In every aspect of life, change is essential to keep making progress and survival. These actors, after going trhough reinvention, proved that even top Hollywood stars need to change to maintain a long and successful career in the land that is called Tinseltown.
When Johnny Depp started his career, he played a bad guy in offbeat Tim Burton movies. But the actor does not look the same at 40 as he used to look at 20. Depp reinvented himself by signing Pirates of the Caribbean with Disney and showed up as a new fantastical world for the artist.
Drew Barrymore, Liam Neeson, and Jason Bateman have also undergone a tremendous amount of reinvention n their career. With that said, these are the 4 famous actors who reinvented themselves and it took them far in their careers –
Robert Downey Jr.
In the starting days of his career, Robert Downey Jr. proved that he is not only going to be a star but someone who could actually act. Even his performances in Less Than Zero and Chaplin made him win an Academy Award for Best Actor. But soon, he got caught in several cases including the possession of heroin and coke. After spending some time in prison, Downey decided to rebuild his life. With time, the 2008 release, Iron Man, made Robert Downey Jr. the biggest movie in the world.
Jason Bateman was a child actor who later showed up as a major Hollywood star. His fans remember him from Silver Spoons. After the success of Teen Wolf, the sequel turned out to be a disaster. Even much of his 90s release didn’t make much of an impression. This continued until the time when in 2003 he played Michael Bluth in Arrested Development. Post that time, the actor even managed to win a Golden Globe Award in 2005 and give a direction to his career.
Neeson’s biggest screenplay was in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 release, Schindler’s List. He even won an Academy Award nomination for being a serious dramatic leading actor. But soon by 2008, the actor became an action movie star and played a retired CIA operative in Taken. It was the time when he already went into his 50s and despite this, the film managed to earn revenue of $229 million at the box office.
Scarlett Johansson has had one of the most diverse and lucrative careers in the Hollywood industry. She made her debut in 1994 with North and continued to work in films such as If Lucy Fell and Manny &Lo. She has some big names associated with her along with tremendous Box Office records. But while playing in a string of big Hollywood movies, she made a choice to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that said, Johansson made her MCU debut in 2010’s Iron Man 2. Later, she showed up in several MCU installments including The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Infinity War, Endgame, Captain Marvel, and in her recently released solo film, Black Widow.