Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Celebrities rarely become immediately, out of the blue. As a rule, actors start with very small roles, and if they get the main one, it is not a fact that the film will shoot and remain in the centuries. So it's interesting to sometimes look back and see what they were like when they first started their acting career. You can see something in them that will eventually be irretrievably lost, and still they are recognized instantly, even despite the years that have passed since then.

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

We offer you a look at what 40 famous actors looked like in their first roles in the cinema. I bet you won't even recognize many of these photos! And to make the comparison more visual, we'll place one of their recent roles in popular movies next to it.

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Jake Gyllenhaal: City Slickers (1991) - Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Anthony Hopkins: The Lion in Winter (1968) — Father (2020)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Alan Rickman: Die Hard (1988) — The All-Seeing Eye (2015)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Keira Knightley: Innocent Lies (1995) - Consequences (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Russell Crowe: Prisoners of the Sun (1990) - The True Story of the Kelly Gang (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Robert Downey Jr.: The Paddock (1970) - The Amazing Journey of Dr. Doolittle (2020)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Robin Williams: Can I do this as long as I don't need the glasses? (1977) - Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb (2014)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Meryl Streep: Julia (1977) - Little Women (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Keanu Reeves: Young Blood (1986) - You're My Doubt (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Jason Momoa: Hawaiian Wedding (2003) — Aquaman (2018)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Tom Hanks: He Knows You're Alone (1980) - Beautiful Day Next Door (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Carrie Fisher: Shampoo (1975) - Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens (2015)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Liam Neeson: A Pilgrim's Journey to Heaven (1978) - Ordinary Love (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Leonardo DiCaprio: Toothpicks 3 (1991) — Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Harrison Ford: A Time to Kill (1967) - Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Clint Eastwood: Francis in the Navy (1955) - Drug Courier (2018)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Natalie Portman: Leon (1994) - Lucy in Heaven (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Ryan Reynolds: Ordinary Magic (1993) - Main Character (2020)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Gillian Anderson: Class of 96 (1993) - Sex Education (2020)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Daniel Radcliffe: The Tailor from Panama (2001) — Akimbo Guns (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Will Smith: Go With the Flow (1992) - Bad Guys Forever (2020)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Johnny Depp: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Scarlett Johansson: North (1994) — Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Kate Winslet: Heavenly Creatures (1994) - Wheel of Wonders (2017)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

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

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Hugh Jackman: Paperback Hero (1999) - Flawless (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Milla Jovovich: The Confluence of Two Moons (1988) - Paradise Hills (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Matthew McConaughey: High and Confused (1993) - Gentlemen (2020)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Dustin Hoffman: Exit of the Tiger (1967) — Girl in the Maze (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Nicole Kidman: Christmas in the Bush (1983) - Scandal (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Denzel Washington: Exact Copy (1981) — The Great Equalizer 2 (2018)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Helen Mirren: Herostratus (1967) - The Good Liar (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Christopher Walken: Me and My Brother (1969) - Nowhere to Go (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Samuel L. Jackson: Together Forever (1973) - Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Dwayne Johnson: The Mummy Returns (2001) - Jumanji: A New Level (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Angelina Jolie: Finding a Way Out (1982) — Maleficent: Lady of Darkness (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Jack Nicholson: The Crybaby Killer (1958) - Who Knows... (2010)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Liv Tyler: Legends of Autumn (1994) - To the Stars (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Joaquin Phoenix: Space Camp (1986) — The Joker (2019)

Stop! Cut! 40 actors and their first film roles

Jennifer Connelly: Once Upon a Time in America (1984) — Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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