We present to your attention our traditional, annual selection related to the twentieth anniversary of the next batch of famous films. This time, as you understand, we will talk about the films of 2002, but not really about them, but about the actors who starred in them. Here we have collected collages with comparative shots of several movie stars who starred in a hit project 20 years ago and, of course, have changed noticeably since then.
Some of them are still acting in top films, and some were at their peak then and now disappeared from the radar a bit. In addition, some actors were extremely young then, and now they are all over 40, while others had long careers already in 2002. Let’s take a look at how the last two decades have transformed these famous actors and actresses in different ways.
And yes, it’s time to be amazed that the films listed on the left are already 20 years old!
Salma Hayek (55 years old)
Miramax Films / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Actress in the films Frida (2002) and The Eternals (2021).
Tom Hanks (65 years old)
DreamWorks Pictures / Apple TV+
Actor in Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Finch (2021).
Elijah Wood (41)
New Line Cinema/RLJE Films
Actor in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and Mindhunter. Fight «(2021).
Tobey Maguire (46 years old)
Sony Pictures Releasing / Sony Pictures Releasing
Actor in the films Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).
Adrien Brody (49 years old)
Focus Features / FILM.TV
Actor in the film «Pianist» (2002) and an interview for the film «French Messenger. Supplement to the newspaper Liberty. Kansas Evening Sun (2021).
Hayden Christensen (41)
Lucasfilm / Bennett Raglin
Actor in Star Wars: Episode 2 — Attack of the Clones (2002) and Comic-Con 2021.
Tommy Lee Jones (75 years old)
Sony Pictures Releasing / Saban Films
Actor in the films «Men in Black 2» (2002) and «Wonder» (2020).
Cillian Murphy (45 years old)
Searchlight Pictures / BackgridUSA
Actor in the film «28 Days Later» (2002) and on the set of the film «Oppenheimer», which will be released in 2023.
Kate Winslet (46 years old)
Universal Pictures / HBO
Actress in the film The Life of David Gale (2002) and the mini-series Meir of Easttown (2021).
Milla Jovovich (46 years old)
Sony Pictures Releasing / Milla Jovovich
Actress in the film «Resident Evil» (2002) and 2022.
Jason Statham (54 years old)
20th Century Fox/STXfilms
The actor in the film The Transporter (2002) and on the poster for Guy Ritchie’s new film Operation Fortune: The Art of Winning, which will be released in 2022.
Catherine Zeta-Jones (52 years old)
Miramax Films/Cliff Lipson/CBS
Actress in Chicago (2002) and at the 2021 Emmy Awards.
Jackie Chan (68 years old)
DreamWorks Pictures / IMDB
Actor in The Tuxedo (2002) and at the premiere of Project X in 2022.
Jennifer Love Hewitt (43)
Actress in the movie Tuxedo (2002) and the TV series 911 Rescue Service (2018-…).
Harrison Ford (age 79)
Actor in the film «K-19» (2002) and on the set of the film «Indiana Jones 5» in November 2021.
And here is our post with the actors who starred in last year’s anniversary films, who turned 20 years old in 2001.