Artist Recreates Famous Actors Meeting Their Younger Selves


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Dutch artist Ard Gelinck just gave us all a mind-bending glimpse into the world of celebrity time travel. Imagine Madonna sipping tea with her teenage self or Emma Watson sharing fashion tips with her fresh-faced counterpart.

It’s a wild ride through the ages, and you won’t want to miss it!

Ard Gelinck, the mastermind behind these jaw-dropping portraits, has employed his Photoshop wizardry to bring our favorite famous faces face to face with their youthful counterparts. The result? Pure magic!

As you scroll through these incredible images, you’ll be amazed at how some of these celebs have aged like fine wine, oozing sophistication and charisma. But brace yourself because there are a few who have transformed so dramatically that you might need a double take to believe it’s really them.

And then there are those ageless wonders who seem to have stumbled upon the elixir of eternal youth. Their appearances have barely changed, leaving us wondering if they’ve secretly discovered the fountain of youth.

So, folks, grab some popcorn, settle into your time-traveling armchair, and get ready to be wowed by these celebrity rendezvous with their younger selves. It’s a journey through time and fame that’ll leave you smiling, gasping, and craving more!

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson is an English actress, model and activist known for her roles as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series and as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress known for her performances in the horror and slasher genres, most notable the Halloween series in which she is regarded as a scream queen, in addition to roles in comedies and the Oscar winning movie ‘Everything Everywhere All at once’.

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Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is a retired actor most famous for starring as the time travelling Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy. 

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman AC is an Australian actress and producer known for her extensive movie and TV catalogue consistently ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses and winner of multiple Oscar awards. 

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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor, producer, and businessman who has starred in many films over the years most notable opposite Sandra Bullock in ‘The Proposal’ and as the hilarious anti hero Deadpool with Deadpool 3 currently in production.

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Robin Williams

Robin William the beloved actor and voice actor with just too many incredible performances to mention! But some of them include Aladdin, Jumanji, Flubber, Mrs Doubtfire and The Birdcage.

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The actress who is known to be able to act in ANYTHING, streep is famous for her roles in serious dramas and TV shows and is also known for her iconic role in the Mamma Mia movies.

Meryl Streep

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Leonardo DiCaprio

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Julia Roberts

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Sandra Bullock

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Macaulay Culkin

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Heath Ledger

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Tina Turner

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Angelina Jolie

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Jason Momoa

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Marilyn Monroe

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Cameron Diaz

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Hugh Grant

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Lisa Kudrow

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David Schwimmer

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Jennifer Aniston

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Matt LeBlanc

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Olivia Newton-John

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Whitney Houston

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Matt Damon

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Drew Barrymore became famous as a child actress in E.T before going on to star in films and TV as an adult such as ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and she now hosts her own show ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’.

Drew Barrymore

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Ryan Gosling was part of the Mickey Mouse club as a child alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and has since become a huge acting star with films such as The Notebook, LaLa Land and this years biggest movie ‘Barbie’.

Ryan Gosling

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After starting her career in the Australian soap opera Neighbours Margot Robbie has gone on to star in some of the biggest movies of the 21st Century including ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Babylon’ and ‘Barbie’.

Margot Robbie

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Sharon Stone

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Brad Pitt

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Tom Cruise

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Robert Di Nero

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Jennifer Coolidge

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Rob Lowe

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Pedro Pascal

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Harrison Ford

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Hayley Joel Osment

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Justin Timberlake

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Mark Hamill

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Luke Perry

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Molly Ringwald

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Patrick Swayze

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Angela Lansbury

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Sean Connery

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Bill Murray

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Paul Reubens

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21 Actors From The Harry Potter Films Who Are No Longer With Us

Calling all fellow wizards and witches, it’s time to raise our wands and remember the magical stars who’ve left us from the Harry Potter universe. Since the very first Harry Potter movie graced our screens in 2001 with “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” we’ve laughed, cried, and cheered alongside a fantastic cast of characters. But, my friends, the bittersweet truth is that not all of them are still with us.

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We’ve had to bid farewell to 21 talented actors who brought the wizarding world to life. From the mighty Professor Snape, played by the unforgettable Alan Rickman, to the wise Professor Dumbledore portrayed by the legendary Richard Harris. Even the gentle giant Hagrid, portrayed by Robbie Coltrane, has ventured into the great beyond.

But it’s not just the headlining heroes who have left us. The magic of Harry Potter extends to the supporting cast as well. Elizabeth Spriggs, who played the enchanting Fat Lady guarding Gryffindor Tower, and Verne Troyer, our beloved Griphook, have also passed away.

1) Richard Harris – Albus Dumbledore

Prior to Michael Gambon taking over for the remaining six Harry Potter films, Harris played the grandfatherly headmaster in the first two films and many fans were delighted with the casting as he looked as so many fans imagined!

