These 35 Famous People Have Been Going To The Oscars For Over A Decade, So Here Are Some Then Vs. Nows

by Ricardo Johnson

Decades later and they're still thriving.

1. Here's Samuel L. Jackson in 1995, when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Pulp Fiction:

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And here's Samuel in 2022, when he won the Academy Honorary Award for extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement:

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2. Here's Marlee Matlin in 1987, when she won Best Actress for her performance in Children of a Lesser God:

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And here's Marlee in 2022, when her movie CODA won for Best Picture:

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3. Here's Jamie Lee Curtis in 1980, when she attended as a presenter:

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And here's Jamie in 2022, when she attended again as a presenter:

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4. Here's Anthony Hopkins in 1976, when he attended as a presenter:

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And here's Anthony in 2022, when he attended again as a presenter:

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5. Here's Kirsten Dunst in 2002, when she attended as a presenter:

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And here's Kirsten Dunst in 2022, when she was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in The Power of the Dog:

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6. Here's Nicole Kidman in 1991, when she attended as a guest:

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And here's Nicole in 2022, when she was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Being the Ricardos:

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7. Here's Steven Spielberg in 1980, when he attended as a presenter:

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And here's Steven in 2022, when he was nominated for Best Director and Best Picture for West Side Story:

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8. Here's Rita Moreno in 1962 when she won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in West Side Story (1961):

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And here's Rita in 2022, when her movie West Side Story (2021) was nominated for Best Picture:

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9. Here's Jennifer Garner in 2003, when she attended as a presenter:

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And here's Jennifer in 2022, when she attended again as a presenter:

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10. Here's Javier Bardem in 2001, when he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Before Night Falls:

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And here's Javier in 2022, when he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Being the Ricardos:

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11. Here's Jessica Chastain in 2012, when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Help:

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And here's Jessica in 2022, when she won Best Actress for her performance in The Eyes of Tammy Faye:

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12. Here's Andrew Garfield in 2011, when his movie The Social Network was nominated for Best Picture:

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And here's Andrew in 2022, when he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Tick, Tick... Boom!:

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13. Here's Bradley Cooper in 2010, when he attended as a presenter:

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And here's Bradley in 2022, when his movie Nightmare Alley was nominated for Best Picture:

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14. Here's Woody Harrelson in 1997, when he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in The People vs. Larry Flynt:

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And here's Woody in 2022, when he attended as a presenter:

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15. Here's Uma Thurman in 1995, when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Pulp Fiction:

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And here's Uma in 2022, when she attended as a presenter:

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16. Here's Penélope Cruz in 2000, when she attended as a presenter:

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Here's Penélope in 2022, when she was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Parallel Mothers:

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17. Here's Denzel Washington in 1990, when he won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Glory:

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And here's Denzel in 2022, when he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in The Tragedy of Macbeth:

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18. Here's Chris Rock in 2005, when he hosted the ceremony:

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And here's Chris in 2022, when he attended as a presenter:

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19. Here's John Travolta in 1978, when he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Saturday Night Fever:

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And here's John in 2022, when he attended as a presenter:

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20. Here's Bill Murray in 2004, when he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Lost in Translation:

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And here's Bill in 2022, when he attended as a presenter:

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21. Here's Kevin Costner in 1988, when he attended as a presenter:

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And here's Kevin in 2022, when he attended again as a presenter:

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22. Here's Judi Dench in 1999 when she won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Shakespeare in Love:

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And here's Judi in 2022, when she was nominated again for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Belfast:

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23. Here's Kristen Stewart in 2010, when she attended as a presenter:

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And here's Kristen Stewart in 2022, when she was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Spencer:

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24. Here's Zoë Kravitz in 2010, when she attended with her dad Lenny Kravitz:

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And here's Zoë in 2022, when she attended as a presenter:

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25. Here's Rosie Perez in 1994, when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless:

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And here's Rosie in 2022, when she attended as a presenter:

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26. Here's John Leguizamo in 2001, when he attended as a guest:

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And here's John in 2022, when he attended as a presenter and his movie Encanto won Best Animated Feature:

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27. Here's Mila Kunis in 2011, when she attended as a presenter:

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And here's Mila in 2022, when she attended as a presenter:

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28. Here's Diddy in 2005, when he attended as a presenter:

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And here's Diddy in 2022, when he attended again as a presenter:

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29. Here's Maya Rudolph in 2012, when she attended as a presenter:

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And here's Maya in 2022, when she attended with her husband Paul Thomas Anderson whose movie Licorice Pizza was nominated for Best Picture:

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30. Here's Kenneth Branagh in 1990, when he was nominated for Best Director and Best Actor for his performance in Henry V:

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And here's Kenneth in 2022, when he won Best Original Screenplay for Belfast:

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31. Here's Tyler Perry in 2010, when he attended as a presenter:

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And here's Tyler in 2022, when he attended again as a presenter:

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32. Here's Wesley Snipes in 2008, when he attended as a guest:

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And here's Wesley in 2022, when he attended as a presenter:

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33. Here's Josh Brolin in 2003, when he attended as a guest:

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And here's Josh in 2022, when he attended as a presenter:

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34. Here's Jake Gyllenhaal in 2005, when he attended as a presenter:

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And here's Jake in 2022, when he attended again as a presenter:

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35. Here's Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997, when Will attended as a presenter:

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And finally, here's Will and Jada in 2022, when Will won Best Actor for his performance in King Richard:

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