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Which former Hollywood/celebrity twinks have had the most successful transition from young twink to older adult star?

I use Rob Lowe as an example but I am sure there are plenty of others both currently and way back in Hollywood history.

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by Anonymousreply 104June 23, 2022 3:57 AM

Leo DiCaprio

by Anonymousreply 1May 7, 2022 2:47 AM

Adam Rich

by Anonymousreply 2May 7, 2022 2:48 AM

Brad Pitt

by Anonymousreply 3May 7, 2022 2:49 AM

CZJ

by Anonymousreply 4May 7, 2022 2:50 AM

r1 Excellent example. His journey has been almost seamless with mainly age appropriate casting at every stage in his career.

by Anonymousreply 5May 7, 2022 2:50 AM

Warren Beatty

by Anonymousreply 6May 7, 2022 2:51 AM

Michael J. Fox

by Anonymousreply 7May 7, 2022 2:52 AM

Mark Paul Goselaar was around longer than I expected

by Anonymousreply 8May 7, 2022 3:09 AM

Matt Dillon

by Anonymousreply 9May 7, 2022 3:10 AM

r6 Good shout!!

by Anonymousreply 10May 7, 2022 3:12 AM

Roddy McDowell and Dean Stockwell

by Anonymousreply 11May 7, 2022 3:38 AM

The Irrepressible RICKY!! Rick Nelson. …. I went to a Garden Party to reminisce with my old friends…..

by Anonymousreply 12May 7, 2022 3:43 AM

Warren Beatty and Leo DiCaprio.

by Anonymousreply 13May 7, 2022 3:44 AM

Jason Bateman

by Anonymousreply 14May 7, 2022 3:51 AM

I wanted to say that Brad Pitt was never a twink but then I looked up pictures of him young on google images, and he was a twink.

by Anonymousreply 15May 7, 2022 3:51 AM

Brad Pitt was 28 by the time anyone noticed him in his featured role in THELMA AND LOUISE, which begs the definition of "twink," IMHO.

He'd been doing extra and under-5 work for years by then, but he couldn't have gotten himself arrested as a "celebrity" before T&E.

So I don't think he's a very good example.

by Anonymousreply 16May 7, 2022 3:52 AM

Chachi

by Anonymousreply 17May 7, 2022 3:57 AM

Neil Patrick Harris

by Anonymousreply 18May 7, 2022 3:59 AM

[quote] He'd been doing extra and under-5 work

Atmosphere players!

by Anonymousreply 19May 7, 2022 4:02 AM

Jerry Mathers

by Anonymousreply 20May 7, 2022 4:04 AM

Keanu

by Anonymousreply 21May 7, 2022 4:08 AM

Danny Pintauro

by Anonymousreply 22May 7, 2022 4:13 AM

Zac Efron

by Anonymousreply 23May 7, 2022 4:38 AM

r16 Strictly speaking you are probably right.

by Anonymousreply 24May 7, 2022 4:41 AM

Joaquin Phoenix

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by Anonymousreply 25May 7, 2022 5:03 AM
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by Anonymousreply 26May 7, 2022 5:03 AM
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by Anonymousreply 27May 7, 2022 5:03 AM

Ahhhh - Richard Crenna !!!!!

by Anonymousreply 28May 7, 2022 5:07 AM

Kurt Russell

Tim Matheson

by Anonymousreply 29May 7, 2022 5:39 AM

Warren Beatty was never a twink. Never.

by Anonymousreply 30May 7, 2022 5:42 AM

Billy Mumy

by Anonymousreply 31May 7, 2022 5:46 AM

Leo.

by Anonymousreply 32May 7, 2022 6:23 AM

The ageless wig wearer, Miss Tammy Cruise

by Anonymousreply 33May 7, 2022 6:31 AM

Anthony Edwards aka Dr. Greene

by Anonymousreply 34May 7, 2022 6:36 AM

OP, are you talking bout box office clout or prestige?

'Cause Leonardo DiCaprio has definitely always been a much bigger star (box office wise) than Joaquin Phoenix (both former child actors), but I think many would consider Joaquin a much better actor.

by Anonymousreply 35May 7, 2022 6:46 AM

Mickey Rooney

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by Anonymousreply 36May 7, 2022 7:03 AM

John Stamos …. Charlie Sheen

by Anonymousreply 37May 7, 2022 7:23 AM

Justin Timberlake

by Anonymousreply 38May 7, 2022 7:28 AM

Charlie Hunnam went from cute, scrawny twink to bulked-up butch adult roles.

by Anonymousreply 39May 7, 2022 7:29 AM

Jesse Santana was successful in adapting from twink to adult video star.

