Stranger Things Actors First Roles vs Real Life

They really grew up right in front of us!

Weird stuff is back, baby! And it really is one of the most chaotic seasons yet.

Now, six months after the Battle of Starcourt, the gang returns to tackle their greatest threat yet: high school. Hopper is still missing, the Byers family has moved, and Eleven still struggles without her powers. Oh, and of course there’s the Upside Down. With a new villain in our hands, we’ll watch as our favorite characters end Upside Down once and for all.

So, to celebrate Weird stuff‘ fourth season, below are some photos of the cast in their first major role vs. in the series vs. IR:

1.

Millie Bobby Brown in her first major role as Young Alice in the There was once spin-off series Once upon a time in Wonderland in 2013

Here’s Millie as Elf in Season 4 of Weird stuff:

And here’s Millie in real life:

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2.

Here’s Finn Wolfhard in his first major role as himself in Facts’ 2012 music video for “Retro Oceans”:

Here’s Finn as Mike Wheeler in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Finn in real life:

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3.

This is Gaten Matarazzo in his first major role as Gavroche in miserable in 2014:

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Here’s Holes as Dustin Henderson in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Gaten in real life:

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4.

This is Caleb McLaughlin in his first major role as Noah in Noah dreams of origami fortunes in 2012:

Here’s Caleb as Lucas Sinclair in Season 4 of Weird stuff:

And here’s Caleb in real life:

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5.

This is Noah Schnapp in his first major role as Roger Donovan in Bridge of Spies in 2015:

Here’s Noah as Will Byers in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Noah in real life:

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6.

This is Sadie Sink in her first major role as Lana The Americans in 2013:

Here’s Sadie as Max Mayfield in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Sadie in real life:

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7.

This is Priah Ferguson in her first major role as Asia on Atlanta in 2016:

Here’s Priah as Erica Sinclair in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Priah in real life:

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8.

This is Charlie Heaton in his first major role as Jason Waycott on accident in 2015:

Here’s Charlie as Jonathan Byers in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Charlie in real life:

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9.

This is Natalia Dyer in her first major role as Clarissa Granger in Hannah Montana: The Movie in 2009:

Here’s Natalia as Nancy Wheeler in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Natalia in real life:

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10.

This is Joe Keery in his first major role as Emmett on Chicago fire in 2015:

Here’s Joe Keery as Steve Harrington in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Joe Keery in real life:

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11.

This is Maya Hawke in her first major role as Jo March in the BBC miniseries petite women 2017:

Here’s Maya as Robin Buckley in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Maya in real life:

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12.

This is Joseph Quinn in his first major role as Arthur Havisham on Dickensian in 2015:

Here’s Joseph as Eddie Munson in Season 4 of Weird stuff:

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And here’s Joseph in real life:

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13.

This is Eduardo Franco in his first major role as Stu on Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything in 2015:

Here’s Eduardo as Argyle in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Eduardo in real life:

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14.

This is Winona Ryder in her first major role as Rina in Luke in 1986:

Here’s Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers in Season 4 of Weird stuff

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And here’s Winona in real life:

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15.

This is David Harbor in his first major role as Officer Shanks on As the world changes in 1999:

Here’s David as Jim Hopper in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s David in real life:

16.

This is Brett Gelman in his first major role as one of several characters he played in human giant in 2007:

Here’s Brett as Murray Bauman in Season 4 of Weird stuff

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And here’s Brett in real life:

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17.

This is Paul Reiser in his first major role as Modell in Dinner in 1982:

Here’s Paul as Sam Owens in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Paul in real life:

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18.

Finally, this is Jamie Campbell Bower in his first major role as Anthony in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in 2007:

Here’s Jamie as Peter Brenner / Vecna ​​in Season 4 of Weird stuff

And here’s Jamie in real life:

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