How Different Would 14 Iconic Movie Scenes Be If Celebrities Decided to Reenact Them Today
The making of a movie greatly depends on the time and place when it was filmed. Thus, many memorable moments from the big screen remain engraved in our memory just the way the actors portrayed them for the first time and became iconic themselves. But what would happen if those scenes were recreated nowadays? Would they have the same impact?
1. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future
Back to the Future was one of the most successful films of the 80s, receiving several awards and nominations. The protagonist was Michael J. Fox, who at 24 years old achieved worldwide recognition, as did Christopher Lloyd at 47.
Michael is still acting to the present day, with Back Home Again (2021) being his most recent work, and Christopher also remains active in show business; in 2022 he participated in The Mandalorian.
2. John Travolta and Samuel Jackson in Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994) is considered a classic in film history. It brought John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson great popularity in show business at the time. It’s been more than 25 years since Pulp Fiction was released, and the actors are still keeping busy. Travolta was part of the short film Capitol One: Christmas Ad in 2020, and Jackson is in pre-production on Futha Mucka.
3. Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump became the second highest-grossing film of 1994 in the United States. It is also considered a historical and cultural classic. Tom Hanks was 38 years old when he starred in the film and the following year received the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. This 2022, Tom appeared in the film, Elvis.
4. Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense
The film The Sixth Sense starred Bruce Willis at the age of 44 along with his co-star Haley Osment, who was 11 at the time. Both benefited from the popularity that the film brought them, but for Haley it was his leap to fame since his acting career was just beginning. Bruce’s last performance was in the film Vendetta in 2022. Osment is part of the cast of the series Dragons: The Nine Realms.
5. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic
Titanic was released in 1998 and caused a huge commotion. Thanks to the combination of a romantic plot with chaotic scenarios, the film became popular around the world with its two protagonists, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, gaining worldwide recognition. Leo’s last work was in the film Don’t Look Up and Kate stars in the miniseries Mare of Easttown (2021).
6. Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone
Actor Macaulay Culkin was only 10 years old when the first film of the Home Alone franchise was released. Interpreting the lead role of Kevin, Culkin was nominated for Best Actor in a comedy. This film is acclaimed as a Christmas classic for families and is the one that gave Culkin recognition. Today he is starring in the series The Righteous Gemstones.
7. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint were the lead actors in all the Harry Potter films. The first film was released in 2001 when they were 12, 11, and 13 years old respectively, and gained the three actors popularity in show business.
Today, Daniel’s latest film, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, is in post-production, Emma had her last participation in Little Women (2019), and Rupert acted in the second season of the TV series Servant (2022).
8. Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands
In 1990, Johnny Depp, at the age of 27, gained worldwide recognition with his role in the movie Edward Scissorhands. It was a commercial success and was critically acclaimed by experts. Depp is currently working in the animated miniseries, Puffins.
9. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
In 1990, the film Pretty Woman became a box-office hit and gained lead actors Richard Gere and Julia Roberts worldwide recognition. In addition, Julia won her second Golden Globe at only 24 years old for her role in the film. Richard continues his work as an actor, participating in the TV series MotherFatherSon since 2019, and Julia premiered a new mini-series called Gaslit.
10. Sam Neill and Laura Dern in Jurassic Park
Actors Sam Neill and Laura Dern starred in the 1993 film Jurassic Park. It was ranked as the highest-grossing film in the history of cinema until 1997. Both celebrities are recognized for the fame they obtained with this film. The television series Invasion is Sam’s most recent work, and Laura voiced the character Sue Murphy in the series F is for Family in 2021.
11. Kirsten Dunst in Jumanji
In 1995, when Kirsten Dunst was a 13-year-old girl, she got one of the leading roles in the movie Jumanji. It is considered a classic film of the mid-1990s, giving the young actress recognition and popularity. Her last appearance was in the movie The Power of the Dog, which was released in 2021.
12. Keanu Reeves in Matrix
In 1999, the first part of the Matrix trilogy was released. Thanks to its incredible reception, several video games and comics based on this saga were created. Classified as a cult movie, it starred Keanu Reeves, who was 35 years old at that time, and, along with the movie, he also gained a huge fan base. Keanu’s last on-screen appearance was in The Matrix Resurrections.
13. Tom Cruise in Top Gun
Starring Tom Cruise at the age of 34, Top Gun is a successful film both critically and commercially, being one of the highest-grossing films of the 80s. After more than 25 years, this year the second part of the famous production was released, called Top Gun: Maverick, and once again Cruise was the main character.
14. Drew Barrymore in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
At the tender age of 6, Drew Barrymore was able to catch the attention of viewers with her participation in the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), which was the highest-grossing film worldwide until Jurassic Park was released in 1993. As of 2020, Drew is working on her own television show.
Which actor would you love to see reenact one of their famous scenes?