How it started vs. how it’s going for these Hollywood celebs

We’ve been in Hollywood long enough to earn our own star on the walk of fame, and so have these Hollywood celebs. The 2021 Oscars inspired us to dig deep into the Hollywood.com archives to get nostalgic about some of our favorite Hollywood celebs. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and see how it started vs. how it’s going for these famous Hollywood actors and actresses.

Angela Bassett 

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In 1993, Angela Bassett was nominated for Best Actress for her performance as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It. Recently, the Hollywood actress voiced Dorothea Williams in the Academy Award-winning Disney movie Soul.

Halle Berry 

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In 2002, Halle Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Leticia Musgrovein Monster’s Ball. In 2021, Halle Berry is shooting a sci-fi drama for Netflix in Boston called The Mothership.

Don Cheadle 

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In 2005, Don Cheadle was nominated for Best Actor for his performance as Paul Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda. Nowadays, Don Cheadle stars as Maurice Monroe in Black Monday, a dark comedy series on Showtime.

Harrison Ford 

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In 1986, Harrison Ford was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Witness as John Book. Throughout his career, Harrison Ford has starred in four Indiana Jones movies. Most recently, he starred as prospector John Thornton in the 2020 Hollywood movie The Call of the Wild.

Brad Pitt 

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Brad Pitt is a household name. In 1996, he received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the movie 12 Monkeys. In 2014, his performance in 12 Years A Slave helped the movie win Best Picture. In 2020, Brad Pitt won Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

 Regina King

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Regina King has been keeping busy in Hollywood since 1985, but became well known after her role as Marcee Tidwell in the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire. In 2019, Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk. She went behind the lens to direct One Night In Miami, her feature-length movie directorial debut that won many awards including a history-making Golden Globe nomination for Best Director.

Laura Dern

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In 1992, Laura Dern received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance as Rose in Rambling Rose. Last year, she won her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Nora Fanshaw in Marriage Story.

Joaquin Phoenix

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In 2001, Joaquin Phoenix was nominated for Best Supporting Actor thanks to his performance in The Gladiator. In 2020, he won the Oscar for Best Actor in Joker.

Renée Zellweger

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In 2002, Renée Zellweger earned her first Academy Award nomination for her role as Bridget Jones in the hit rom-com Bridget Jones’s Diary (how well do you remember this early 2000s movie?). She was also nominated for Best Actress the following year for her outstanding performance as Roxie Hart in Chicago. She won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in 2004 for her role as Ruby Thewes in Cold Mountain. In 2020, she won Best Actress for her performance as Judy Garland in Judy.

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