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17th Apr '17 2:44:31 PM Mario500
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* Wrestling/DwayneJohnson was once known exclusively as The Rock: a wrestler who hit you as hard in the ring as he did verbally outside of it, and if you didn't like it, you could keep it to your self. When he first started acting he took roles like [[Film/TheScorpionKing a mercenary-turned-Scorpion King]], a professional bounty hunter (''Film/TheRundown'') and a grizzled Gunnery Sergeant Space Marine (''Film/{{Doom}}''). Then he showed up in ''Film/RaceToWitchMountain'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}'' and ''Film/TheToothFairy''. And even his wrestling career was a step down from his college football career, when he would spark bench clearing brawls by taking a swing at an opposing team's ''mascot.'' He's now doing a complete 180 in his film career as ''Film/{{Faster}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier than any of his other movie roles, and he's also starred in ''Film/FastFive''. When he came back to WWE in 2011 he still had to tone himself down a lot, since ''Wrestling/MondayNightRaw'' is TV-PG now. To his credit he at least tried to push the envelope a bit, as much as WWE would let him get away with anyway.

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* Wrestling/DwayneJohnson was once known exclusively as The Rock: a wrestler who hit you as hard in the ring as he did verbally outside of it, and if you didn't like it, you could keep it your dislike to your self. When he first started acting he took roles like [[Film/TheScorpionKing a mercenary-turned-Scorpion King]], a professional bounty hunter (''Film/TheRundown'') and a grizzled Gunnery Sergeant Space Marine (''Film/{{Doom}}''). Then he showed up in ''Film/RaceToWitchMountain'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}'' and ''Film/TheToothFairy''. And even his wrestling career was a step down from his college football career, when he would spark bench clearing brawls by taking a swing at an opposing team's ''mascot.'' He's now doing a complete 180 in his film career as ''Film/{{Faster}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier than any of his other movie roles, and he's also starred in ''Film/FastFive''. When he came back to WWE in 2011 he still had to tone himself down a lot, since ''Wrestling/MondayNightRaw'' is TV-PG now. To his credit he at least tried to push the envelope a bit, as much as WWE would let him get away with anyway.
17th Apr '17 9:41:42 AM Mario500
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* Wrestling/DwayneJohnson was once known exclusively as The Rock: a wrestler who hit you as hard in the ring as he did verbally outside of it, and if you didn't like it you could stick it straight up your candy ass. When he first started acting he took roles like [[Film/TheScorpionKing a mercenary-turned-Scorpion King]], a professional bounty hunter (''Film/TheRundown'') and a grizzled Gunnery Sergeant Space Marine (''Film/{{Doom}}''). Then he showed up in ''Film/RaceToWitchMountain'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}'' and ''Film/TheToothFairy''. And even his wrestling career was a step down from his college football career, when he would spark bench clearing brawls by taking a swing at an opposing team's ''mascot.'' He's now doing a complete 180 in his film career as ''Film/{{Faster}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier than any of his other movie roles, and he's also starred in ''Film/FastFive''. When he came back to WWE in 2011 he still had to tone himself down a lot, since ''Wrestling/MondayNightRaw'' is TV-PG now. To his credit he at least tried to push the envelope a bit, as much as WWE would let him get away with anyway.

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* Wrestling/DwayneJohnson was once known exclusively as The Rock: a wrestler who hit you as hard in the ring as he did verbally outside of it, and if you didn't like it it, you could stick keep it straight up to your candy ass.self. When he first started acting he took roles like [[Film/TheScorpionKing a mercenary-turned-Scorpion King]], a professional bounty hunter (''Film/TheRundown'') and a grizzled Gunnery Sergeant Space Marine (''Film/{{Doom}}''). Then he showed up in ''Film/RaceToWitchMountain'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}'' and ''Film/TheToothFairy''. And even his wrestling career was a step down from his college football career, when he would spark bench clearing brawls by taking a swing at an opposing team's ''mascot.'' He's now doing a complete 180 in his film career as ''Film/{{Faster}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier than any of his other movie roles, and he's also starred in ''Film/FastFive''. When he came back to WWE in 2011 he still had to tone himself down a lot, since ''Wrestling/MondayNightRaw'' is TV-PG now. To his credit he at least tried to push the envelope a bit, as much as WWE would let him get away with anyway.
11th Jan '17 5:13:15 AM skidoo23
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* Music/SnoopDogg. Went from rapper to violent movie star, then to comedy movie star (with a stopover in porn), and now has his own reality show about raising his kids. He even features regularly on ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', notably as the Supreme Justice of the world.

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* Music/SnoopDogg. Went from rapper to violent movie star, then to comedy movie star (with a stopover in porn), and now has his own reality show about raising his kids. He even features regularly on ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', notably as the Supreme Justice of the world. And, probably the ultimate, as of 2016 was co-hosting a ''cooking show with MarthaStewart'' (read that again, slowly). Slightly zig-zagged as he's never stopped being an advocate for cannabis.
28th Dec '16 7:56:27 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Music/MichaelBolton started out singing for a hard rock band called Blackjack in TheSeventies, and even afterwards, many of his early singles as a solo artist wouldn't be out of place amidst the HairMetal of TheEighties. His career breakthrough, however, came when he left behind his hard-rocking image and began performing LighterAndSofter adult contemporary ballads.




