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How ‘Memento’ Is Still The Greatest Film About Self-Delusion By Christopher Nolan

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“I have to believe my actions still have meaning even if I don’t remember them.”

One of my pet peeves in the movie industry is the moment everyone dubs the plot of Christopher Nolan’s Memento “a gimmick.” Gimmicks are hooks that have no purpose. It grabs your notice yet, by definition, offers no reward. It might have been a gimmick if Nolan had Guy Pearce wear a chicken outfit the whole time and never clarified why. Memento‘s effectiveness comes from its reverse chronology since it is the only method to bring the audience in the thoughts of its brain-damaged main character Leonard Shelby. The reverse chronology does draw you into Leonard’s realm, where we witness consequence without root and can only see the strength of causality as we travel farther back in time, just like how Burt (Mark Boone Junior) remarks in one of the movie’s more meta moments. Due to Nolan’s masterful ability to beautifully intersect time, identity, and memory into his best work, Memento‘s distinctive structure gives the film a hook and its strength.

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The narrative centers on Shelby, whose amnestic syndrom results from a break-in at his home, which also led to the sexual assault and killing of his spouse. From the time of the incident, Leonard has been pursuing the perpetrator, but his pursuit is hampered by the inability to form new remembrance. Leonard then persuades himself that he can be properly disciplined to exact revenge through conditioning. However, as the plot develops, it becomes clear that Leonard is actually running after his own ghost rather than the real criminal. He has been deliberately constructing a puzzle that he might not ever unravel since he has already done it, but he let it slip that he has already avenged himself. What’s worse is that everyone he comes in contact with uses him, from Mark Boone Junior’s Burt – the clerk at the inn’s front desk, to Carrie-Anne Moss’s Natalie, the vengeful bar waitress, as well as Joe Pantoliano’s Teddy, the crooked police officer. Leonard holds onto the illusion of control he thinks he has, but it’s only a delusion. He views his tattoos and Polaroids as irrefutable proof, although they are just as subject to error as his recollection. In the final moments of the movie, before forgetting everything one more time, Leonard finds out that his spouse didn’t die after the attack, but killed herself by allowing him to overdose her with insulin injection.

The character of Leonard Shelby, a guy assuming he’s able to control only to discover that his authority was delusive, recurs in Nolan’s filmography, but it works especially effectively in Memento due to the way Nolan is able to subvert noir genre preconceptions. Leonard is our investigator, and even though he has a disabling condition, he should still be capable of resolving the case. However, as the movie progresses, it becomes clear that Leonard isn’t seeking justice or even retribution; rather, he is holding onto the remnants of an identity. He has trained himself to avoid cracking the case and instead to recreate a replica of his previous existence as an insurance investigator (yet another reason he can’t restrain himself from mentioning Stephen Tobolowsky’s Sammy Jankis). Leonard has created a complex hoax that enables him to maintain his identity and live out the same illusion of being able to solve a mystery. Leonard is the one who is lied to by everyone.

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The fact that Memento understands we all deceive ourselves lends the tale its power. Simply said, Nolan found a way to make the act of lying one of the movie’s main factors. Leonard isn’t inflating his ego or his accomplishment in his own eyes. His brain impairment permits him to continue perpetuating this mythology despite the fact that he is deluding himself on his own identity. Only when we think back to the opening scene do we realize Leonard has a fresh chance to end the cycle. Perhaps Leonard will whisper to himself the truth if Teddy is no longer there to use Leonard as a tool and there is a fresh photograph documenting Teddy’s death. Maybe it will stop the cycle, but before we arrive at that conclusion (which occurs right away), we need to realize the movie’s central theme, which we may only do once we know the reason Leonard murdered Teddy from the beginning.

Leonard aspires to believe that his acts have purpose, just like everyone else. Although he asserts that “The world doesn’t just disappear when you close your eyes,” he has really grown somewhat detached from it since causation has been disrupted in his thinking. The film Memento is a potent tale about the force of identity and the way it is capable of surviving amnesia. Even though Leonard is certain about his identity, it’s not until the conclusion that Teddy informs him, “That’s who you were.” Leonard is unable to acknowledge that, in the absence of his revenge and the need to resolve a puzzle, he is merely a man with brain injury who likely has no position in society. Instead of remembering the events that occurred to his own wife who committed suicide, he fabricated  a consoling story about Sammy Jankis.

