Fans in Shock After ‘Anyone But You’ Star Glen Powell’s Image Resurfaces From Cult Classic 2003 Movie

Glen Powell’s presence in the 3rd installment of Spy Kids is providing a lot of entertainment for fans.

Fans in Shock After ‘Anyone But You’ Star Glen Powell’s Image Resurfaces From Cult Classic 2003 Movie


  • Hollywood star Glen Powell was spotted by fans in the 2003 Spy Kids film.
  • The actor played Long Fingered Boy in the action comedy which left fans in splits.
  • Powell revealed that his Instagram promotions for his romantic comedy Anyone But You backfired on him.
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Glen Powell is the latest heartthrob of Hollywood after his hunky avatar in Top Gun: Maverick followed by the romantic comedy Anyone But You. His s*xy charm  and chemistry with Sydney Sweeney was a defining factor in the film becoming a big success at the box office.

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Glen Powell in Top Gun: Maverick

While female audiences are swooning over Powell at the moment, few keen-eyed fans discovered the actor’s nerdy side as a young star when he appeared in 2003’s Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Seeing the huge departure in his physical appearance, netizens found it extremely hard to believe that it was Powell in the film.

Fans React To Glen Powell’s Presence in This Cult Classic

There is no doubt that Glen Powell is among the most handsome actors in Hollywood today. Having straddled different genres including hardcore action and romantic comedies, Powell’s charisma has made women all across the world weak in the knees.

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Fans were shocked to see Glen Powell in Spy Kids 3

While the Devotion star’s tall and blond looks are synonymous with his appeal, there was a time when he played a completely different avatar on screen. In 2003, a young Powell appeared briefly in the spy-comedy film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over which was the third installment in the cult Spy Kids francise.

The Top Gun: Maverick actor portrayed Long-fingered Boy which got many fans cracking up at his nerdy look. After a fan screenshot an image from the film with Powell, many netizens took to social media to express their disbelief that this young boy turned out to be a Greek God.



From nerd to hunk, it has been a memorable journey for Glen Powell who is now well on his way to becoming one of Hollywood’s superstars judging by the trajectory of his career.


Glen Powell Was Too Hot To Handle For Instagram

From Spy Kids to Anyone But You, Glen Powell has grown up and how! In the romantic comedy, the actor shared sensual chemistry with Sydney Sweeney in many seductive scenes that required both stars to get n*de in front of the camera. While Powell was part of a few funny segments that required him to strip down fully, this caused quite a controversy online.

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Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney in Anyone But You

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the star elaborated on a strange turn of events in which a friend’s post promoting him and the film was pulled down from Instagram as it violated certain laws involving the exposure of one’s body.

My buddy, Tanner, wanted to post about the movie. His posts got taken down by Instagram because it violated the laws of n*dity or whatever. And I was like, ‘Okay, when a friend’s support post of your movie gets flagged by Instagram, you’ve been too n*ked in the movie.’”

Powell though, found the funny side of this controversy and took it in his stride. He stated that he was always ready to do anything that was required for a character or a film that he believed in.


Spy Kids 3 is streaming on Netflix.

Anyone But You is available for rent on Apple TV.


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