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.