Shailene Woodley made the cover of this year's "Next Wave of Hollywood
" issue for Vanity Fair
, a seemingly safe person to bet on in the future success department. But that's what the magazine thought of the ladies who made that same cover 11 years ago. Judging by the career trajectories of the Class of 2003, it's clear why VF
went with just one person to lead the 2014 issue. Let's revisit that 2003 cover and see what's become of the "young Hollywood" of yesteryear.
Amanda BynesWhere she was in 2003
: Coming off two successful Nickelodeon sketch shows (All That, The Amanda Show
) and moving into leading roles on the big screen (Big Fat Liar
, What a Girl Wants
: Easy A
is arguably the most popular movie on her IMDb page. Not up for debate is the fact that it was her last role in a major production. That was four years ago.Lowlight since
: What started as a string of child star cliches, court appearances, and "wow, isn't she weird" behavior over the last two years has turned into a legitimate mental breakdown so depressing it's too serious to joke about. Get well soon, Amanda.
The Olsen Twins Where they were in 2003
: Heading a multimedia empire that made them (collectively) the 11th richest women in the entertainment industry.Highlight since
: Acting wasn't really on the twins' to-do list in the '00s. Instead, they launched multiple clothing lines and become best-selling authors, further adding to their fortunes.Lowlight(?) since
: The Olsens have been surprisingly solid given how early they got famous. But Mary Kate (28) has been dating Olivier Sarkozy (45) for two years now and that seems kiiiinda weird. It looks like this:
Mandy MooreWhere she was in 2003
: Making every girl I knew cry by dying in A Walk to Remember
: While Moore never reached the musical heights of "Candy
," she's kept the acting thing going with guest roles in everything from Scrubs
to Grey's Anatomy
: Far be it from me to judge a film with a title like Swinging with the Finkels
, but Rotten Tomatoes critics gave it a 0%, while the typically more forgiving crowd of users could only muster a rating of 20% for the film.
Hilary Duff Where she was in 2003
: Riding high as the lead character on Disney Channel's Lizzy McGuire
and transitioning into film with Cheaper by the Dozen
and A Cinderella Story
. Highlight since
: She married a hockey player, launched a clothing/fragrance line, wrote a trilogy of books, had a baby, did a six-episode run on Gossip Girl
, and is about to drop an album. Lowlight since
: Hilary and sister Haylie put their friendly(?) competition aside to join forces on Material Girls
in 2006. It did not turn out well. The film was universally panned and barely made its budget back at the box office.
Alexis BledelWhere she was in 2003
: Right in the middle of Gilmore Girls
' eight-year run.Highlight since
: She got to share some jeans with Blake Lively in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
movies, had a part in the first Sin City
, and a guest role in Mad Men
where she met her future husband Vincent Kartheiser (aka Pete Campbell).Lowlight since
: Unfortunately, Bledel's first big shot at top-billed leading lady status was a flop with 2009's Post Grad
, which didn't even break even at the box office and hardly generated the kind of buzz Gilmore Girls
Evan Rachel Wood Where she was in 2003
: Coming off a breakthrough performance in Thirteen
that netted her a Golden Globe nomination. Highlight since
: Wood's probably had the best career run of all the ladies in the VF
Class of 2003, appearing in things like True Blood, Ides of March, Across the Universe, The Wrestler
, and getting her second Globe nom for Mildred Pierce
. Lowlight since
: Dating Marilyn Manson has to be up there.
Where she was in 2003: Parlaying her breakout roles in Disney Channel movies (The Cheetah Girls, Kim Possible) into her own series.
Highlight since: A six-year run as the lead on That's So Raven is something to applaud, but Symone's real legacy will likely be the work she does as an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community.
Lowlight since: The Fat Albert movie was an abomination on all fronts and should probably be expunged from the resumes of everyone involved.
Lindsay Lohan Where she was in 2003
: On the promotional tour for Freaky Friday
and about to breakout in a big way with Mean Girls
the following year. Highlight since
: Even though Mean Girls
premiered less than nine months after the Vanity Fair
cover, it's still the best, most well-known thing Lohan's done (professionally anyway). Lowlight since
: We all know this one's easy, and best summed up by one collection of pictures.