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15 Actors In Their Debut And Most Recent Roles (The Rock Has Changed Beyond Recognition)

When we look at our favorite actors, we notice that they don’t seem to change much over time. However, they do. Witnessing some changes can make us happy, yet some also make us feel regret.

But what could be more exciting than seeing these celebrities in films that are decades old?

Today, we look forward to watching our idols’ upcoming roles, and you can now see their incredible characters once more. This is why we included a scene from their most recent film or, in some cases, a forthcoming film, including ones that are still in cinemas.

For example, when we watch Charlize Theron or Salma Hayek, we notice that their appearance is becoming more intriguing over the years. Don’t you think so? Whose transformation did you find most amazing?

#1 Adam Sandler: Going Overboard (1989) — Murder Mystery (2019)

Source: © Going Overboard / L.A. Dreams Productions, © Murder Mystery / Endgame Entertainment

After Just Go With It, Adam Sandler reunites with Jennifer Aniston for the second time in Murder Mystery. This is a pleasing standout movie, albeit in a category with a low bar.  In this film, Adam and Jennifer play a married pair in New York: he’s Nick, a cop who pretends to be a detective, and she’s Audrey, his oblivious hairdresser wife who yearns for more romance.

#2 Charlize Theron: 2 Days in the Valley (1996) — Long Shot (2019)

Source: © 2 Days in the Valley / Redemption Productions, © Long Shot / Denver and Delilah Productions

Charlize Theron plays Secretary of State Charlotte Field, who displays perfect grace and charm in public. She’s done stand-up comedy before, but romantic comedy is another challenge. Theron revealed that she was nervous to take on the role. However, she did a fantastic job. In her dream girl portrayal, Theron not only cracks jokes but also adds depth, gaining hearts and laughs.

#3 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: Entertainment Tonight (1981) — Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Source: © Entertainment Tonight / CBS Paramount Domestic Television, © Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw / Double Negative

In ‘Hobbs and Shaw,’ Dwayne Johnson brings his Samoan culture to the ‘Fast and Furious’ spinoff. Johnson portrays Luke Hobbs, the hulking American cop he’s played since “Fast Five.” Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s legendary battle has finally come to a fittingly spectacular end. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne said he wouldn’t return to the Fast and Furious franchise.

#4 Elizabeth Hurley: Aria (1987) — Runaways (2017-…)

Source: © Aria / Lightyear Entertainment L.P., © Runaways / ABC Studios

Elizabeth Hurley is no stranger to taking on dark roles, having previously played the literal Devil in Bedazzled and, more recently, a corrupt monarch on The Royals. She’s reawakening her nasty side for what she believes to be her darkest performance yet on Marvel’s Runaways. While this isn’t Hurley’s first time playing a villain, she claims this time she’ll go much darker. “I’ve played poorly a lot,” she admits.

#5 James Belushi: Thief (1981) — Wonder Wheel (2017)

Source: © Thief / Mann/Caan Productions, © Wonder Wheel / Amazon Studios

James Belushi plays a Carousel operator who, if he weren’t such an aggressive drinker, would be a nice person. James presents a powerful performance with multiple aspects; it’s difficult not to admire him in this role, despite his numerous flaws. It’s a new thing for Belushi, who is more accustomed to comedic roles, whereas this one was a serious endeavor.

#6 Jared Leto: Camp Wilder (1992–1993) — The Outside (2017)

Source: © The Outside / Waypoint Entertainment, © Camp Wilder / Capital Cities Television Productions

Jared Leto is a multi-talented man whose career and fame extend far beyond his acting achievements. “The Outsider,” a tragically real crime drama in which Jared Leto plays a silent but violent Yakuza enforcer in postwar Japan, is 100 percent horrifying. “The Outsider” is a disaster, but it does a fantastic job of explaining why certain Netflix films are so much better than others.

#7 Jim Carrey: Rubberface (1981) — Sonic the Hedgehog (2019)

Source: © Rubberface / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), © Sonic the Hedgehog / Blur Studio

If there’s an ace in the hole for Sonic the Hedgehog, it’s Jim Carrey, who plays government-sponsored inventor Doctor Robotnik. Carrey gives his cartoon villain the whole treatment, including flashing eyes, a twirlable mustache, a withering superiority complex, and balletically exaggerated gestures that border on interpretive dance. He has a lot more personality than Sonic. And far too excellent to be used for this.

