In glitzy Hollywood, where dreams come true, and stars are born, it’s always fascinating to take a trip down memory lane to see our beloved celebs when they were much younger and far less popular than they are today. These were the times when they were yet to embrace the full splendor of their stardom before they became household names with countless awards and accolades.
So, whether it’s Sylvester Stallone’s evolution from a young and ambitious actor to an action legend or Miley Cyrus’s journey from Disney’s sweetheart to a pop sensation, join us on this trip back in time to witness the fascinating metamorphosis of these celebrities from their 18-year-old selves to the iconic superstars we know and love today.
1. Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan was still in the early stages of his acting career at 18, with roles in TV shows like The Wire and Friday Night Lights. He has since become a prominent actor known for his powerful performances in Creed and the Black Panther, solidifying his status as a Hollywood heavyweight.
2. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson’s career started with a role in The Horse Whisperer when she was 13, but she has since become one of Hollywood’s most wanted actresses, starring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and earning critical acclaim for her performances.
3. Brendan Fraser
Teen Brendan Fraser had minor roles in TV shows like The Kids in the Hall and Dangerous Curves. Over the years, he skyrocketed to fame with iconic roles in movies like The Mummy. Although he took a step back from the spotlight for a while, Fraser has recently made a remarkable comeback, earning critical acclaim and newfound popularity in various projects.
Even back when she was 18, Rihanna was already making waves in the music industry with her debut album, Music of the Sun. She has since gone global, not only in music but also in fashion, beauty, and a little bit of Hollywood. And that’s not to mention her philanthropic efforts.
5. Sylvester Stallone
At 18, Stallone was still trying to make a name for himself. Little did he know that his breakout role as Rocky Balboa would catapult him to superstardom. Stallone’s career has been nothing short of legendary, spanning decades of action-packed films, including Rocky, Rambo, and The Expendables.
6. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus was still associated with her Disney Channel character, Hannah Montana, when she hit 18. Since then, the singer has undergone a radical transformation, embracing different musical styles and personas and gaining notoriety for her boundary-pushing performances.
7. Christian Bale
When Christian Bale turned 18, he was already a talented young actor, having appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun. His career has been characterized by his willingness to adapt to various physically demanding roles in movies like The Dark Knight and American Psycho.
8. Mila Kunis
18-year-old Mila Kunis just signed a contract for her breakout role in That ’70s Show. She has since become quite a popular actress known for starring in Black Swan, Family Guy, and Bad Moms.
9. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp was already a promising actor even before he hit 18, with his iconic blood-splattering role in A Nightmare on Elm Street. His career has been marked by more unforgettable roles like the legendary Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
10. Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey has been known for his comedic talent since a very early age, performing at comedy clubs and eventually scoring a gig on SNL. His career skyrocketed with 90s classics like Ace Ventura and The Mask. Today, Carrey remains a beacon of positivity for millions of fans and has even ventured into other forms of art, such as painting.