2) Alan Rickman – Severus Snape

Fans of Harry Potter were very saddened by Severus Snape’s loss, but Alan Rickman’s death was by far a bigger shock. Tragically, the actor passed away in January 2016 after receiving a confidential diagnosis of terminal cancer.

3) Robert Knox – Marcus Belby

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Knox, an English actor, played Marcus Belby. Tragically, Knox was fatally stabbed outside a London pub after getting involved in a fight to defend his brother.

Later, a documentary was produced on the actor’s tragic passing and the cast of the Potter films wore ribbons in his memory at the premiere.

4) Elizabeth Spriggs – The Fat Lady

Spriggs was well-known for portraying The Fat Lady, a living portrait who watches over the Gryffindor common area. Comedian Dawn French subsequently took over the part.

5) Timothy Bateson – Kreacher

Prior to his death in 2009, Bateson performed the voice of Kreacher, an elderly house elf, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

6) Alfred Burke – Armando Dippet

Alfred Burke, who was well-known for his roles as Frank Marker in Public Eye and subsequently as Armando Dippett, Dumbledore’s predecessor at Hogwarts, died in February 2011 at the age of 92.

7) Jimmy Gardner – Ernie Prang

In the third Harry Potter movie from 2004, Gardner, a WWII veteran who had been acting since the 1960s, played Knight Bus driver Ernie Prang.

8) Eric Sykes – Frank Bryce

Frank Bryce, a Muggle who lived in Little Hangleton, the same community which the Riddle family also called home, was portrayed by comic actor Eric Sykes. He worked as their gardener and eventually was the main suspect in the death of the family, but viewers will know he was innocent.

9) Richard Griffiths – (Uncle) Vernon Dursley

Richard Griffiths, a renowned British actor of theatre and cinema recognised for performances in The History Boys, Withnail and I, and Chariots of Fire, was the only person who could have brought Harry’s Uncle Vernon to life and fans loved to loathe him!

10) David Ryall – Elphias Doge

In the 2010 film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Ryall took over Peter Cartwright’s role as Elphias Doge, a member of the Order of the Phoenix but sadly passed away, 2014’s Christmas Day.

11) Dave Legeno – Fenrir Greyback

Fenrir Greyback was a werewolf and Death Eater with a sinister propensity for harming innocent youngsters, as the really die-hard fans would know. Tragically, the actor who played him passed away in July 2014 in Death Valley, California, after appearing in three Harry Potter films.

12) Roger Lloyd Pack – Barty Crouch Senior

Roger Lloyd Pack, who played Trigger in the enduring sitcom Only Fools and Horses, went on to play Barty Crouch Senior, a powerful Ministry of Magic official in the series furing Goblet of Fire.

13) Derek Deadman – Tom The Innkeeper

Derek Deadman, a character actor with more than 40 years of experience in the British entertainment business, created the role of Tom, the barman from The Leaky Cauldron, a pub in Diagon Alley.

14) Terence Baylor – The Blood Baron

The Bloody Baron, a ghost at Hogwarts who was originally a wizard also known as Phillip Strenger, was played by New Zealand actor Terence Bayler.

15) John Hurt – Ollivander

Hurt, a well-known English actor whose career spanned five decades including a pivotal part in the Doctor Who video, played the kind-hearted wandmaker Ollivander in the movie series.

16) Robert Hardy – Cornelius Fudge

Magical Minister Robert Hardy CBE, who had acting credentials in theatre, cinema, and television before his passing in 2017, played Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies.

17) Verne Troyer – Griphook

Verne Troyer played Mini Me in the Austin Powers movie, which is perhaps his most well-known role, but he also played Griphook in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone until Warwick Davies took over.

18) Helen McCrory – Narcissa Malfoy

Before her tragic passing in 2021, McCrory had amassed a large following because to her performances in films like Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series and Polly in Peaky Blinders.

19) Robbie Coltrane – Rubeus Hagrid

The world was in mourning in 2022 after learning of the passing of renowned Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who is best known for his role as Hagrid, the affable groundskeeper in the Harry Potter series.

20) Leslie Phillips – The Sorting Hat

Phillips was well-known for appearing in the Carry On films and for lending his voice to The Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films. He passed away in November of last year after building a successful and protracted acting career.

21) Michael Gambon – Albus Dumbledore (2)

Sadly the news of Michael Gambon’s passing is so sudden and yet he contributed to 6 of the Harry Potter films after taking over from Richard Harris in which he showed a feistier side to the headmaster and fans came to love him. Not to mention his most famous quote ‘Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’

As fans of the wizarding world, we’ll always cherish the enchanting moments these actors gifted us. Let’s hold onto those memories, rewatch the films, and keep their magic alive in our hearts. After all, “Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home,” as J.K. Rowling once said. And so will the enchanting performances of these dearly departed actors in the world of Harry Potter.

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