Rupert Grint

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Then: In an in­ter­view with The Guardian back in 2011, Rupert Grint was con­fi­dent that he’d do well in the au­di­tion for Ron Weasley aka Harry Pot­ter’s best friend: “I’d al­ready won a Ron Weasley looka­like com­pe­ti­tion in a news­pa­per so I thought I had a chance.”

His par­ents filmed him per­form­ing a rap on rea­sons why he’d do jus­tice to the part.

Need­less to say, the then-12year-old Grint won the part. His de­but film per­for­mance earned him the Satel­lite Award for Out­stand­ing Young Tal­ent and Most Promis­ing Young New­comer at the Young Artist Award in 2002.

Now: Post-Harry Pot­ter, a few in­de­pen­dent films and one Ed Sheeran mu­sic video later, Grint has yet to cast his spell on Hol­ly­wood.

Re­cently, he starred in the TV adap­ta­tion of Guy Ritchie’s Snatch. While it was mauled by crit­ics, Grint earned pos­i­tive reviews for his per­for­mance.

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