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It’s great how all of this is assembled within a neo-noir framework, and viewing Memento is like witnessing a house of cards that, you know, may fall at any second. However, Nolan and editor Dody Dorn are experts at knowing precisely where to cut the action and how to flawlessly assemble the story so that the viewer is never disoriented. Nolan isn’t aiming to alienate his viewers with Dunkirk, Inception, or any other of his films that manipulate time, including Following. This is not Primer, in which you can just surrender yourself and go along for the ride. In order to make sure that you understand that you are seeing Leonard in a narrative that is distinct from the reverse-narrative, which goes on till both storylines converge at the movie’s finale, Nolan comes to the point of having his prologue be in black and white.

The control over time contrasts neatly with Leonard’s delusion of control over his own story. Nolan movies are preoccupied with the idea of control. The degree to which Nolan and his main character exercise control over the force of narrative is where they mesh. The idea of storytelling and how the ability to create is intrinsically related to destruction intrigue Nolan. Since his creation depends on a lie, Leonard has developed a totally new self that is predicated on destruction, leading him to become nothing better than Teddy’s assassin. Leonard has given his own identity a cozy deception, and like The Young Man from Following, Robert Angier from The Prestige, or Mal from Inception, that deception has demonstrated to be his demise until he eventually resolves to seek something that is right all along, he’s been manipulated by Teddy, and so his manipulators must be thwarted.

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Leonard Shelby’s self-deception, regardless of his particular situation, is universal, as shown in the cautionary story of Memento. Nolan isn’t against the idea of a deception; after all, he tells stories. But he finds the execution of lying to be fascinating. To the director, lies are just tools, and they can occasionally be employed for good, as the magic tricks in The Prestige, or the mind heist in Inception.

The claim that Teddy was accountable for the assault and death of Leonard’s spouse is shown to be a new deception in Memento, but like all great art, it is a deception that speaks the truth. Teddy might not have caused Leonard’s illness, but he is, to some extent, to blame for Leonard’s plight because of his manipulation of Leonard as a tool. Teddy informs Leonard, “You don’t want the truth. You make up your own truth.” The truth Leonard ultimately chooses to believe in is that Teddy has to be stopped, and the reason for this is irrelevant since Leonard won’t ever recall the causes. Leonard assures himself he’s not a murderer, weaving a web of good motivations around his lies. But even if he cannot recall his deeds, they nevertheless have significance.

Christopher Nolan created a film where the lie itself served as the lead through clever character development and planning. The main paradox of Leonard Shelby is that, while having truth-seeking intentions, he only ever consumes lies rather than everything else. The reality can be so painful that he even trains himself to succumb to more lies. “You lie to yourself to be happy… We all do it!” Teddy shouts to him. But to paraphrase a later Nolan movie, “Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people need something more. Sometimes they need their faith rewarded.” Leonard Shelby finally discovers that he must continue to think that his activities still have purpose. The reality he needs isn’t that he’s turning himself into a vindictive being. Before the opening credits roll, we’ll find out if his falsehood causes him to discover a more beneficial truth.

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Larry is a contributing writer for KITE MEDIA. Larry is a New York-based author and has written for publications such as Aubtu Today, Digital Trends, Magazine, and many other media outlets.

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Top 15 Pixar Movies Everyone Should Add To Their Must-Watch List

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After all, everyone has to grow up, but that doesn’t mean only kids can enjoy the best Pixar movies. For more than two decades, Pixar Animation Studio has produced delightful romps that cater to audiences of all ages. Appealing to both children and adults alike, Pixar’s best films manage to couple lighthearted humor and kooky characters with meaningful messages about family, love, and life. That’s the magic of these family-friendly films: The best Pixar movies, like The Incredibles, Up, or Luca, will always entertain no matter who’s on the guest list for movie night.

However, with countless original stories, unforgettable characters, unique settings, and complex emotions, choosing the best movies is almost impossible. Obviously, I’ve done it anyway. Here is a list of the top Pixar films from which you can pick. These films all have special, lovely stories that are sure to capture your heart and make you feel interested!

#1 Brave (2012)

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When Brave debuted in theaters in 2012, it became an amazing hit. Who, after all, could turn down a Scottish adventure with a princess who is a tomboy and a queen who can change into a bear? Brave checks all the Pixar boxes—and then some—with galloping horses, flying arrows, ancient magic, and a strong undercurrent of mother-daughter love. Additionally, you get to appreciate Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, and Billy Connolly’s extremely stern accents.

