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What Every 2020 Academy Awards Nominee Looked Like In Their Early Acting Roles 

Erin Maxwell
Updated February 6, 2020 1.3k votes 202 voters 8.2k views 19 items

List Rules Vote up the actors or actresses who have changed the most over the years.

This year's crop of best actors and actresses are a mixed bag of incredible talent. Ranging from seasoned vets to newbies in the industry, the talent pool for this year's Oscar race is quite deep. Many of the 2020 Oscar nominees have decades of work behind them, while others are fairly new to audiences. Here is a look back at the careers of this year's nominees. Vote up the actor or actress who has changed the most since their early roles. 

Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Every 2020 Academy Awards Nominee Looked Like In Their Early Acting Roles
Photo:  CBS/Warner Bros.

As Billy Donovan in Murder, She Wrote (1984; CBS) and as Arthur Fleck in Joker (2019)

Age: 44

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Dramatic transformation?

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Renée Zellweger ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Every 2020 Academy Awards Nominee Looked Like In Their Early Acting Roles
Photo:  Gramercy Pictures/20th Century Fox/Roadside Attractions

As an extra in Dazed and Confused (1993) and as Judy Garland in Judy (2019)

Age: 49

Birthplace: Katy, Texas, United States of America

Dramatic transformation?

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Every 2020 Academy Awards Nominee Looked Like In Their Early Acting Roles
Photo:  AVCO Embassy Pictures/Netflix

As Richard I in The Lion in Winter (1968) and as Pope Benedict in The Two Popes (2019)

Age: 81

Birthplace: Margam, United Kingdom

Dramatic transformation?

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Kathy Bates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Every 2020 Academy Awards Nominee Looked Like In Their Early Acting Roles
Photo:  ABC/Warner Bros. Pictures

As Sally Allison in Love Boat (1978) and as Bobi Jewell in Richard Jewell (2019)

Age: 70

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Memphis

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