The Evolution Of Rupert Grint: Photos Of The 'Harry Potter' Star Through The Years

It's been 10 years since Rupert Grint landed the life-changing role of Harry Potter's ginger-haired best pal Ron Weasely in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Needless to say, a lot has changed since the then 12-year-old actor dazzled Chris Columbus and the "Harry Potter" producers with an audition tape in which he rapped about why he should get the part.

Grint has developed from a goofy, skinny preteen -- whose extracurricular movie work consisted of starring in "Thunderpants," a film about a boy with a talent for farting (seriously) -- into a robust 22-year-old with legions of swooning female fans, some serious acting chops, and a budding post-"Potter" film career that includes the upcoming buzz-worthy comedy-thriller "Wild Target."

And so we're reaching into our Harry Potter Week bag of tricks to pull out a special treat for fans of Rupert/Ron: a photo gallery chronicling Grint's metamorphosis from awkward Harry Potter sidekick to unlikely heartthrob and indie film star. Click on the image below to see the photos.

Rupert Grint photos

Remember to come back to MTV Movies Blog every day this week -- a.k.a. Harry Potter Week -- for tons of Boy Wizard-themed awesomeness leading up to the November 19 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." We've already revealed our list of the top 10 "Harry Potter" villains and the 10 most surprisingly important "Potter" characters, and asked fans to vote for their favorite "HP" baddie. And we're going to keep dishing out the goods in the days to come with a list of the top 10 all-time best "Harry Potter" moments, recaps of the first six movies, polls, cast interviews, more photo galleries of the stars over the years, and awesomely nostalgic flashback videos featuring Dan, Emma and Rupert from the early days.

Are you excited for Rupert Grint's post-"Potter" film career? Tell us in the comments!

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