With a few exceptions, including Hollywood pros winona ryder and Matthew Modine, mostly young and relatively inexperienced stranger things the cast initially had few acting credits to their collective names. Now, with season four slated to arrive sometime in 2022, the unprecedented success of the show turned the cast into household names.

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Luckily, the cast have managed to keep themselves busy in the three years since the third season aired. David Harbor, Finn Wolfhard, and Millie Bobby Brown became successful movie stars, their names appearing in the opening credits of some of the biggest blockbusters of recent years.

Millie Bobby Brown – Enola Holmes


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Enola certainly isn’t the most popular of the Holmes siblings, but that hasn’t stopped this Millie-Bobby-Brown-led vehicle from rising to the top of the Netflix charts. Brown played the lead role of Enola Holmes, the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, who goes on an adventure to find her missing mother (Helena Bonham Carter).

The film allowed Brown to remind everyone of her incredible talent, seamlessly shifting from comedic moments to emotional beats and back again. Due to the film’s success, Netflix quickly put a sequel into production and recently wrapped filming. Hopefully that means there isn’t long to wait before we see Brown solving mysteries again.

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Joe Keery- free guy


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Joe Keery enjoyed what was arguably the best character arc on Strange things. He started the series as a spoiled bully before transforming into an honest, kind-hearted man who doesn’t just care about Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and her friends, but really cares about them.

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action comedy free guy allowed Keery to once again show off his empathetic skills, playing a programmer whose idea is stolen by his boss, Antwan (Taika Waititi). Keery shared scenes with Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer, highlighting his ability to hold his own when placed alongside big names in the industry.

Sadie sink – Fear Street: Part Two – 1978


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the street of fear the trilogy was clearly inspired by strange things, so it was not at all surprising to see Sadie sink cast as Ziggy, the main character in the second installment of the hit horror trilogy. The film, set in 1978, takes place at Camp Nightwing, where a fun and activity-filled summer is horribly ruined when another Shadysider is possessed by the urge to kill.

Sink was exceptional in a much darker role than fans expected, bringing both humility and heart to her troubled character. Don’t rule out hope for a fourth installment either, as director Leigh Janiak Said She Created “The Horror MCU” is really one of his goals with this series.

Maya Hawke – Once upon a time in Hollywood…


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The summer of 2019 was huge for Maya Hawk. Not only did she join the cast of the third season of stranger things playing Robin, the eccentric Scoops Ahoy employee responsible for training Steve, she also appeared in by Quentin Tarantino ninth movie, Once upon a time in Hollywood.

Hawke played Flowerchild, a family member of Charles Manson who is sent with a small group to assassinate Sharon Tate. Flowerchild, realizing what she got herself into, stays in the car and drives off the second the other family members leave. Although only a small role, Hawke’s performance was nonetheless memorable, and audiences should expect to see her feature more prominently in future films.


Charlie Heaton- The New Mutants


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The New Mutants is a little weird. Originally conceived as the first installment of a new trilogy, the film went through massive reshoots before being shelved indefinitely following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox. The film finally hit theaters in 2020, three years after the project originally ended.

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This film had plenty of outside factors working against it, but it features a stellar cast of young talent, including Anya Taylor Joy, Maisie Williams, and of course, stranger things Star Charlie Heaton. The film’s horror elements promised a new take on the X-Men. With such a talented cast, it’s a shame The New Mutants was no better received.

Noah Schnap – hubie halloween


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It’s a match made in heaven. The star of one of Netflix’s biggest shows teams up with Adam Sandler, who recently signed another four-picture deal with the streamer. hubie halloween follows Hubie, a man terrified of Halloween. Still, he’s dedicated to the safety of his hometown of Salem, which means he ventures out to keep the celebrations safe.

Noah Schnapp played Tommy, a boy trying to enjoy the festivities and maybe fall in love with the girl of his dreams. Since Schnapp’s stranger things The character Will hasn’t had a romantic subplot yet, so it was refreshing to see him show off his amorous acting abilities, even if the movie as a whole wasn’t particularly exciting.

David Harbor- Black Widow


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There were many notable characters in by Scarlett Johansson final output as Black Widow, be that At Florence Pugh’s quick-witted Yelena or by Rachel Weisz ruthless Melina, but none of these characters have a semi-credible story about beating Captain America (Chris Evans) in a fight.

by David Harbor Red Guardian is a great addition to the MCU. He is deceived and oblivious, but capable of moments of incredible heat. It’s not clear at the moment if Harbor will return in a future MCU project, but many fans are hoping we’ll see him take on the Star Man, though we doubt he’ll win that fight.

Finn Wolfhard – Ghostbusters: Afterlife


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Finn Wolfhard Resume is scary for someone who’s only been on the scene for a few years. He’s gotten stronger and stronger since his breakout role as Mike on Strange things. First, he stole the show in by Andy Muschietti IT: Chapter 1 before fixing Ecto-1 in by Jason Reitman Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Wolfhard played Trevor, a young boy forced to move to their grandfather’s old farmhouse with his mother (Carrie Coon) and sister (McKenna Grace). Oh, and his grandfather happens to be Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis). Wolfhard was a delight in the role, clearly enjoying his part in yet another 1980s-inspired project. Hopefully he’ll be back for the teased sequel.

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