Here are 15 Actors That You Wouldn’t Even Recognize Anymore.
#1. Val Kilmer
Who the hell knows what’s going on with Val Kilmer these days? First, Michael Douglas came out and spoke about Kilmer, saying, “Val was a wonderful guy who is dealing with exactly what I had, and things don’t look too good for him.” The “what I had” was meant to be throat cancer, which Kilmer claims is not true. In response, he wrote, “Thank you all for your love and support. There’s a rumor I’m unwell again and in hospital which is totally untrue. I was in to verify I have no tumor or infection of any kind which was verified by the very caring experts at UCLA. Friends have assisted who know my spiritual convictions and have been most sensitive and kind for the extra effort in making sure there’s minimum gossip and silly talk.” So, we don’t know if Kilmer is sick or not, but we do know that he looks much different, much thinner and a little more puffy facey. Sick or not, we wish him the best of health.
#2. Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger took a lot of abuse when she first revealed her new look in 2014. While most speculate that plastic surgery is the cause of the change, Zellweger has used the conversation as an opportunity to discuss why there is always a focus on the female image in Hollywood. She also suggested that the physical change in her looks is because of her emotional change. “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows,” Zellweger said. “My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad decisions about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.” This is all pretty basic deflection, but maybe she’s right. Maybe we shouldn’t be talking about how plastic surgery has made her look completely different from what she used to look like.
#3. Lil’ Kim
We aren’t doctors, so we won’t try and put a name-tag on someone’s issues, if you can even call it an issue, but people everywhere have been discussing the dramatic physical transformation of rapper and actress Lil’ Kim. From people saying that she’s addicted to plastic surgery and/or skin bleaching or suffers from body dysmorphia or extreme self-esteem issues, everyone has the reason why she’s been changing. Regardless of why, Lil’ Kim has changed throughout the years. We can see it. For Lil’, she’s been thinking about her image for a long time. Even back in 2000, she said in an interview, “All my life men have told me I wasn’t pretty enough—even the men I was dating. And I’d be like, ‘Well, why are you with me, then?’” It’s always been men putting me down just like my dad. To this day when someone says I’m cute, I can’t see it. I don’t see it no matter what anybody says.”
#4. Jerry Stiller
Today, Jerry Stiller is 89 years old. We haven’t seen him in years (with the exception of the very brief and difficult to see cameo in Zoolander 2), so he looks quite different from how we remember him from Seinfeld or King of Queens. Sadly, he recently lost his wife of 61 years, Anne Meara. Stiller still looks fantastic, fantastic but different. Maybe it’s the white hair or maybe he’s lost some weight. Whatever it is, it’s not the same Jerry, but we’re not mad. It’s unlikely we see Stiller in anything else, at least not any time soon. He appears to have left the industry behind and has just been focusing on keeping healthy. Do you, Jerry. Do you.