#2 Finding Dory (2016)

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This sequel traces the adventures of Dory, who sets off to look for her long-lost parents. She had a flashback that shows she was also separated from her family after living on the reef alongside Nemo and Marlin. The three of them try to swim to her parents in California since she can’t forget what she witnessed. On their exciting journey, they see sea lions, sharks, and sea turtles.

#3 Onward (2020)

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In the fictional country of Onward from Pixar in 2020, mythological animals have random lives after forgetting their charmed magic powers. Dragons, centaurs, and unicorns all work in offices, keep lawns, and send their children to school. However, things take a magical turn when a young elf embarks on a mission to reconcile with and temporarily bring back his deceased father. This film, which stars Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Pratt, and Octavia Spencer, is a mix of a heartwarming family story and a comic road trip.

#4 Soul (2020)

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Soul serves as a reminder of what it actually means to be human, much like the finest Pixar films. The story of Joe (Jamie Foxx), a struggling musician who falls down a manhole and finds himself, or at least his soul, in the Great Before, the realm where new souls are connected to their predestined bodies, is told in this endearing film that won the Best Animated Feature Oscar. He meets 22 (Tina Fey) here and ultimately discovers a valuable lesson about the meaning of life.

#5 The Incredibles (2004)

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Well, The Incredibles is just that—incredible. The plot focuses on a family of superheroes, each of whom have a special ability, as they work to stop a villain’s cunning scheme. This genre-busting movie, which incorporates aspects of a traditional spy thriller, a comedy about a family road trip, and a hero’s epic, is sure to be enjoyable for the whole family. Additionally, it features the iconic Edna Mode, a feisty, bespectacled supersuit fashion designer with a flair for the theatrical, voiced by director Brad Bird.

#6 Up (2009)

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In the animated film Up, a lonely widower played by Ed Asner launches a long overdue journey with the help of a juvenile stowaway. Even the coldest heart will thaw out by the conclusion of this charming Pixar film, which stars the titular character.

#7 Inside Out (2015)

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In Inside Out, Pixar shows us how adolescence can be a confusing, emotional time by taking us inside the brain of the 11-year-old Riley. There, we meet her bickering emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader). They work together to keep Riley content, but as her parents relocate her across the nation, they find it more and harder to do so.

#8 Ratatouille (2007)

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Remy the rat attempts to fit in in the charming Ratatouille. His sophisticated taste brings him to a Parisian restaurant, where he finds up controlling the unfortunate young sous chef Linguini. The movie’s main theme is that “anyone can cook,” which is a strong statement that, in some ways,  can resonate with all of us.

#9 Coco (2017)

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The movie centers on Miguel, a young Mexican child who accidentally enters the Land of the Dead. He makes new family ties there and sets out on an epic mission to get back to the Land of the Living before becoming imprisoned in the afterlife for all time. Miguel finally comes to grips with the past after solving an ancient family secret, providing comfort to his surviving relatives. It’s a heartwarming story that’s full of color, melody, and—you might be startled to learn—life.

#10 The movie centers on Miguel, a young Mexican child who accidentally enters the Land of the Dead. He makes new family ties there and sets out on an epic mission to get back to the Land of the Living before becoming imprisoned in the afterlife for all time. Miguel finally comes to grips with the past after solving an ancient family secret, providing comfort to his surviving relatives. It’s a heartwarming story that’s full of color, melody, and—you might be startled to learn—life.

#10 Incredibles 2 (2018)

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Incredibles 2 isn’t far behind The Incredibles, one of the greatest Pixar films ever made. We return with our favorite superhero family for another exhilarating journey in this stunning sequel, but this time Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) takes the wheel while Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) plays stay-at-home dad. In addition, we get to meet a brand-new cast of heroes and antagonists.

#11 Wall-E (2008)

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This heartwarming story follows a surprisingly cute robot that has been given the job of cleaning up planet Earth in the future, after humans have devastated it and left it covered in mile-deep mounds of garbage. But don’t panic, not all is hopeless. WALL-E discovers a little plant, but he also discovers a ray of hope for the future of humanity.

#12 A Bug’s Life (1998)

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A Bug’s Life is renowned for competing with the similarly themed Antz at the 1998 box office, but has perhaps aged better as a result of being a member of Pixar’s famous catalog. The plot involves the misfit ant Flik recruiting a circus troop of insects to battle greedy grasshoppers, and it helped Pixar perfect its method of uncovering the inner lives of animals and commonplace objects.

