When we think of a very famous movie, like one that has garnered a cult following, we don’t imagine that anyone other than the chosen actors could play those iconic roles, not even the same actor at a different age. It would be interesting if the actors could travel back in time to reprise those key roles in their careers.
we wanted to remember 14 really famous movies and see how some of their most iconic scenes would look with more mature actors in them.
1. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future
Back to the Future was one of the most successful films of the ’80s, winning a wide variety of awards and nominations. The leading man was Michael J. Fox, who at 24 years old, achieved worldwide recognition, as did Christopher Lloyd at age 47.
Fox has continued acting to this day, with Lil Nas X: The Origins of “Holiday” (2020) being his most recent project. Lloyd also remains active in show business, and in 2021, he participated in Queen Bees.
2. John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction
The film, Pulp Fiction (1994), is considered a classic in film history, directed by Quentin Tarantino. It brought John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson great popularity at the time. Today, after more than 25 years, Travolta was part of the commercial, Capital One: Christmas Ad, in 2020, and Jackson is in pre-production for Futha Mucka.
3. Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump was the second highest-grossing film of 1994 in the United States. It was also considered a historical and cultural classic. When Tom Hanks was 38 years old, he starred in the film, and the following year, he received an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Hanks is currently in production on the mini-series, Masters of the Air.
4. Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense
Sixth Sense was a film that starred Bruce Willis at the age of 44, along with his co-star, Haley Joel Osment, who was 11 at the time. Both benefited from the popularity that the film brought them, but for Osment, it was his leap to fame since his career as an actor was just beginning. Willis’s last film appearance was in Cosmic Sin, while Osment is currently in post-production for Not an Artist.
In 1998, a global trend was set after the release of the movie, Titanic, thanks to the winning combination of a romantic plot and chaotic scenarios. The film went around the world with its 2 protagonists, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who in their youth, achieved worldwide fame. Currently, DiCaprio is part of the cast of the film, Don’t Look Up, which is in post-production, and Winslet is the star of the mini-series, Mare of Easttown.
6. Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone
Actor Macaulay Culkin was only 10 years old when the first film of the Home Alone saga was released, playing the lead role of Kevin, which got him a nomination for Best Comedy Actor. This film is acclaimed as a Christmas classic for families and is what put Culkin on the map. Today, he is one of the main characters in the series, American Horror Story.
7. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint were the lead actors in all the Harry Potter films. Together, they started the first film in 2001, when they were 12, 11, and 13 years old, respectively. The 3 actors achieved popularity in the world of cinema thanks to this film.
Today, Radcliffe is currently filming a new movie, called Lost City of D; Watson recently appeared in Little Women (2019); and Grint acted in the second season of the TV series, Servant (2021).