15 Actor Side-By-Sides That Show The Young Versions Of Characters Vs. What They Look Like Now Vs. The Older Versions

1.Christa B. Allen played young Jenna Rink in 13 Going On 30 (2004):

Christa smiling and wearing a three-quarter-sleeve, off-the-shoulder top and a hair tie
Columbia Pictures

Here's what Christa looks like now (at 30!):

Christa in a spaghetti-strap top, long earrings, and hair in a bun
Christa B Allen / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

Here's what Jennifer Garner looked like as older Jenna Rink:

Jennifer in a spaghetti-strap top, earrings, and an updo
Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  Columbia Pictures, TikTok, Courtesy Everett Collection
Columbia Pictures, TikTok, Courtesy Everett Collection

2.Sean Marquette played young Matty Flamhaff in 13 Going On 30 (2004):

Sean wearing a long-sleeved velour shirt
Columbia Pictures

Here's what Sean looks like now:

Here's what Mark Ruffalo looked like as older Matty Flamhaff:

Close-up of Mark in a CBGB shirt
Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  Columbia Pictures, Instagram, Courtesy Everett Collection
Columbia Pictures, Instagram, Courtesy Everett Collection

3.Alexandra Kyle played young Tom Tom in 13 Going On 30 (2004):

Alexandra in a school hallway with a hair tie holding a long side ponytail
Columbia Pictures

Here's what Alexandra looks like now:

Alexandra in a miniskirt and high heels
Ray Tamarra / Getty Images

Here's what Judy Greer looked like as older Tom Tom:

Judy in a striped pantsuit and a hairband
Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  Columbia Pictures, Ray Tamarra / Getty Images, Courtesy Everett Collection
Columbia Pictures, Ray Tamarra / Getty Images, Courtesy Everett Collection

4.Christina Ricci played young Roberta in Now & Then (1995):

Christina wearing a wide headband
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's what Christina looks like now:

Christina with shoulder-length hair and bangs and a thick slouchy sweater
Phillip Faraone / WireImage

Here's what Rosie O'Donnell looked like as older Roberta:

Rosie in a jean jacket
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  New Line Cinema, Phillip Faraone / WireImage, Courtesy Everett Collection
New Line Cinema, Phillip Faraone / WireImage, Courtesy Everett Collection

5.Thora Birch played young Teeny in Now and Then (1995):

Thora in a sleeveless print top and curls in her hair
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's what Thora looks like now:

Thora in a short-sleeved minidress and a thick necklace
Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images

Here's what Melanie Griffith looked like as older Teeny:

Melanie in wide-legged pants and short cardigan
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  New Line Cinema, Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images, Courtesy Everett Collection
New Line Cinema, Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images, Courtesy Everett Collection

6.Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar played Young Latika in Slumdog Millionaire (2008):

Tanvi in ornate headgear, nose ring, and necklace
Fox Searchlight / Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's what Tanvi looks like now:

Here's what Freida Pinto looked like as older Latika:

Freida in a sleeveless top and below-shoulder-length hair
Fox Searchlight / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  Fox Searchlight, Instagram, Courtesy Everett Collection
Fox Searchlight, Instagram, Courtesy Everett Collection

7.Tanay Chheda played young Jamal in Slumdog Millionaire (2008):

Tanay in a loose shirt and looking anxious
Fox Searchlight / Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's what Tanay looks like now:

Tanay in a long vest and glasses
Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for Creamy W Group LLC

Here's what Dev Patel looked like as older Jamal:

Dev in an open striped shirt and undershirt and bowl-cut hair
Fox Searchlight / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  Fox Searchlight, Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for Creamy W Group LLC, Courtesy Everett Collection
Fox Searchlight, Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for Creamy W Group LLC, Courtesy Everett Collection

8.Kyla Pratt played young Monica in Love & Basketball (2000):

Kyla in pigtails and a sleeveless dress
New Line Cinema

Here's what Kyla looks like now:

