Dev Patel's Style Evolution, From Teen Actor To Oscar Nominee

The Oscar-nominated actor has refined his wardrobe since his teen years.

Dev Patel has been appearing on red carpets since his teen years as an actor in the cult British show “Skins” and after his breakout role as the star of critically and commercially acclaimed “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Since then, his sense of style has grown with his career ― from sweaters and ill-fitting suits to well-tailored looks in a variety of colors and textures.

In honor of his birthday, we’ve rounded up 45 photos that show Patel’s style evolution, from budding teen actor to Oscar nominee.

2008
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Daniel Kaluuya, Larissa Wilson, Maxxie Hewer, Kaya Scodelario and Dev Patel at the British Academy Television And Craft Awards Nominees Reception at the Landmark Hotel in London on April 10, 2008.
2008
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Patel at the Sutton Place Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2008.
2008
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Patel at the closing night gala for "Slumdog Millionaire" at Odeon Leicester Square in London on Oct. 30, 2008.
2008
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Patel at Tribeca Cinemas Gallery in New York City on Nov. 10, 2008.
2009
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Patel arrives at the BAFTA/LA 15th Annual Awards Season Tea Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 10, 2009.
2009
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Patel attends at the National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York City on Jan. 14, 2009.
2009
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Patel and Freida Pinto at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, 2009, in Los Angeles.
2009
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Patel and Pinto at a screening of "Slumdog Millionaire" at Somerset House in London on Aug. 2, 2009.
2009
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Patel and Pinto at the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2010 Show at Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground during London Fashion Week on Sept. 22, 2009.
2010
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Patel at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.
2010
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Patel at the photocall for "The Last Airbender" at Hotel Bristol in Paris on July 9, 2010.
2011
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Patel and Pinto at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap in Antibes, France, on May 19, 2011.
2012
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Patel at the world premiere of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" on Feb. 7, 2012, in London.
2013
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Patel and Pinto at Dom Perignon and W Magazine's celebration of the Golden Globes at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2013.
2013
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Patel and Pinto at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2013.
2013
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Patel at Kari Feinstein's Pre-Emmy Style Lounge at the Andaz Hotel in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2013.
2013
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Patel and Pinto at the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Inaugural Gala in Beverly Hills on Oct. 17, 2013.
2014
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Patel at the IWC For The Love Of Cinema event at Urban Zen Loft in New York City on April 17, 2014.
2014
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Patel at the premiere of "The Road Within" at the Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 18, 2014.
2014
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Patel at the premiere of "The Newsroom" at DGA Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 4, 2014.
2015
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Patel at a photo call for the film "Chappie" at Hotel De Rome in Berlin on Feb. 27, 2015.
2015
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Patel at H&M in Times Square in New York City on March 3, 2015.
2015
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Patel at the New York premiere of "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 3, 2015.
2016
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Patel at the premiere of "The Man Who Knew Infinity" during the Tribeca Film Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas in New York City on April 15, 2016.
2016
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Patel at the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Picturehouse Central in London on Oct. 12, 2016.
2016
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Patel at the premiere of "Lion" at AFI Fest in Hollywood on Nov. 11, 2016.
2016
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Patel at the "Lion" premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Nov. 16, 2016.
2016
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Patel at a Los Angeles special screening of "Lion" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Nov. 22, 2016.
2016
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Patel at the Australian premiere of "Lion" at State Theatre in Sydney on Dec. 19, 2016.
2017
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Patel at the Build series to discuss "Lion" in New York City on Jan. 4, 2017.
2017
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Patel and Sunny Pawar at the 6th AACTA International Awards at Avalon Hollywood on Jan. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles.
2017
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Patel at the Hollywood Reporter's 5th Annual Nominees Night on Feb. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills.
2017
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Patel at the "Lion" premiere at Cinema Gaumont Opera in Paris on Feb. 10, 2017.
2017
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Patel at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 12, 2017.
2017
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Patel at a pre-Oscar event at the Montage Beverly Hills on Feb. 25, 2017.
2017
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Patel at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 26, 2017.
2017
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Patel at the 8th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, California, on Oct. 14, 2017.
2018
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Patel at the IWC booth at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva on Jan. 16, 2018.
2018
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Patel at a "Hotel Mumbai" press conference during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2018.
2018
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Armie Hammer, Patel and Tilda Cobham-Hervey at a media call ahead of the "Hotel Mumbai" Australian Premiere on Oct. 10, 2018, in Adelaide.
2019
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Patel at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva on Jan. 15, 2019.
2019
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Patel at the "Hotel Mumbai" New York Screening at the Museum of Modern Art on March 17, 2019.
2019
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Patel at the premiere of "The Personal History Of David Copperfield" during the Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on Sept. 5, 2019.
2019
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Patel at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival screening of "The Personal History Of David Copperfield" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London on Oct. 2, 2019.
2019
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Patel at the British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate in London on Dec. 1, 2019.