#8 Kate Beckinsale: Devices and Desires (1991) — The Widow (2019)

Source: © Devices and Desires / Anglia Television Ltd., © The Widow / Two Brothers Pictures

“The Widow” is a fascinating mystery adventure that, in the end, suffers from trying to cram too many storylines into a single film. Kate Beckinsale’s great talents are showcased in this film by writers Harry and Jack Williams, who are best known for the compelling thriller “The Missing.” Kate Beckinsale makes her television debut in this film.

#9 Keanu Reeves: Youngblood (1986) — John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (2019)

Source: © John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum / Summit Entertainment, © Youngblood / Guber-Peters Company

Wick 3 stars Keanu Reeves in the role he was destined for. John Wick is a very relatable semi-retired superassassin who has killed more people than the Bubonic plague. Keanu Reeves’ fans will be unconcerned about his upcoming 60th birthday. For all, the man appears to be ageless.

#10 Liam Neeson: Excalibur (1981) — Men in Black International (2019)

Source: © Excalibur / Orion Pictures, © Men in Black International / Amblin Entertainment

Men in Black: International is a 2019 American science fiction action comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. It is the fourth entry in the Men in Black film series, and it serves as a standalone sequel set in the same universe as the previous films. It is the first film in the series without Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones as the primary characters. Liam Neeson plays High T, the leader of the MIB UK branch, in this film.

#11 Lisa Kudrow: L.A. on $5 a Day (1989) — Table 19 (2017)

Source: © L.A. on $5 a Day / independent film, © Table 19 / 21 Laps Entertainment

In Jeffrey Blitz’s comedy ‘Table 19,’ Anna Kendrick plays alongside Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, and June Squibb as a group of misfit wedding guests. Lisa Kudrow demonstrates that she still has a lot of talent, and her deadpan humor is still entertaining. And Kudrow’s coupling with Craig Robinson as her spouse was brilliant; they complement each other well.

#12 Milla Jovovich: Two Moon Junction (1988) — Paradise Hills (2019)

Source: © Two Moon Junction / Samuel Goldwyn Films, © Paradise Hills / Samuel Goldwyn Films

In Paradise Hills (2019), Milla Jovovich played The Duchess, who controls Paradise Hills, and she practically fills the role of the Red Queen. She’s in charge of everything, she even can lose her coolnesss in a spectacular manner. She’s also infatuated with roses and is the only one in Paradise Hills who wears colorful clothing, making her stand out. Uma and the other females are always dressed in white, as are the male servants, gardeners, and attendants.

#13 Ryan Gosling: Goosebumps, (1995–1998) — First Man (2018)

Source: © Goosebumps / Lenz Entertainment, © First Man / Amblin Entertainment

In First Man (2018), Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became the first person to walk on the Moon during Apollo 11. The film is based on James R. Hansen’s 2005 book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. Following the great commercial and critical success of La La Land, Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling collaborate again in this movie.

#14 Salma Hayek: Teresa (1989) — Drunk Parents (2019)

Source: © Teresa / Televisa S.A. de C.V., © Drunk Parents / creativemediafinance

Drunk Parents is a comedy film directed by Fred Wolf and written by Peter Gaulke and Fred Wolf that was released in 2019. The film was released through DirecTV Cinema on March 21, 2019, and Vertical Entertainment distributed it in a limited release on April 19, 2019. After its premiere on the video streaming site Netflix in August 2020, the film gained some attention and success. Salma Hayek plays Nancy Teagarten in this film.

#15 Tom Hiddleston: Casualty (1986-…) — Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Source: © Casualty / BBC Television Centre, © Avengers: Endgame / Marvel Studios Inc.

Although it appeared that Infinity War would be Loki’s final appearance, the god of mischief reappeared (at least in the 2012 version) when the Avengers traveled back in time to the Battle of New York in Avengers: Endgame. Because this is a different version of the character than the one who was killed by Thanos, he’s still up to his old antics and takes advantage of another opportunity to steal the Tesseract.

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