The 2003 rehash of the franchise brought a very adolescent Shia LaBeouf to the big screen as Max Petroni, an orphan who shared residence with the villain Thin Man. At the time, LaBeouf was instantly recognizable to children worldwide as Louis Stevens from the Disney Channel show, “Even Stevens”.
His role in “Charlie’s Angels” would give the budding young actor room to flex his big-budget appeal, and he went on to star in his true breakthrough film, “Holes”.
Justin Theroux Then
Justin Theroux set hearts ablaze when he brought his Brogue voice and chiseled body to the role of evildoer Seamus O’Grady in the 2003 sequel "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle."
The character had a checkered past but even managed to score more than one date with Angel Natalie Cook. "Charlie’s Angels" put Theroux on the map and brought his devilish good looks and charm to a much wider audience. Theroux, at that point, had made a splash in the industry, especially with his role as Adam Kesher in "Mulholland Drive."
Justin Theroux Now
The multifaceted entertainer has brought silver screen gems to life both on and off-screen. Acting, writing, producing, and directing all come naturally to the highly gifted Theroux. This might come as no surprise as Theroux is part of a lineage of highly accomplished writers and filmmakers.
His cousin is the famed documentarian, Louis Theroux. 2021 saw Theroux having both acting and producing roles in "The Mosquito Coast", an adaptation based on the book written by his uncle, author Paul Theroux.
Shia LaBeouf Now
Shia LaBeouf never left the public eye since his explosion onto our small and big screens. The actor has often courted controversy and is known for his public outbursts as well as his groundbreaking characters.
LaBeouf played Sean Carson in the Netflix-produced "Pieces of a Woman." Unfortunately, allegations against the actor by previous girlfriends would see Netflix scratch his name off the list. LaBeouf made a statement acknowledging his problematic nature and publicly apologized, only to retract the statement a short while afterward.
John Cleese Then
John Cleese can be considered a founding father of modern comedy, and he brought his very fitting style to the part of Mr. Munday in "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle."
The role had him act as a doting dad to Alex Munday, played by actress Lucy Liu. He remains unaware of Alex’s involvement in international espionage until Alex’s boyfriend, Jason Gibbons, played by Matt LeBlanc, spills the beans to a flabbergasted Mr. Munday. The actor did not have significant screen time in the film.