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"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" Cast In 2000 When The Film Came Out Vs. Now

Jim Carrey transformed himself into a green Christmas-hating character 23 years ago, and the holiday film canon has never been the same since.

the grinch kneeling down to talk to his dog
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On Nov. 17, 2000, a live-action adaption of Dr. Seuss' 1957 book was released and became a huge hit. Directed by Ron Howard, the film starred Jim Carrey, Christine Baranski, and a young Taylor Momsen among a well-known cast.

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The film isn't currently available on streaming. However, according to NBC, the movie will be available on Peacock from December 20 to 31. The film will also air on NBC on Dec. 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET. You can read more about the film's upcoming availability here.

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With the holiday season in full swing, take a stroll down memory lane. Here's the cast in the film, at its premiere, and what they're up to now:

cindy loo-whoo with her dad getting presents
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1.Jim Carrey as the Grinch:

closeup of the grinch in a santa suit
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Jim Carrey at the film's premiere:

closeup of jim carrey
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Jim Carrey in 2022:

closeup of him with a t-shirt and blazer

2.Christine Baranski as Martha May Whovier:

closeup of her in a santa suit
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Christine Baranski at the film's premiere:

closeup of her in a sparkly strapless dress
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Christine Baranski now:

closeup of her in a zebra print blazer and wearing glasses

3.Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who:

cindy and the dog
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Taylor at the film's premiere:

closeup of her as a kid
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Taylor Momsen now:

closeup of her with dark eye makeup and jewelry on stage

4.Molly Shannon as Betty Lou Who:

closeup of her in christmas attire
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Molly Shannon at the film's premiere:

closeup of her with short hair and a strapless dress
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Molly Shannon now:

her wearing baggy jeans and sleeveless blouse for an event

5.Jeffrey Tambor as Mayor Augustus MayWho:

closeup of him speaking into an old-fashioned mic
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Jeffrey Tambor at the film's premiere:

closeup of him in a suit
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Jeffrey Tambor in 2021:

closeup of him in a suit

6.Clint Howard as Whobris, Augustus MayWho's aide:

him next to a car to be gifted with the town crowding around him
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Clint Howard with his then-wife Melanie Howard at the film's premiere:

closeup of the two
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Clint Howard today:

closeup of him with a guitar

7.Finally, Josh Ryan Evans as a young Grinch:

grinch at a student desk
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Josh Ryan Evans at the film's premiere:

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