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by Anonymousreply 40May 7, 2022 7:32 AM

r35 Either or/ a blend of both even.

by Anonymousreply 41May 7, 2022 12:38 PM

R25 Young Joaquin was hot as hell.

by Anonymousreply 42May 7, 2022 9:54 PM

r42 Yup and moreso than I had remembered.

by Anonymousreply 43May 7, 2022 9:57 PM

R43 Is it controversial if I say I think he was hotter than River?

by Anonymousreply 44May 7, 2022 10:03 PM

R44 No!

Joaquin as a priest in QUILLS was sex on a stick!

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by Anonymousreply 45May 7, 2022 10:18 PM
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by Anonymousreply 46May 7, 2022 10:18 PM

r44 No not at all!! You fancy who you fancy !

by Anonymousreply 47May 7, 2022 10:21 PM

One who I remember is Paul Walker. RIP.

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by Anonymousreply 48May 7, 2022 10:46 PM

R30, Warren Beatty was 20 when he played a high school student on Dobie Gillis. Total twink.

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by Anonymousreply 49May 7, 2022 10:48 PM

r49 Agreed definitely a twink and adorable.

by Anonymousreply 50May 7, 2022 10:52 PM

r39 Agreed

by Anonymousreply 51May 8, 2022 3:48 AM

James MacArthur - Swiss Family Robinson & Spencer’s Mountain

by Anonymousreply 52May 8, 2022 5:09 AM

Ryan O’Neal in Peyton Place.

by Anonymousreply 53May 8, 2022 9:09 AM

r53 Just googled young Ryan O'Neal- good shout. 👍

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by Anonymousreply 54May 8, 2022 5:12 PM

Michael B. Jordan, duh

by Anonymousreply 55May 8, 2022 5:40 PM

Jan-Michael Vincent was having a good run until the booze and drugs caught up with him.

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by Anonymousreply 56May 8, 2022 6:51 PM

r56 Very hot back in the day!!

Would people regard Tobey Maguire or Nicholas Hoult as successfully making the journey from actor twink?

by Anonymousreply 57May 8, 2022 7:15 PM

Definitely Nicholas Hoult. And I'd add his "Skins" co-star Dev Patel.

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by Anonymousreply 58May 8, 2022 7:51 PM

Who's the guy on the right at R58?

by Anonymousreply 59May 8, 2022 7:53 PM

Mitch Hewer, who played Maxxie on "Skins."

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by Anonymousreply 60May 8, 2022 8:31 PM

r60 He is beyond dreamy in Skins.

by Anonymousreply 61May 9, 2022 12:29 AM

Thanks, R60.

by Anonymousreply 62May 9, 2022 12:30 AM

Christian Bale. Became a child star because of Empire of the Sun.

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by Anonymousreply 63May 9, 2022 12:49 AM

Michael Nader in the “Gidget” tv show with Sally Field and in the Beach Party Movies.

by Anonymousreply 64May 10, 2022 5:21 AM

Ryan Gosling

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by Anonymousreply 65May 10, 2022 6:21 AM

Ryan Reynolds

by Anonymousreply 66May 10, 2022 6:54 AM

r65 Gosh Ryan Gosling was only around 12 here!

by Anonymousreply 67May 12, 2022 3:04 AM

[quote] Ryan Gosling was only around 12 here!

Intriguing. Tell me more.

by Anonymousreply 68May 12, 2022 3:08 AM

Patrick Dempsey

by Anonymousreply 69May 12, 2022 6:47 AM

Rob Pattinson's in a middle phase but on his way there. Twilight to serious dramatic stuff like, Lighthouse, Tenet, now Batman.

by Anonymousreply 70May 12, 2022 6:53 AM

Rob Lowe? I feel like he spent years having to play shitty movies until he went to TV and basically learned to make fun of himself. I wouldn’t say he transitioned properly.

It’s kind of like how Alec Baldwin went from dashing leading man to fat comedian later in his career.

Lowe had to compromise himself as a leading man to keep his career so I don’t see the transition.

by Anonymousreply 71May 12, 2022 6:56 AM

10 years ago, Tom Holland was just a child.