Kyla in braids and a geometric sleeveless minidress
Jc Olivera / Getty Images

Here's what Sanaa Lathan looked like as older Monica:

Sanaa in a sleeveless V-neck top
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  New Line Cinema, Jc Olivera / Getty Images, Courtesy Everett Collection
New Line Cinema, Jc Olivera / Getty Images, Courtesy Everett Collection

9.Glenndon Chatman played young Quincy in Love & Basketball (2000):

Glenndon wearing a shirt and jeans and a backpack and holding a basketball
New Line Cinema

Here's what Glenndon looks like now:

Glenndon in a plaid shirt and neat beard
Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage

Here's Omar Epps as older Quincy:

Bare-chested Omar playing basketball
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  New Line Cinema, Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage, Courtesy Everett Collection
New Line Cinema, Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage, Courtesy Everett Collection

10.Peyton List played young Jane in 27 Dresses (2008):

Peyton in a sleeveless dress with bows and frills and hair clips
20th Century Fox

Here's what Peyton looks like now:

Peyton in long gloves and a sleeveless dress with midriff-baring lacy waist
Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic

Here's Katherine Heigl as older Jane:

Katherine wearing a sleeveless dress and a bow in her hair and holding a bouquet
20th Century Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  20th Century Fox, Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic, Courtesy Everett Collection
20th Century Fox, Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic, Courtesy Everett Collection

11.Zac Efron played young Mike in 17 Again (2009):

Zac in a short-sleeved T-shirt and holding a basketball
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's what Zac looks like now:

Zac on a talk show and wearing a pantsuit with no socks
John Fleenor / ABC via Getty Images

Here's Matthew Perry as older Mike:

Matthew in a "Hayden 3" basketball jersey
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  New Line Cinema, John Fleenor / ABC via Getty Images, Courtesy Everett Collection
New Line Cinema, John Fleenor / ABC via Getty Images, Courtesy Everett Collection

12.Here's Michael Conner Humphreys as young Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994):

Michael in a short-sleeved plaid shirt
Paramount / Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's what Michael looks like now:

Here's Tom Hanks as older Forrest Gump:

Tom in a plaid shirt and jacket with a box of chocolates in his lap
Paramount / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  Paramount / Courtesy Everett Collection, Instagram
Paramount / Courtesy Everett Collection, Instagram

13.Dakota Fanning played young Melanie in Sweet Home Alabama (2002):

Close-up of Dakota wearing a hoodie
Buena Vista Pictures

Here's what Dakota looks like now:

Dakota in a spaghetti-strap lacy outfit
Axelle / FilmMagic

Here's what Reese Witherspoon looked like as older Melanie:

Reese in a short-sleeved outfit and choker necklace
Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  Buena Vista Pictures, Axelle / FilmMagic, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection
Buena Vista Pictures, Axelle / FilmMagic, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

14.Robert De Niro played young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974):

Robert on the streets of Little Italy with a thin mustache
Courtesy Everett Collection / Paramount Pictures

Here's what Robert De Niro looks like now:

Close-up of Robert in a shirt and suit jacket, no tie
Dominik Bindl / WireImage

Here's what Marlon Brando looked like as older Vito Corleone:

Marlon with a thin mustache and wearing a jacket and tie
Courtesy Everett Collection / Paramount Pictures

And here's a side-by-side:

  Courtesy Everett Collection / Paramount Pictures, Dominik Bindl / WireImage
Courtesy Everett Collection / Paramount Pictures, Dominik Bindl / WireImage

15.Francis Capra played young Calogero in A Bronx Tale (1993):

Francis in a short-sleeved shirt
Savoy Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's what Francis looks like now:

Francis with a slight beard and mustache and sitting onstage
Daniel Boczarski / Getty Images for Hulu

Here's what Lillo Brancato Jr. looked like as older Calogero:

Lillo in a shiny jacket sitting at a table
Savoy Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

And here's a side-by-side:

  Savoy Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection, Daniel Boczarski / Getty Images for Hulu
Savoy Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection, Daniel Boczarski / Getty Images for Hulu