15 A-List Actors Who Looked Totally Different In the Early ‘00s

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 24: Actor Brad Pitt (L) and writer/producer David E. Kelley attend the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Jersey Nets on January 24, 2003 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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People really change over the course of a decade. When it comes to actors who are perpetually revamping their image, they can change a whole lot. These A-list stars may have been famous for the past decade, but they were totally different now than they were during the early '00s. It might be hard to believe that stars like the recently married George Clooney is 53 and has cycled through a lot of looks over the course of his decades-long career, but he's not the only one you might not recognize if you remembered what he looked like ten years ago. So which celebrities look totally different from how they do now? Click through to see the 15 hot male actors who changed completely over the course of a decade. 

Brad Pitt, 2001

Pitt had just come off two films — Snatch and The Mexican — and guest starred on then-wife Jennifer Aniston’s sitcom Friends. 

Brad Pitt, 2014

He just wed longtime partner Angelina Jolie and currently stars in World War II drama Fury. 

George Clooney, 2001

Brad Pitt’s buddy wasn’t a total silver fox back in the day. In 2001, the star had just come off of Ocean’s 11. 

George Clooney, 2014

The recently married Clooney will star in sci-fi adventure flick Tomorrowland, out next year. 

Hugh Jackman, 2001

The actor starred in romantic comedy Kate & Leopold opposite Meg Ryan and in the action flick Swordfish opposite Halle Berry. 

Hugh Jackman, 2014

Jackman has had a busy few years, most recently reprising his role as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Futures Past. He will star as Blackheard in the Peter Pan reboot, titled Panin 2015. 

Denzel Washington, 2001

2001 was a big year for Washington, who starred in what would become one of the most famous films of his career, Training Day. 

Denzel Washington, 2014

Washington scored a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in Flight in 2013 and recently starred in action flicks 2 Guns and The Equalizer. 

Will Smith, 2001

Fresh Prince no more — the sitcom star got heavy to play the boxer in biopic Ali. 

Will Smith, 2014

Smith starred alongside his son Jayden in After Earth and is currently working on Hancock 2 and, if the rumors are true, Bad Boys 3. 

Johnny Depp, 2001

Depp starred in cult classic Blow in 2001, just after showing his sensitive side in Chocolat

Johnny Depp, 2014

Depp has had a busy few years. He’ll star as the Wolf in Into The Woods and is currently working on a sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean (yes, another one) AND Alice In Wonderland. 

Leonardo DiCaprio, 2001

DiCaprio had just come off The Beach and was getting ready to star in Martin Scorsese flick Gangs of New York.

Leonardo DiCaprio, 2014

The actor was nominated for an Oscar his performance as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street and is currently filming The Revenant. 

Christian Bale, 2001

The actor was thrust into the spotlight with 2000’s American Psycho and, in 2001, starred in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. 

Christian Bale, 2014

He is currently starring in Exodus: Gods and Kings and is finishing up a still-untitled Terrence Malick project. 

Tom Cruise, 2001

The actor had just come off Mission: Impossible II when he starred in drama Vanilla Sky. 

Tom Cruise, 2014

Cruise got back in the action game recently with films like Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow. He is currently filming the fifth Mission: Impossible flick. 

Robert Downey Jr., 2001

The actor starred on lawyer drama Ally McBeal from 2000 to 2002. 

Robert Downey Jr., 2014

Downey Jr. has his foot planted in the Marvel universe — he starred in Iron Man 3 in 2013 and will reprise his role as Tony Stark in the upcoming Avengers sequel and in Captain America: Civil War, out sometime next year. 

Matt Damon, 2001

Damon had just come off of Ocean’s 11 in 2001. 

Matt Damon, 2014

Damon hit the big screen with major Hollywood films Interstellar and Monuments Men. 

Mark Wahlberg, 2001

The former Marky Mark had just come off of the Planet of the Apes remake when he starred in 2001’s Rock Star. 

Mark Wahlberg, 2014

The actor took the lead in Michael Bay’s latest Transformers flick and just starred in drama The Gambler. 

Liam Neeson, 2001

Neeson starred in Gun Shy in 2000 and in K-19: The Widowmaker in 2002. 

Liam Neeson, 2014

Now in his 60s, Neeson is the ultimate action star. He recently starred in crime drama A Walk Amongst Tombstones and in Taken 3. 

Bruce Willis, 2001

Willis starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s film Unbreakable in 2000 and starred in Bandits in 2001. 

Bruce Willis, 2014

He recently starred in Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For and assassin flick The Prince. 

Ben Affleck, 2001

Affleck starred in World War II drama Pearl Harbor. 

Ben Affleck, 2014

Affleck scored a Best Picture Oscar for his film Argo in 2013 and just starred in the highly anticipated Gone Girl. He will play Bruce Wayne in the upcoming superhero flick Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.