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by Anonymousreply 72May 13, 2022 5:29 AM

r71 What would you say was Rob Lowes' shittiest ' or worst movie role?

by Anonymousreply 73May 20, 2022 7:51 PM

Judy Garland

by Anonymousreply 74May 20, 2022 7:54 PM

Johnny Depp - he had a good run until the last decade.

by Anonymousreply 75May 20, 2022 8:15 PM

I think Joaquin Phoenix was at his twinkiest in TO DIE FOR.

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by Anonymousreply 76May 20, 2022 8:21 PM

Yes. DiCaprio is the most successful in film history, probably, as far as never losing stride, keeping producers and audiences interested, and generally plugging forward.

Many others here weren't quite as twinkish when they started or simply didn't have adult careers equal to their adult careers.

Mickey Rooney, Jackie Cooper, Jackie Coogan - all examples of how hard it is. Of course Rooney was cursed by his height.

by Anonymousreply 77May 20, 2022 8:25 PM

Warren Beatty had success almost equal to Leo, but there were more leading men stars (Jack, Redford, Newman, Hoffman, Pacino) back then compared to the 21st century. Warren always had work and directed as well. And like Leo, Warren always dated the most beautiful women😉

by Anonymousreply 78May 20, 2022 10:36 PM

R72 Tom Holland's teeth in that photo reminds me of when the Griffins on FAMILY GUY were turned British in one episode and given jacked up teeth.

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by Anonymousreply 79May 20, 2022 10:43 PM

Good call on Christian Bale. He gave one if the all-time great child performances in Empire Of The Sun. And then he went from twink to hunk practically overnight.

I never get tired of that video at r65. Gosling must die of embarrassment every time he thinks of it.

by Anonymousreply 80May 20, 2022 10:44 PM

[quote] He gave one if the all-time great child performances in Empire Of The Sun. And then he went from twink to hunk practically overnight.

And as result lost any hint of attractiveness.

by Anonymousreply 81May 20, 2022 10:48 PM
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by Anonymousreply 86May 21, 2022 6:15 PM

Even though Warren Beatty started acting young, he never looked like a twink to me. He was born looking 25.

by Anonymousreply 87May 21, 2022 6:23 PM

r85 I had forgotten or overlooked Christian Bales twink years.

by Anonymousreply 88May 30, 2022 12:55 AM

Robert Downey Jr.?

Agree with Depp - until the mask slipped.

Here they are together...

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by Anonymousreply 89May 30, 2022 1:09 AM

r89 Robert really was delicious looking wasnt he?!

by Anonymousreply 90May 30, 2022 1:43 AM

Don Johnson

by Anonymousreply 91May 30, 2022 1:49 AM

R90, he ain't too shabby now.

It's those eyes.

But yes, as a young man he was almost supernaturally beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 92May 30, 2022 4:34 AM

Kyle MacLaughlin?

The only actor who could give RDJ a serious run for the money in the fairy-tale changeling prince demolition derby sweepstakes,

by Anonymousreply 93May 30, 2022 5:09 AM

Kyle Chandler!

by Anonymousreply 94May 30, 2022 5:23 AM

The photos posted in R89...

The difference between fey and feral.

by Anonymousreply 95May 30, 2022 5:32 AM

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

by Anonymousreply 96May 30, 2022 5:39 AM

Everyone in Hollywood was considered a twink at one point

by Anonymousreply 97May 30, 2022 5:39 AM

I was born old.

by Anonymousreply 98May 30, 2022 5:48 AM

r97 Even Bruce Willis?

by Anonymousreply 99June 8, 2022 5:48 PM

No mention of George Clooney who was on The Facts of Life and appeared on the Golden Girls when he was young and twinkish.

by Anonymousreply 100June 8, 2022 5:59 PM

I just found out today on DL you're not supposed to say "twink" anymore. *rolls eyes* Whatever, but I do see everyone has a different definition of what a twink is. George Clooney?

by Anonymousreply 101June 8, 2022 7:32 PM

R101 in the 80s yes

by Anonymousreply 102June 9, 2022 5:30 AM

Joey Lawrence 🤩👅💖

by Anonymousreply 103June 23, 2022 3:55 AM

[quote] Joey Lawrence 🤩👅💖

Bankruptcy court would disagree.

by Anonymousreply 104June 23, 2022 3:57 AM
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