Table of content    
  1. Tobey Maguire (Peter Parker/Spider-Man)
  2. Kristen Dunst (Mary-Jane Watson)
  3. Willem Dafoe (Norman Osborn/Green Goblin)
  4. Cliff Robertson (Ben Parker)
  5. Rosemary Harris (May Parker)
  6. James Franco (Harry Osborn/Green Goblin Jr.)
  7. JK Simmons (JJ Jameson)
  8. Alfred Molina (Doctor Octavius)
  9. Thomas Haden Church (Flint Marko/Sandman)
  10. Topher Grace (Eddie Brock/Venom)
  11. Gerry Becker (Maximillian Fargas)
  12. Dylan Baker (Dr. Curt Connors)
  13. Bill Nunn (Robbie Robertson)
  14. Elizabeth Banks (Betty Brant)
  15. Daniel Gillies (John Jameson)

Sam Raimi’s Original Spider-Man Cast: What Do They Look Like In 2023?

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man is the first-ever trilogy about the Web-Slinger to grace theaters, and is widely considered one of the best as well. One of the best aspects of the franchise is obviously the cast, turning Tobey Maguire, Kristen Dunst, and James Franco into top-tier Hollywood celebrities.
More than 20 years have passed since the first Spider-Man movie in 2002, and we must all wonder how much the actors from the original film have changed throughout the years. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst may have gracefully weathered the sands of time since their debut in the early 2000s, but what about the rest of the lineup?
Therefore, join us as we swing through the corridors of time, catching up with the beloved faces from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and seeing how they have aged in 2023. Let’s dive right in.

#1. Tobey Maguire (Peter Parker/Spider-Man)

Tobey Maguire (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
In 2021, Tobey Maguire got fans in awe again, as he reprised his role as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in the MCU movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home

#2. Kristen Dunst (Mary-Jane Watson)

Kristen Dunst (Mary-Jane Watson) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Dunst’s version of Mary-Jane is highly controversial, but the actor was highly praised for putting on a good performance at just 20 years old, for such an important role.

#3. Willem Dafoe (Norman Osborn/Green Goblin)

Willem Dafoe (Norman Osborn/Green Goblin) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Just like Maguire, Willem Dafoe also returned as the fearsome Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home, sending shivers down our spine every time he presents.

#4. Cliff Robertson (Ben Parker)

Cliff Robertson (Ben Parker) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
The first-ever live-action Uncle Ben, Cliff Robertson, passed away in 2011 to natural causes.

#5. Rosemary Harris (May Parker)

Rosemary Harris (May Parker) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Rosemary Harris is the oldest version of Aunt May on the big screen at 75 years old.

#6. James Franco (Harry Osborn/Green Goblin Jr.)

James Franco (Harry Osborn/Green Goblin Jr.) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Portraying Harry Osborn in all three Spider-Man Movies, the trilogy propels Franco’s career to new heights.

#7. JK Simmons (JJ Jameson)

JK Simmons (JJ Jameson) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Easily one of the best actors in Sam Raimi’s trilogy, J. K. Simmons’ version of Jameson is widely loved by the Marvel community. He reprised his role in the 2019 movie Spider-Man: Far From Home.

#8. Alfred Molina (Doctor Octavius)

Alfred Molina (Doctor Octavius) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Alfred Molina's version of Doc Ock is widely considered one of the best Marvel villains of all time. He returned to the role in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

#9. Thomas Haden Church (Flint Marko/Sandman)

Thomas Haden Church (Flint Marko/Sandman) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Thomas Hayden Church also reappeared as Sandman in the 2021 MCU movie. He later revealed that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are working together for a potential Spider-Man 4.

#10. Topher Grace (Eddie Brock/Venom)

Topher Grace (Eddie Brock/Venom) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Topher Grace might not be the most well-known version of Venom, but the actor’s performance was appreciated by the fandom.

#11. Gerry Becker (Maximillian Fargas)

Gerry Becker (Maximillian Fargas) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
It’s a shame he got so little screen time in the 2002 movie.

#12. Dylan Baker (Dr. Curt Connors)

Dylan Baker (Dr. Curt Connors) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
In the Sam Raimi’s trilogy, Dr. Connors didn’t turn into the Lizard. His Amazing Spider-Man version did, though.

#13. Bill Nunn (Robbie Robertson)

Bill Nunn (Robbie Robertson) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Bill Nunn, who played Robbie Robertson from the Daily Bugle, passed away in 2016 from leukemia.

#14. Elizabeth Banks (Betty Brant)

Elizabeth Banks (Betty Brant) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook
Fun fact, Banks’ first name, Elizabeth, is also Betty’s real name in the comics. It’s like she was born for the role.

#15. Daniel Gillies (John Jameson)

Daniel Gillies (John Jameson) Source: Cinespyro, Facebook

The man who has it all, but Mary-Jane’s heart.

Do you think these Spider-Man actors have aged gracefully compared to their younger versions? Let us know in the comments.

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