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Before and after: as the idols of the early 2000s are today


There are loves that don’t change with the passage of time. 2020 brought with it a new decade, but we could never forget who made our heart beat twenty years ago. For this we have tried the idols of the teenagers of the early 2000s – Italian and international -, to find out how they are today, what they do and, above all, if they continued their career successful in the entertainment world.

On the international front we have a very young man Leonardo Dicaprio with his first films like Romeo + Juliet, Titanic or The Beach; an even more than a minor Taylor Lautner or again Jake Gyllenhaal, with an already irresistible charm. Furthermore, they could not have been missing Zac Efron, Channing Tatum or Justin Timberlake which began right at the beginning of the New Millennium, becoming immediately famous all over the world.

As for Italian celebrities, Tiziano Ferro he began his career in that period first as a chorister of the rap group Sottotono then solo. His first album Relative red, produced by Mara Maionchi and released in 2001, contains some of his best known tracks such as the song that gives the title to the disc, Xdono, clumsy is The Olympics. Some time has passed since then: today Titian is sold out in the stadiums of Italy and it is one of the most loved singers.

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He has just turned 40 and was the super guest of the Sanremo Festival in 2020. In June he will start his tour all over Italy. Great Titian!

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Romeo + Juliet, Titanic, Try to catch me … There is no doubt that Leo was the most desired celebrity in the early 2000s.

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He is currently one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and a strong supporter of animal and environmental rights. In the past year we have seen him starring side by side with Brad Pitt in Once upon a time in … Hollywood.

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Tom is known worldwide for playing Clark Kent for 10 years in the series Smallville. He has also participated in comedies such as A wild dozen, along with Hillary Duff and Taylor Lautner.

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The last thing we know about Tom is that he appeared in the series Lucifer.

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It is amazing how the protagonist of High School Musical has changed since the film was released in 2006. Thus, he became a true teenager icon.

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Today, Zac Efron is an established actor and has worked on many films over the years, including Baywatch is Ted Bundy – Criminal charm.

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Who has never seen Jesse in series like Greek – The brotherhood or have you listened to his songs that have conquered thousands of teenagers?

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The actor’s last job was in 2016, participating in the final episode of Alvin.

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There is no teenager who has not daydreamed to see his interpretation in A Cinderella Story, along with Hilary Duff, for whom she also won numerous awards at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards.

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Lately we’ve seen it in the Netflix series Riverdale.

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How could we forget the ex boyfriend of Britney Spears with that typical hairstyle of the early 2000s? The singer of N Sync surprised us with his songs that we still listen to today.

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He is currently considered an icon in the music industry and several media have called him the new “prince of pop”. In addition, he is also an excellent actor.

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We met him for the first time while dancing in Step Up, but ended up conquering us in 2010 with the tender love story together with the young Amanda Seyfried, in Dear John.

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Lately we’ve seen him give Superman a voice in the film Lego 2.

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Ben Affleck became famous thanks to the film Chasing Amy of 1997, but we really fell in love with him in 2001 thanks to his brilliant interpretation a Pearl Harbor.

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The last film he participated in was Go back to winning. During his career, he has won 2 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes and 2 BAFTAs.

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Some fame by playing Michael Scofield in the series Prison Break, a también es conocido por ser Chris Redfield en Resident Evil: Afterlife.

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en los últimos años wanted to interpret in Scofield en Prison Break: Resurección y has participado en la película Batwoman.

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After his first starring roles in October Sky is Donnie Darko, Jake has participated in blockbuster movies like The Day After Tomorrow – The dawn of the next day, Jarhead and his masterpiece, Brokeback Mountain, alongside Heath Ledger.

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Today he is one of the most important and fascinating actors in Hollywood.

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There is no Millenial that you have ever sung the famous Tokio Hotel song, Monsoon.

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By now songwriter and producer of his own music, Bill released his latest album in 2017 and is currently brother-in-law and a great friend of Heidi Klum.

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In the image we see a very young Lautner participating in the film A wild dozen, although it has achieved real success with Twilight.

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After Twilight, he worked on other film and television films, such as Run the Tide.

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Who didn’t love Ryan Atwood in the television series The O.C.?!

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Between 2014 and 2019 he was James Gordon in the famous series Gotham.

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After participating in the Sanremo Festival in 2004 with his father Roby, Francesco made Italy dance for a whole summer with Captain Hook, using the pseudonym of Dj Francesco.

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Today he abandoned his singing career, pursuing that of record producer and television personality.

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It is true that we had already fallen in love with Carter in the nineties, but even in the early 2000s BackStreet Boys were always in our hearts.

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Last year the Backstreet Boys returned to tour after years, recording sold out at every concert.

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Nobody could resist Davi Beckham’s charm in the late 1990s and early 2000s!

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With 4 children and married to Victoria Beckham for over 20 years, the former footballer is a phenomenon on social and advertising levels. We recently saw him making a cameo in the last season of Modern Family with Courtney Cox.

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Joe was only 16 when he started his career in the world of music, with the group founded together with his brothers, the Jonas Brothers, and that of actor came soon after.

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Today, he mainly devotes himself to music as a Jonas Brothers frontman and is happily married to the actress of the Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner, now pregnant.

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No matter how many years go by, Robbie remains one of the most loved idols in the history of music and beyond.

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First with Take That and then solo, Robbie now boasts a 30-year career!

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In addition to his relationship with Kate Moss in the late 90s, Johnny made us fall in love with him with films like The true story of Jack the Ripper – From Hell, Pirates of the Caribbean is The Secret Window.

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Recently, he is engaged in the film saga of Fantastic animals.

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In Italy we didn’t know him yet, but in Spain he was already having a lot of success. Who would have thought that, a few years later, one of his hits would have made us dance all summer …

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Indeed, with the song Despacito, the singer has climbed the international charts, making himself known all over the world.

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