#13 Toy Story (1995)

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Toy Story, arguably the most well-known Pixar film of all time, is a timeless masterpiece. The movie appears to be a straightforward, imaginative story about toys that come to life when their owners’ kids aren’t looking. On a deeper level, though, Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the group serve as a reminder of the value of friendship, the strength of creativity, and the bittersweet aspect of growing up.

#14 Cars (2006)

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Cars, one of Pixar’s most popular series, stars Owen Wilson as an anthropomorphic automobile competing for the Piston Cup. According to the Pixar Theory, this movie takes place after humanity have abandoned a polluted Earth, which is significant to the narrative of the next movie on this list.

#15 Luca (2021)

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This very recent Pixar movie is an interesting watch that gained instant recognition for its groundbreaking animation. The tale follows two sea monsters who try to blend in with the human world. A must-watch to make your day.

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15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990s

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Kids from the 1990s were once into cartoons. The 90s decade of the previous century was an epoch for every animation adorer. Back then, people in the industry got more help from computers to make characters’ designs and movements, and scenarios look smoother and more realistic. Additionally, the domain of content was still full of potential. Henceforth, plenty of animated flicks created in this era were memorable and favored dreadfully.

Disney remained in its top position in the industry with its adaptions from fairy tales, while PIXAR introduced the first 3D animated movie ever, Toy Story. They both achieved enormous success. Their flicks are still iconic at this present. Besides those two big guys in the house, several companies and studios marked their names in the hall of reputation, such as Nickelodeon, Ghibli, and Dreamworks.

We have rounded fifteen animated features from the 1990s that were not made by Disney and PIXAR and still were the essence of the decade. Be sure to check them out!

#1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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In this stop-motion, animated musical dark fantasy film, Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

#2. The Iron Giant

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A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. Though this movie failed at the box office, it is an iconic flick and is adored by numerous child audiences.

#3. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest

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The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

#4. The Prince Of Egypt

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Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. The soundtracks in this movie were incredibly touching.

#5. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

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Fievel’s family decides to move out to the West, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth-talking cat.

#6. The Swan Princess

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A power-hungry sorcerer curses a princess to live as a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love. Due to struggling competition with a re-release of The Lion King (1994), it became a box office bomb. The film would later become popular through home video releases.

#7. The Rugrats Movie

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The baby gets lost in the forest after Tommy Pickles gets a new baby brother. It was the first film to be based on a Nickelodeon cartoon.

#8. Balto

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An outcast Husky risks his life with other sled dogs to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska. This movie was a box office bomb too, due to the release of Toy Story. Its subsequent sales on home video, however, saved the film and led to a couple of sequels.

#9. All Dogs Go To Heaven 2

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It is a sequel to Goldcrest Films’ animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989). Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel’s Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.

#10. We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story

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A time-traveling scientist goes back to prehistoric times and feeds dinosaurs a magic cereal that increases their intelligence – next they land in modern New York City for a series of comic adventures.

#11. Thumbelina

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This retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tale has the digit-sized heroine evading the clutches of various toads, moles, and beetles before she can proceed with her courtship with her dream lover, Prince Cornelius.

#12. An All Dogs Christmas Carol

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Three canines itch and scratch their way through everything and anything in an effort to save Christmas from an evil spirit (Carface) who wants to use dogs from all over the world to ruin Christmas.

#13. Porco Rosso

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In 1930, an Italian World War I ex-fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing “air pirates” in the Adriatic Sea. However, an unusual curse has transformed him into an anthropomorphic pig.

#14. Princess Mononoke

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On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest, he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

#15. Pokémon: The First Movie

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Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but he is bitter about his purpose in life and kills his masters. In order to become the greatest he throws open a challenge to the world to battle him and his Pokémon.

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Netflix’s Wednesday Series Pumps Another 80s Classic “Goo Goo Muck” of The Cramps To The Top Chart

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After Netflix’s number one series “Stranger Things” breathed a new breeze to Kate Bush’s 80s classic “Running Up That Hill” this May 2022 and elevated it to the most streamed song both in the US and globally, its recently popular series Wednesday, a spin-off directed by Tim Burton from The Adams Family, brings back another 80s classic: “Goo Goo Muck” of The Cramps.

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In episode four of the series, titled “Woe What A Night”, Wednesday attends Nevermore Academy’s annual Rave’N dance and performs a series of ghoulish moves to the sound of The Cramps’ “Goo Goo Muck”. The scene goes viral and puts the 80s song back on the chart.

