How Have Our Favorite A-list Actors Changed From Their First To Latest Movie Roles?

Nowadays, we are constantly impressed with the performances of Hollywood actors in their most successful movies. But it’s rare that we remember where these actors came from and what they looked like in their budding period.
Do you know several actors including Tom Hiddleston, Ryan Gosling, and even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson started their jobs on television in sitcoms and shows and programs like "Entertainment Tonight"? And do you remember that Keanu Reeves's debut role is the minor role in "Youngblood"?
So, we rounded up our a-list actors from their first movie roles to their latest ones to see how much they've changed through the years and how far they've gone in their careers.

#1 Keanu Reeves

Favorite A-list Actors, <a href=Keanu Reeves youngblood" />Source: © John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum / Summit Entertainment© Youngblood / Guber-Peters Company

Keanu Reeves made his debut in "Youngblood" (1986). It's an American sports drama and Keanu Reeves in youngblood played the Mustangs goalie named Heaver. In 2019, he played the leading role of John Wick in "John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum". The movie grossed a worldwide total of $326.7 million.

#2 Milla Jovovich

Favorite A-list Actors, Milla JovovichSource: © Two Moon Junction / Samuel Goldwyn Films© Paradise Hills / Samuel Goldwyn Films

"Two Moon Junction" (1988) is the theatrical film debut of Milla Jovovich. In the film, she played Samantha DeLongpre - April's little sister. In the famous movie "Paradise Hills" (2019), Milla Jovovich played a mysterious but poisonous headmistress known as The Duchess.

#3 Tom Hiddleston

Favorite A-list Actors, Tom HiddlestonSource: © Casualty / BBC Television Centre© Avengers: Endgame / Marvel Studios Inc.

Tom Hiddleston took part in an episode (in 2007) of the British TV series "Casualty" as Chris Vaughan before becoming Loki in MCU. In the MCU blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" (2019), he continued to appear as Loki.

#4 Charlize Theron

Favorite A-list Actors, Charlize TheronSource: © 2 Days in the Valley / Redemption Productions© Long Shot / Denver and Delilah Productions

In "2 Days in the Valley" (1996), Charlize Theron played Helga Svelgen, Lee's girlfriend. In the 2019 American romantic comedy film "Long Shot", she starred as Charlotte Field, the U.S. Secretary of State.

#5 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Favorite A-list Actors, Dwayne “The Rock” JohnsonSource: © Entertainment Tonight / CBS Paramount Domestic Television© Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw / Double Negative

When he was a child, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appeared on the program "Entertainment Tonight" in 1981. Many years later, he became a wrestler and now is a famous actor known for his role as Luke Hobbs. "Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw" (2019) is the ninth installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise and a spin-off set after the events of "The Fate of the Furious" (2017) and before the events of "F9" (2021).

#6 Elizabeth Hurley

Favorite A-list Actors, Elizabeth HurleySource: © Aria / Lightyear Entertainment L.P., © Runaways / ABC Studios

"Aria" is a 1987 British anthology film consisting of ten short films by ten different directors. There is little or no dialogue from the actors, with most words coming from the libretto of the operas in Italian, French, or German.  Elizabeth Hurley appeared in "Glück, das mir verblieb" from Die tote Stadt - a part of "Aria". Now, she has starred in Marvel's "Runaways" since 2017.

#7 Jared Leto

Favorite A-list Actors, Jared LetoSource: © The Outside / Waypoint Entertainment© Camp Wilder / Capital Cities Television Productions

Jared Leto was a recurring actor in "Camp Wilder" (1992–1993) as Dexter. In the famous movie "The Outside" (2018), he played Nick Lowell, a former US Marine Captain who goes missing from his unit and is later arrested for a series of petty crimes that lead to up to 10 years in prison in Japan. He was attracted to the yakuza's dangerous lifestyle while in prison, eventually rising to become the patriarch of a yakuza clan.

#8 Salma Hayek

Favorite A-list Actors, Salma HayekSource: © Teresa / Televisa S.A. de C.V.© Drunk Parents / creativemediafinance

Salma Hayek starred in her first and only protagonist role in the telenovela "Teresa", together with Rafael Rojas, Daniel Giménez Cacho, and Miguel Pizarro. The role of Teresa Chavero Martínez helped her win Premios El Heraldo de México for Best Revelation. In the 2019 American comedy film "Drunk Parents", she played Nancy Teagarten , one of the film's main characters.

#9 Ryan Gosling

Favorite A-list Actors, Ryan GoslingSource: © Goosebumps / Lenz Entertainment© First Man / Amblin Entertainment

Ryan Gosling was just a boy when he first appeared in the cinema with the series "Goosebumps" (1995-1998) but with "First man" (2018), the actor completely conquered the Hollywood audience.

#10 Kate Beckinsale

Favorite A-list Actors, Kate BeckinsaleSource: © Devices and Desires / Anglia Television Ltd.© The Widow / Two Brothers Pictures

In the 1991 TV Mini-Series "Devices and Desires" Kate Beckinsale as Young Alice Mair. In 2019, she starred in "The Widow" as Georgia Wells.

#11 Liam Neeson

Favorite A-list Actors, Liam NeesonSource: © Excalibur / Orion Pictures© Men in Black International / Amblin Entertainment

"Excalibur" is a 1981 American epic medieval fantasy film that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, based loosely on the 15th-century Arthurian romance Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory. In "Men in Black International" (2019), he is High T, the head of the MIB UK branch.

#12 James Belushi

Favorite A-list Actors, James BelushiSource: © Thief / Mann/Caan Productions© Wonder Wheel / Amazon Studios

In 1981, Jim Belushi has a minor role as Barry in the movie "Thief". In the 2017 American period drama film "Wonder Wheel", he played Humpty Rannell, a recovering alcoholic, Ginny's husband, Carolina's father, and Richie's stepfather.

#13 Jim Carrey

Favorite A-list Actors, Jim CarreySource: © Rubberface / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)© Sonic the Hedgehog / Blur Studio

"Rubberface" is a 1981 television series made for CBC television starring Jim Carrey. Originally titled "Intro... Janet", it was changed to Rubberface for a video release following Carrey's success. In 2019, he starred in the action-adventure comedy film "Sonic the Hedgehog".

#14 Lisa Kudrow

Favorite A-list Actors, Lisa KudrowSource: © L.A. on $5 a Day / independent film© Table 19 / 21 Laps Entertainment

Lisa Kudrow first appeared in the 1989 movie "L.A. on $5 a Day". In 2017, she played Bina Kepp in the American comedy film "Table 19".

#15 Adam Sandler

Favorite A-list Actors, Adam SandlerSource: © Going Overboard / L.A. Dreams Productions© Murder Mystery / Endgame Entertainment

Adam Sandler has changed a lot from his first film "Going overboard" (1989) to his new film "Murder mystery" (2019), but the comedian has always received love from fans.
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