Actors Then and Now
Tom HanksTom Hanks' hairstyle in this photo from his junior year should be cast away to a deserted island! While one side of his wavy side-part seems to be cooperating, the other side is ready to take flight! Now, as one of Hollywood's most-loved leading men, we think Hanks' more conservatively trimmed cut is much more appropriate for a two-time Oscar winner.
Ralphie Parker, played by Peter Billingsley, had just one Christmas wish as a nine-year-old in the 1940s: an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and 'this thing which tells time". Now, Billingsley works behind the camera as a producer for films like 'Iron Man' and 'Four Christmases,' in which he also had small on-screen roles.
"When I started getting dark under [my eyes] and little lines here, here, here...I went, "Yes! I'm starting to get character!...I got what I wanted! And I just thought it was incredibly ironic that the time it took me to look how I wanted to look, that within that time society had become so obsessed with plastic surgery and...erasing individuality...and Botox and all this shit had become kind of matter-of-fact. I think it's utter. Fucking. Bullshit. You look how you look. And you look great!"