Famous Hollywood Actors Hanging Out With Their Iconic Roles By Ard Gelinck (57 Pics)

Usually, we recognize hollywood actors only after the fact, once they become famous. But before they became well-established household names, they were known not for their name, but a character that they played. For example, who hasn’t accidentally mixed up Macaulay Culkin with Kevin McCallister in the heyday of “Home Alone”? Or called Sylvester Stallone Rocky? Or mixed-up Lawrence Tureaud with Mr. T from the A-Team? You get the gist of it. Despite that, sometimes it doesn’t even matter. The actors and the roles that they play often are so fused that they become inseparable in our minds.

Dutch graphic designer Ard Gelinck separates the inseparable and puts the two sides of the actor, the role and the performer, right next to each other for comparison. He does this in such a way that they seem to be hanging out and interacting with each other. And in a way, they are. It gives us a glimpse into the past, a throwback to the days long gone. It makes us reflect on how they and their careers have changed (or haven’t) since they embodied the roles that we know them for.

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#1 Christina Applegate And Kelly Bundy

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Gelinck has worked on these types of photo manipulations for about 10 years now, but don’t worry—he doesn’t seem to be running out of ideas any time soon. Quite the contrary. He continues to delight his 285k loyal followers on Instagram with regular uploads. And we’ve been covering most of them, so you can check out previous posts about him here, here, and here.

#2 Joaquin Phoenix And The Joker

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#3 Heath Ledger And The Joker

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He shared more about his experience with Bored Panda: “The ‘Then and Now’ series is quite old when you consider that me and my brother made the first image for it about 10 years ago,” Gelinck told Bored Panda. “About 5 years ago, I edited pictures for a lot of Dutch celebrities and it was a success, so I then started working with foreign celebrity photos. The first one was Madonna, and she even posted my image on her own Instagram.”

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But the Queen of Pop hasn’t been the only celebrity that has recognized and publicly admired his work. Among others are Rob Lowe, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Annie Lennox, BeeGees, Jason Priestly, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Carice van Houten, Sylvester Stallone, Robbie Williams, Michael Douglas, Ricky Gervais, and many more that have also given him a shoutout. “When I think about it, the list is quite impressive,” Gelinck said.

#4 Jack Nicholson And The Joker

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#5 Sean Connery And James Bond

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The digital artist himself thinks that the reason his photomontages are popular is because people enjoy “taking a trip down memory lane.” And it’s somewhat true. Just looking at them, one can get serious throwbacks to their childhood, or flashbacks of the bustling ’80s and ’90s. Someone might even get an urge to rewatch their favorite shows or movies with these actors in them. Any way you look at it, Gelinck’s work is an experience of its own. What do you think, Pandas? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

#6 Ralph Macchio And Daniel Larusso

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#7 Sylvester Stallone And Rambo

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#8 Mike Myers And Austin Powers

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#9 Elijah Wood And Frodo Baggins

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#10 Charlie Chaplin And The Tramp

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#11 Johnny Depp And The Hatter

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#12 Brian Cranston And Walter White

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#13 Sylvester Stallone And Rocky Balboa

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#14 Eddie Murphy And Axel Foley

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#15 Millie Bobby Brown And Eleven

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#16 Mark Hamill And Luke Skywalker

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#17 Jim Carrey And Lloyd Christmas

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#18 Neil Patrick Harris And Doogie Howser M.D.

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#19 Denzel Washington And Dr. Phillip Chandler

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#20 Hugh Jackman And Wolverine

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#21 Sigourney Weaver And Ellen Ripley

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#22 Al Pacino And Tony Montana

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#23 Michael J. Fox And Marty McFly

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#24 Courtney Cox And Monica Geller

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#25 Dwight Schultz And Howling Mad Murdock From The A-Team

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#26 Jeff Cohen And Chunk

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#27 Dustin Hoffman And Dorothy Michaels

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#28 Molly Ringwald And Claire Standish

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#29 Emilio Estevez And Andrew Clark

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#30 Gaten Matarazzo And Dustin Henderson

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#31 Henry Winkler And Fonzie

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#32 Drew Barrymore And Gertie (And E.T.)

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#33 Lawrence Tureaud And Mr. T From The A-Team

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#34 Emilia Clarke And Daenerys Targaryen

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#35 Kate Winslet And Rose Dewitt Bukater

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#36 Bill Skarsgard And Pennywise

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#37 Ron Howard And Richie Cunningham

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#38 John Stamos And Jesse Katsopolis

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#39 Leonardo DiCaprio And Luke Brower

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#40 Anthony Michael Hall As Brian Johnson

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#41 Tom Cruise And Maverick

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#42 Don Johnson And James “Sonny” Crockett

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#43 Tony Danza And Tony Micelli

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#44 David Schwimmer And Ross Geller

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#45 Malcolm-Jamal Warner And Theo Huxtable

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#46 Tom Hanks With Richard Drew From The Man With One Red Shoe

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#47 Fred Savage And Kevin Arnold

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#48 David Hasselhoff And Michael Knight

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#49 Ally Sheedy And Allison Reynolds

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#50 Keshia Knight Pulliam And Rudy Huxtable

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#51 Dolph Lundgren And Ivan Drago

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#52 Hendry Thomas And Elliott (And E.T.)

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#53 Mayim Bialik And Blossom Russo

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#54 Jason Priestley And Brandon Walsh From Beverly Hills 90210

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#55 Alyssa Milano And Samantha Micelli

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#56 Daniel Craig And James Bond

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#57 Miley Cyrus And Hannah Montana

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