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13 Actors Who Played Young Versions Of Iconic Characters - And Nailed It

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Vote up the most perfectly cast young versions of popular characters.

It is never easy to follow in the footsteps of greatness. How do you make a character your own if millions of people already have a crystal-clear image of them in their heads? In today's world of endless sequels, prequels, and reboots, more and more actors are being thrust into the difficult position of playing a new version of beloved heroes and villains.

Thankfully, there are some incredible thespians putting in the work to reinvent the characters for themselves. People like Ewan McGregor absolutely killing it as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Or Jude Law making Albus Dumbledore one of the few actually beloved things about the Fantastic Beasts movies. And, of course, we have to give it up to the legendary Robert De Niro for bringing a young Vito Corleone to the screen all those decades ago. So go ahead and scroll down to see which actors have been given the thankless task of playing young versions of famous characters, only to completely nail it.