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* Music/TheGooGooDolls started out as [[AtrociousAlias The Sex Maggots]] and were exactly the sort of band you'd expect to be named The Sex Maggots, a loud, abrasive PunkRock band who performed songs with titles like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdn2j9pYnp8 "Don't Beat My Ass (With a Baseball Bat)"]]. They only changed their name because an offended promoter refused to book them. This changed in TheNineties as guitarist Johnny Rzeznik took over singing duties from bassist Robby Takac, culminating in what was then their BlackSheepHit "Name", and since then they've become a staple of adult alternative who have never looked back.



* Courtesy of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'': [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21406_5-shocking-early-versions-famous-musicians.html "5 Shocking Early Versions of Famous Musicians"]], which provides the examples of Michael Bolton and the Goo Goo Dolls listed above under "Music". The others on the list, however, aren't examples of this trope.[[note]]The early careers of [[Music/{{ACDC}} Bon Scott]] and Music/TheBeeGees in bubblegum pop are inversions, in fact.[[/note]]



8th Dec '16 1:45:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Music/IceCube -- same thing, from rapper to horror movie star, to ''Are We There Yet''. He does go back from time to time, alternating roles between "BadAss thug" and "UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist". His character in the Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet movies manages to be ''both''.

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* Music/IceCube -- same thing, from rapper to horror movie star, to ''Are We There Yet''. He does go back from time to time, alternating roles between "BadAss "badass thug" and "UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist". His character in the Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet movies manages to be ''both''.
20th Nov '16 2:34:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sean "Diddy" Combs. Started as "Puff Daddy", a pot-loving rapper. Now, he owns a clothing line. Sure, he was never actually ''{{Badass}}'', but still, he went from advocating use of a illegal substance, to, well, whatever he is now.

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* Sean "Diddy" Combs. Started as "Puff Daddy", a pot-loving rapper. Now, he owns a clothing line. Sure, he was never actually ''{{Badass}}'', ''badass'', but still, he went from advocating use of a illegal substance, to, well, whatever he is now.
17th Nov '16 3:21:47 AM BorkyMcBorkinson
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* Pink Sheep from ExplodingTNT is also a good example of this. The main reason is that kids watch him and had to let go of his teens-to-adult random and narcissist personality and become a kid friendly MLG 'gangster.' He even censored the Dat Boi theme song to include the clean majority, which was from "Watch him rollin'... to ...rollin' to the beat."
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5th Nov '16 12:26:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* Wrestling/DwayneJohnson was once known exclusively as The Rock: a wrestler who hit you as hard in the ring as he did verbally outside of it, and if you didn't like it you could stick it straight up your candy ass. When he first started acting he took roles like [[Film/TheScorpionKing a mercenary-turned-Scorpion King]], a professional bounty hunter (''Film/TheRundown'') and a grizzled Gunnery Sergeant Space Marine (''Film/{{Doom}}''). Then he showed up in ''Film/RaceToWitchMountain'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}'' and ''Film/TheToothFairy''. And even his wrestling career was a step down from his college football career, when he would spark bench clearing brawls by taking a swing at an opposing team's ''mascot.'' He's now doing a complete 180 in his film career as ''Film/{{Faster}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier than any of his other movie roles, and he's also starred in ''Film/FastFive''. When he came back to WWE in 2011 he still had to tone himself down a lot, since ''MondayNightRaw'' is TV-PG now. To his credit he at least tried to push the envelope a bit, as much as WWE would let him get away with anyway.

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* Wrestling/DwayneJohnson was once known exclusively as The Rock: a wrestler who hit you as hard in the ring as he did verbally outside of it, and if you didn't like it you could stick it straight up your candy ass. When he first started acting he took roles like [[Film/TheScorpionKing a mercenary-turned-Scorpion King]], a professional bounty hunter (''Film/TheRundown'') and a grizzled Gunnery Sergeant Space Marine (''Film/{{Doom}}''). Then he showed up in ''Film/RaceToWitchMountain'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}'' and ''Film/TheToothFairy''. And even his wrestling career was a step down from his college football career, when he would spark bench clearing brawls by taking a swing at an opposing team's ''mascot.'' He's now doing a complete 180 in his film career as ''Film/{{Faster}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier than any of his other movie roles, and he's also starred in ''Film/FastFive''. When he came back to WWE in 2011 he still had to tone himself down a lot, since ''MondayNightRaw'' ''Wrestling/MondayNightRaw'' is TV-PG now. To his credit he at least tried to push the envelope a bit, as much as WWE would let him get away with anyway.
1st Aug '16 8:14:01 PM BiffJr
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** His music has also undergone a transformation, from hard-hitting thug anthems to more mellow "ladies' man" smoothness.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygIS16sWjCE His new album disagrees with that assessment (NSFW)]]
18th Jun '16 1:27:35 AM gewunomox
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* RedHotChiliPeppers started of as an energetic, sex-obsessed punk-funk band who were not afraid to use explicit sexual references in their songs...had a hit with the ballad "Under The Bridge", and gradually turned into one of the blandest alternative rock bands of the past few years. The difference in frontman Anthony Kiedis from his 1983 debut to now is striking.

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* RedHotChiliPeppers Music/RedHotChiliPeppers started of as an energetic, sex-obsessed punk-funk band who were not afraid to use explicit sexual references in their songs...had a hit with the ballad "Under The Bridge", and gradually turned into one of the blandest alternative rock bands of the past few years. The difference in frontman Anthony Kiedis from his 1983 debut to now is striking.
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