The cast of 'Remember the Titans' really grew up over the past 16 years

'Remember the Titans' cast: Where are they now?
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The cast of 'Remember the Titans' really grew up over the past 16 years

Remember Ray Budds, the team star with a bad attitude? Well, Burgess Jenkins, 42, has grown up over the last 16 years. He has become a soap opera star, most recently as Billy Abbot in 'The Young and the Restless.'

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Alan Bosley sure has grown up too. Ryan Gosling, 35, has gone from acting as a puny high school football player to a strapping stud who has become one of the most successful actors in Hollywood today. 

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Emma Hoyt, Gerry Bertier's girlfriend, was played by a 17-year-old Kate Bosworth. Now 33, the beautiful Bosworth has starred in movies such as 'Superman Returns', 'Blue Crush' and 'Still Alice' among others. 

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Cost Yost's adorable football-loving daughter grew into a beautiful famous actress. The incredibly talented Hayden Panettiere, 26, has since starred in several movies -- including 'I Love You, Beth Cooper -- and experienced massive success as a lead role in the TV show 'Nashville.' She also has released several singles as a talented vocalist. Hayden is engaged to former world boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko and gave birth to a daughter in 2014. 

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Remember Ronnie 'Sunshine' Bass? He is now a 40-year-old actor who since starred in smaller roles on both the big screen and in television. 

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Ethan Suplee, 40, has gone through the most glaring transformation over the years because he's lost over 200 pounds! That's right, this is the lovable lineman Louie Lastik. After 'Titans', he had key roles in several successful movies such as 'Blow', 'John Q', 'Unstoppable', 'The Wolf of Wall Street', and the soon-to-be-released 'Mallrats 2.' 

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Jerry 'Rev' Harris -- the Bible-quoting, fleet-footed quarterback who earned the respect of all his teammates (and us viewers, obviously) -- is now a 41-year-old lawyer. He graduated from Loyola Law School in 2008 and is a practicing criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. 

Funny running back Petey Jones' famous line whule terrified of Coach Boone's presence was " ... ZERO fun, sir." However, Donald Faison appears to be having tons of fun throughout his career. The 41-year-old has served in supporting roles for several successful movies and television shows, including 'Pitch Perfect' and 'Scrubs.' 

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Ryan Hurst played team captain and inspirational friend to all, Gerry Bertier. The 39-year-old now lives in a $1.7M home in Woodland Hills, Calif. with his wife, where the couple founded a production company. He caught his big break in 2008, when he was cast as Opie Winston in the hit TV series 'Sons of Anarchy.' He won a Satellite Award for 'Best Supporting Actor' for that role in 2011. He also voiced the character Jedidiah in the animated hit 'Rango.' 

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Actor Wood Harris played the lovable Julius Campbell, who became a role model to everyone on Coach Boone's team. Now, the 46-year-old Harris is still experiencing success in front of the camera. He's served in supporting roles for several successful films, including 'Ant-Man' and 'Creed', but is mostly known for his role as the drug kingpin Avon Barksdale in the HBO smash hit 'The Wire.' 

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As you know, 'Remember the Titans' is an inspirational movie based on the true story of coach Herman Boone, portrayed by Denzel Washington, as he tries to guide a racially diverse team at T. C. Williams High School in the city of Alexandria, a suburb of Washington, D.C., in 1971.

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The film, which was released in 2000, explores civil topics, such as racism, discrimination and athletics -- and it's become a favorite among sports fans.

You may not have known it 16 years ago, but the movie also contained a star-studded cast. Check out the gallery above and see what all the main characters look like and what they're up to now.

You might be surprised by the drastic transformations of the actors who played the roles of Gerry Bertier and Louie Lastik.

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