- Publish Date
- Saturday, 24 September 2022, 10:25AM
Remember the cute little kid from Jerry Maguire?
Well, Jonathan Lipnicki is all grown up and is looking completely unrecognisable!
After dropping off the Hollywood scene in the early 2000s, the 31-year-old is now acting again and loving it.
Speaking in a recent interview, he admitted: "I didn't work for a long time. And people always frame that as, 'Oh, I went to high school' and whatnot.
"I did take time off in the sense that it wasn't the only priority I had. But I didn't work because I just didn't work. I didn't really get any roles for a while."
Lipnicki went on to explain why he wasn't being offered any roles, saying: "It was because I wasn't a very good actor at one point," he said.
"The great thing about being young, a kid, is there's this nice inherent childlike wonder.
"That's why a lot of kids you see are quite talented. And filters come in and you become nervous or the world comes into play. So, for me, I went from just doing the natural thing, to trying to be like favourite actors."
Lipnicki recalled that once he finished high school, he took himself off to acting classes, starting with beginner's lessons so he could build a foundation.
Making his acting debut in Jerry Maguire - opposite Tom Cruise and Renée Zellweger - Lipnicki went on to land roles in Dr Dolittle and Stuart Little.
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