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The Cramps song sat on 2,500 daily on-demand streams in the US (per Billboard) on November 23 – Wednesday’s premiere. Following its use in the hit Netflix series Wednesday, “Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps has enjoyed a 50-fold streaming surge in the US. The song had reached 134,000 daily US streams by November 28 (five days after the inclusion). Currently, it has amassed close to 10 million streams on Spotify.

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Netflix initially licensed “Goo Goo Muck” for use on Wednesday for an amount that Jim Shaw, the owner of the publishing rights to the track, said was “an average payment for TV use”. Shaw also commented that the song’s resurgence was “a really amazing, fun little bonanza”. “Goo Goo Muck” was also featured on the soundtrack of the 1986 film Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

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Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday, revealed that she choreographed and improvised the dance herself, though she was not an expert dancer or choreographer. Therefore, she actually felt really insecure about it. Several eagle-eyed viewers have since noticed that her choreography included a subtle tribute to the original 1960s series and that Ortega threw a move that was an homage to John Astin Gomez (the actor playing Gomez Addam in The Addams Family).

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Another user on Twitter spotted that Ortega also mimicked the original moves of her character in the same 1960s scene. Fans are happy to see 2022 TV Wednesday doing the original TV Wednesday’s dance. Last week, Wednesday surpassed Stranger Things 4 as the Netflix title with the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language series.

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Let’s See How 11 Child Stars From ‘90s And ‘00s Movies Grow After Their Legendary Roles

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Do you remember your favorite child actors in movies from the 1990s to the mid-2000s? These talented kids have all grown-ups now, but not many can keep up their good work as actors. That being said, even when they are drifting away, their iconic roles will never fade on the silver screen and their fans’ memories.

Let’s see how 11 famous child stars have changed from their iconic characters!

#1 Macaulay Culkin As Kevin Mccallister In Home Alone (1990)

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When Christmas is on the way, the Home Alone franchise would be back on the screen. Macaulay Culkin, who played the main character Kevin McCallister, also appeared in the comedy-drama My Girl (1991). After retiring from acting in 1994, he still participated in many projects. Now he is the CEO of Bunny Ears, a satirical pop culture website, and podcast.

#2 Christina Ricci As Wednesday Addams In The Addams Family (1991)

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Christina Ricci’s performance in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel made her name famous. She seemed perfectly suitable for gloomy but loveable characters on the screen. Christina went on with more movies, including Sleepy Hollow (1999). She has earned multiple awards as a child actress and also lent her voice to several animated characters.

#3 Mara Wilson As Matilda Wormwood In Matilda (1996)

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Do you remember the clever and cute Matilda? Mara Wilson, who featured this genius character, sadly retired from acting in 2000. After graduation, she made a slow comeback with several voicing projects.

#4 Lindsay Lohan As Annie And Hallie In The Parent Trap (1998)

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Lindsay Lohan was best known for the separated twins Annie and Hallie in The Parent Trap (1998). Though her brilliant performance in the movie opened a window of opportunity on the silver screen, the actress didn’t succeed in more mature roles. She also struggled with health problems, but she has made a steady return lately.

#5 Mackenzie Foy As Renesmee In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (2011-2012)

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Mackenzie Foy starred as the daughter of the main couple in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and Part 2 (2011-2012). She went on with a steady stream of roles after the film, with Clara Stahlbaum in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) being the most significant one.

#6 Edward Furlong As John Connor In Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

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Edward Furlong featured the world-saving teen John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). He continued with several appearances in other films and shows and even released a musical album in Japan. Sadly, the star struggled with the law for the allegation of substance abuse.

#7 Neil Patrick Harris As Dr. Douglas “Doogie” Howser In Doogie Howser, M.d. (1989–1993)

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Neil Patrick Harris featured Dr. Douglas “Doogie” Howser in Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993). This iconic role won him a Golden Globe nomination and gave him a chance to be in the main cast of the fabulous sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014). He even tried Broadway plays and musicals. Furthermore, the talented actor released his first novel in 2017 and a single-player board game named Box One in 2020.

#8 Georgie Henley As Lucy Pevensie In The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005)

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Georgie Henley was only known for her role as Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and its sequels. Recently, she also participated in the movie The Spanish Princess.

#9 Daryl Sabara As Juni Cortez In Spy Kids (2001)

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Juni Cortez in Spy Kids (2001) is the most iconic character of Daryl Sabara. After the movie, he appeared in many films, TV programs, and even plays. In addition, he lent his voice to some animated projects.

