Whoa, these changes were crazy.
Which of these 31 leading men still look the same decades later?
As audiences, we've been enthralled with movies since the advent of cinema. The drama of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
, the comedy of The Philadelphia Story
character study of Citizen Kane
, the overacting of Gone With the Wind
-- we've always loved our movies. And many of those movies featured at least one leading man. From Hollywood's Golden Age with stars like Gregory Peck, Carey Grant, and Jimmy Stewart, to the age of Robert Redford, Marlon Brando, and Paul Newman, up to more modern stars like Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert Downey Jr. (and with time-bending exceptions like Tom Hanks, who has been killing it since the 1980's, is still doing it today, and it appears is basically going to own cinema until the Earth finally spins into the Sun), each decade and era has had their own group of legendary leading male stars.
But what did (or do) those actors look like decades after they began their careers? Which actors have had their looks hold up and which haven't? Which ones look completely different and which ones look shockingly the same? Here are 31 of Hollywood's most legendary leading men, and you won't believe the transformations age wrought on them.