Do you feel like some of the most successful actors and actresses have been around forever? Well, they have – or at least for several decades. Take a moment to look at what these stars were doing – and what they looked like – then versus now. Who do you think has changed the most?
An iconic figure of Broadway films, Liza Minnelli began her career with successful performances in nightclubs and musical theatre venues. As the daughter of Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli, she grew up around talent. Her big break came with her performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. With her incredible acting and vocal abilities, it is no surprise that she has won an Oscar, multiple Tony Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and many other awards and honors. Recently, she played Lucille 2 in the cult comedy show Arrested Development, which has been a major hit on Netflix.
Goldie Hawn started her illustrious career on the comedy Good Morning, World. Although she experienced some success in the 60’s, her career trajectory skyrocketed in 1969 after she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Cactus Flower. For the next several years, Goldie continued to build her career with movies like The Sugarland Express and television specials like Pure Goldie, The Goldie Hawn Special, and Goldie and Liza Together with Liza Minnelli. More recently, Goldie has branched out from films. She wrote an autobiography called A Locust Grows in the Mud and founded The Hawn Foundation, which is dedicated to providing youth education programs. Today, Goldie lives with her significant other, Kurt Russell, with whom she has had a relationship since 1983. Her children are Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, and Wyatt Russell.
Sean Connery started out as a very small fish in a very large pond. He began as a backstage assistant at the King’s Theatre in 1951 and eventually started auditioning for small roles. Sean was often cast in gangster-type roles in movies like South Pacific and No Road Back. His big break came when he secured the coveted James Bond role in the popular film series, and Connery was such a fantastic Bond that he is the third-greatest hero in film history according to the American Film Institute. Connery was offered the role of Gandalf in the immensely successful Lord of the Rings film trilogy, but he turned it down. Who needs Lord of the Rings when you’re James Bond, right? After his retirement from the James Bond franchise, he has also played voice roles in films and video games alike.
For your viewing pleasure, here are some bonus pictures of Bob Dylan throughout the years.