#10 Anna Chlumsky As Vada Sultenfus In My Girl (1991)

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Anna Chlumsky was famous for her role as Vada Sultenfus in My Girl (1991) and its sequel. After finishing university, she came back with the role of Amy Brookheimer in Veep (2012-2019).

#11 Alexa Penavega As Carmen Cortez In Spy Kids (2001)

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Alexa PenaVega portrayed Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids (2001) and its sequels. Though she continued acting after the flick, her role in Spy Kids still remained the most notable so far.

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Let’s Discover 15 Amazing Facts About Disney’s Frozen

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Frozen, Disney’s production released nearly a decade ago, never loses its heat until now. It has become a box office hit at sixth place among the highest-grossing movies of all time. Even the movie song “Let It Go” is a notable success when it remains on repeat for a long time.

It’s already winter at the moment, the season reminding us of the freezing vibe in Frozen. You’ve probably rewatched this stunning movie several times but may miss some of the most fantastic things about it. Let’s figure them out with us now!

#1 There Are Two Guest Appearances

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Do you notice the guests attending Elsa’s coronation? They were cameos, obviously, but there was a surprise if you paid more attention to them. The fact is, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, the famous couple from Tangled were invited to the ceremony.

#2 Queen Elsa Was Supposed To Be A Villain

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Can you imagine Frozen with a bad Queen Elsa? It would be what we saw on the screen if the producer didn’t change the story.

#3 Anna Is The Only Disney Princess To Do This …

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In Frozen, Anna performed a duet with Hans, a villain character. A fun fact is that she is the only princess to do that in all Disney movies!

#4 Sven Was Modeled After A Dog

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Executive Producer John Lasseter owned a pup, and it surprisingly played a huge role in the movie. The funny reindeer, Sven, was actually modeled after the dog’s behaviors. Though a real reindeer was brought in, he did nothing but stand there.

#5 Idina Menzel’s Rapunzel Audition Tape Got Her The Role Of Elsa

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Elsa in Frozen has become the iconic role of Idina Menzel. Actually, she wished to lend her voice to Rapunzel in Tangled at first, but her audition tape for that role brought her to Elsa.

#6 Frozen Made Golden Globe History

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Frozen has earned many accolades since it was released in 2013. One of them is the first full-length Disney (non-Pixar) movie to win Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.

#7 The Crew Toured Norway

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Do you know that the gorgeous kingdom of Arrendelle was inspired form a real country? It’s Norway! Indeed, the filmmakers had a chance to tour Norway before designing the on-screen kingdom. It must be a dream come true for many!

#8 The Actors’ Faces Inspired The Animators

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The incredibly creative animators still need inspiration most of the time. It turned out that the voice actors performing their lines were good sources of reference for the characters’ faces in Frozen.

#9 You May Recognize Composer Christophe Beck’s Other Work

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Christophe Beck, the film’s composer, is also known for many movie songs, including Bring it On, Just Married, Hot Tub Time Machine, Date Night, and The Hangover Part 2.

#10 Frozen Has Made Over $1.07 Billion

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Frozen has beaten out Toy Story 3 as the highest-grossing animated film in history with over $1.07 billion at the box office.

#11 Elsa Is The Only Disney Princess Who Isn’t A Teenager

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All Disney princesses are teenagers, except only one. As you may guess, it’s Queen Elsa in Frozen. Jennifer Lee, the movie’s director, revealed that Elsa was 21 while Anna is 18.

#12 The Movie Is Based Off This Story …

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Do you know that Frozen has a different original title? The movie was based on a Hans Christian Anderson story named The Snow Queen, so they planned to keep the name before changing it to Frozen.

#13 The Co-Director & Writer Also Wrote Wreck-It-Ralph

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Jennifer Lee is best known as the co-director and writer of Frozen. Another screenplay written by this talented woman is Wreck-It Ralph, and you should definitely add it to your movie list!

#14 Jennifer Lee Also Made History

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The hit’s director, Jennifer Lee, also writes her name on history as the first female to direct a full-length Disney animated feature film. After Linda Woolverton, who wrote Beauty and The Beast in 1991, Lee is the second woman to solely write the screenplay for a Disney movie.

#15 This Was Kristen Bell’s Dream Job

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Kristen Bell, who gave her voice to Anna, has always dreamt to voice a Disney princess. She loved The Little Mermaid and used to record herself singing all the songs. It’s glad to see her dream finally comes true!

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