Holiday and now Wonder Wheel in 2017, with lots of exciting other roles in-between.

Nicole Kidman: "Bush Christmas" (1983) — "Bombshell" (2019)

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We hardly recognize Nicole here in her film debut in 1983.

She's become such a talented force in Hollywood since then, with films such as Moulin Rouge!, Aquaman, and now Bombshell.

Kathy Bates: "Taking Off" (1971) — "Richard Jewell" (2019)

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The legendary actress got her first big break in 1971.

Horror soon became her wheelhouse, as she's been critically-acclaimed for her roles in Misery and the television show, American Horror Story.

Cameron Diaz: "The Mask" (1994) — "Annie" (2014)


When Diaz made her screen debut with The Mask, it was her first time acting, ever, as she had no previous acting experience.

Her last role was as Ms. Hannigan in the 2014 remake of Annie since she retired from acting shortly after.

Hugh Jackman: "Paperback Hero" (1999) — "Bad Education" (2017)


While you would think that his first movie was X-Men, it was actually the Paperback Hero.

His last live-action movie was Bad Education but he continued with some voice acting after that movie.

Tom Cruise: "Endless Love" (1981) — "Mission Impossible - Fallout" (2018)


He may be known as an action star, but Cruise's first movie was actually a romantic one.

Now, in 2020, the star’s busy with the Mission Impossible series. A seventh one is currently in post-production and an eighth film has already been announced.

Chris Evans: "Biodiversity: Wild About Life!" (1997) — "Knives Out" (2019)

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The star broke out all the way back in 1997, but it was a while before he broke the roof off Hollywood with his performance as Captain America.

But now, critics are praising him for his role as Knives Out.

Brie Larson: "13 Going on 30" (2004) — "Just Mercy" (2019)


Although she wasn't a child when she first started out, she definitely went through a lot of changes over the years.

Including becoming a massive Marvel star as Captain Marvel!

Morgan Freeman: "Brubaker" (1980) — "Angel Has Fallen" (2019)


With one of the most impressive resumes in Hollywood, Morgan Freeman is a legend amongst men.

With dozens of films under his belt, the star shows no signs of stopping any time soon.

Julia Roberts: "Firehouse" (1987) — "Ben Is Back" (2018)

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Although she started out uncredited in a role, she has become one of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Her filmography displays tons of different kinds of movies.

Cate Blanchett: "Parklands" (1996) — "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" (2019)


The major star has left us floored with all of her performances.

She started out in 1996, but now in 2020 is nowhere near done shocking us with her performances.

Emma Thompson: "Henry V" (1989) — "Last Christmas" (2019)

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Emma Thompson started off with Shakespeare and continued by doing whatever she wanted.

She's been in comedy films, action films, and romantic films. Plus, she's beloved as a person!

Chris Hemsworth: "Star Trek" (2009) — "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" (2019)

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Although he is most famous for his role as Thor, Hemsworth has a long list of movies that he has taken part in.

But people seem to enjoy him best as the God of Thunder.

Dwyane Johnson: " The Mummy Returns" (2001) — "Jumanji: The Next Level" (2019)

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Although he did a short documentary the year before as himself, his first real movie role was The Mummy Returns.

The only thing that has really changed about him is that he has become more built!