'Harry Potter' Stars: A Look Through the Years

From the humble halls of Hogwarts to global stardom, check out how the young wizards have grown up while making movie magic! (32 Photos)

Cristina M. De Oliveira on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:12PM

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'Harry Potter' Stars: A Look Through the Years

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'Sorcerer's' Magic

Released on November 16, 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (based on the uber-popular J.K. Rowling book series) changed movie history forever. The debut installment of the billion-dollar franchise was a family-friendly film starring a precocious preteen as an orphaned boy wizard, who started a new breed of rabid movie fans across the globe. Going through an awkward phase during puberty is painful enough, but growing up on the big screen? "It's always a bit embarrasing," Daniel Radcliffe told Entertainment Weekly. "I was 11 (when I started)," he recounted. "And I'm not going to look back on it and say I'm not proud of it, 'cause I am. But it's like seeing baby photos of yourself."

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