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15 Side-By-Sides Of The Cast Of Dune 1984 Vs. Dune 2021

Based on Frank Herbert’s novel by the same name, Dune was first adapted for the big screen in 1984 by director David Lynch. The lack of cinematic technology back then was one possible reason for it to bomb at the box. Technology has cultivated a lot in the past 37 years. However, with 3 years in its making and a whopping $165 million budget, Denis Villeneuve has released a promising adaptation of Herbert’s classic. 

 Take a look at 15 side-by-sides of the cast of Dune when it was filmed in 1984 Vs. when Dune 2021:   

1. Kyle MacLachlan played the role of Paul Atreides in Dune (1984), and Timothée Chalamet plays Paul Atreides in Dune (2021).

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2. Jürgen Prochnow played the role of Duke Leto Atreides I in Dune (1984), and Oscar Isaac plays Duke Leto Atreides I in Dune (2021).

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3. Francesca Annis played the role of Lady Jessica in Dune (1984), and Rebecca Ferguson plays Lady Jessica in Dune (2021).

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4. Patrick Stewart played the role of Gurney Halleck in Dune (1984), and Josh Brolin plays Gurney Halleck in Dune (2021).

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5. Richard Jordan played the role of Duncan Idaho in Dune (1984), and Jason Momoa plays Duncan Idaho in Dune (2021).

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6. Sean Young played the role of Chani in Dune (1984), and Zendaya plays Chani in Dune (2021).

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7. Brad Dourif played the role of Piter de Vries in Dune (1984), and David Dastmalchian plays Piter de Vries in Dune (2021).

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8. Kenneth McMillan played the role of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Dune (1984), and Stellan Skarsgård plays Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Dune (2021).

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9. Freddie Jones played the role of Thufir Hawat in Dune (1984), and Stephen McKinley Henderson plays Thufir Hawat in Dune (2021).

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10. Everett McGill played the role of Stilgar in Dune (1984), and Javier Bardem plays Stilgar in Dune (2021).

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11. Siân Phillips played the role of Reverend Mother Mohiam in Dune (1984), and Charlotte Rampling plays Reverend Mother Mohiam in Dune (2021).

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12. Max von Sydow played the role of Dr. Liet Kynes in Dune (1984), and Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Dr. Liet Kynes in Dune (2021).

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13. Dean Stockwell played the role of Dr. Wellington Yueh in Dune (1984), and Chen Chang plays Dr. Wellington Yueh in Dune (2021).

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14. Paul L. Smith played the role of The Beast Rabban Harkonnen in Dune (1984), and Dave Bautista plays The Beast Rabban Harkonnen in Dune (2021).

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15. Sting played the role of Feyd-Rautha in Dune (1984), but his character of Feyd-Rautha won’t make an appearance in Dune (2021).

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Watch Dune at your nearest theaters or stream it on HBO Max starting October 21



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