But in their new upcoming movie for Netflix, "Hillbilly Elegy," you're going to have a hard time recognizing them.
Netflix released the trailer Wednesday, and here's your first look at Mawmaw (Close) and Bev (Adams), plus Bev's son J.D., and their troubled relationship:
Yeah, that's pretty unrecognizable! Both women have teased-out, tangled hair that symbolizes the tangled, difficult relationship they share, and they're shown not exactly living a life of glamour in the trailer.
Instead, we're seeing a story of regret and sorrow — but also a lot of determination among this blue collar family to make things better for themselves. The film's based on The New York Times' 2016 bestseller "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," written by J.D. Vance. He tells the story of growing in Middletown, Ohio, among a family with traditional Appalachian values.
"I thought your momma was gonna be all right, be happy," the "Terminator" film-loving Mawmaw says in the trailer. "I know I could've done better, but you gotta decide: You want to be somebody or not?"
The movie, directed by Ron Howard, has been slowly making its way to the screen since 2017; Netflix came on board in 2019 after a bidding war.
And we can see why: The film appears well-made ... and definitely Oscar bait. Close and Adams have 13 Academy Award nominations between them, and not one win.
So get your tissues ready and settle in for a good old-fashioned emotional roller coaster. "Hillbilly Elegy" will be available on Netflix and select theaters starting Nov. 24.