We all went through a rough phase growing up. Acne, pigtails, braces, glasses, you name it. Well, celebrities didn’t escape puberty either, and as hard as it may be to believe, some of the most gorgeous celebrities today looked quite different as young kids. This just comes to show that one can never lose faith growing up! If these guys could end up looking like this, there’s hope for us all!
Below is a list of today’s most famous celebrities and what they used to look like as kids. We warn you, though, you won’t be able to recognize many of them. Yes, they’ve changed that much! Try and guess who this next girl is. We’ll give you a hint – she is now one of the sexiest, most beautiful women in music show business.
Looks like your typical high school photo, doesn’t it? The braids, the little angel face, the awkward kid smile.
Little did she know at the time that she would one day become a fashion icon and symbol of style throughout the world.
Taylor Swift was quite adorable as a child, but we don’t think anyone would have ever guessed she would become the stunning young woman she is today from looking at that yearbook photo.
So girls, don’t worry, apparently those annoying braids can definitely transform into award-winning, international music stardom!
It can’t be her! Right?
You will never believe that this innocent, girl-scout looking kid turned into the badass musician she is today. Before she discovered hair-dye and crazy face-paint, this famous American singer and rapper looked like your typical suburban high-school kid.
Quite an evolution from a Lakers t-shirt in the homeroom to Gucci and Valentino dresses at the Grammys. You go girl!
However, the best part of her transformation is that, no matter how famous, we could still see she never lost her simple spirit and good heart.
Especially throughout the whole debacle with her manager, in which she stood her ground and established herself as a positive role model for young girls everywhere. We hope she never loses that spirit.
I’ll start laughing now…
This is the type of photo you would scold your parents for showing to your new girlfriend or boyfriend. Possibly one of the worst haircuts in history, this awkward kid wore it with pride, and had the 70s style glasses to boot!
That uncomfortable smile would go on to become one of the sexiest in Hollywood. We would never have thought it possible, and we’re sure he didn’t either, especially after looking at this yearbook photo. So take note, men! A little charm and a good sense of style can take you a long way.
Clooney quickly became a Hollywood icon loved by all. He is not only stunning, but sweet and charming as well.
This humble Kentucky boy took the red carpet by storm and is still considered one of the greatest actors known to date. We’d say he’s come quite a long way from that nerdy high-schooler. Two thumbs up for George!
And this guy is…
Now, we don’t know about you, but in our yearbook, this is the type of photo that would belong to the president to the A.V. club. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But when you realize who this is, it will definitely be a schock. Look at those big round glasses and that cute smile. And don’t even get us started on the 80s haircut.
However, this boy does have a special feature that we think could easily reveal his identity. That charmingly sneaky look in his eyes - which later became a show business trademark.
We would have guessed the A.V. or Math club, but, as his mother tells the story, Ryan Seacrest was always walking around with a microphone and pretending to be the host of his own show.
He wasn’t interested in cars, or sports or comics, but rather in walking around pretending he was conducting a live show. Talk about being born with a calling! All in all, you were a very cute child Ryan, but we’re VERY happy you turned out the sexy man we all know and love!
Are you sure you know him/her?
It is quite funny to see how some of the most stunning women in show business were once some of the most unattractive kids in high-school. This cute little kid, with her punk haircut and big smile, turned out to be beautiful, world-renowned model and actress January Jones.
So kids, don’t get to upset about that ridiculous-looking haircut your parents made you get. You’ll grow out of it, we promise.
Even though having a simple and humble upbringing, Jones quickly became a Hollywood hit once she hit puberty and transformed into a beautiful young lady.
She started her career with movies such as “Seeking Justice” and “Unknown. And eventually became one of the leading stars of critically-acclaimed TV show, “Mad Men”.
This funny guy is…
This yearbook photo is just hilarious. Look at those curls and that dapper jacket! It’s easy to guess this is the lovable Jamie Foxx; he has the same face! Not only does he look the same, but he has that same sweet expression on his face that makes it impossible to mistake with anyone else.
That said, we are very happy he grew into the handsome man he is today! Short hair suits him way better, don’t you agree?
Nowadays, Jamie Foxx is one of the sexiest actors in Hollywood, and he is hilarious to boot. Foxx is a very talented actor with a juicy personal life, which we will update you guys with as soon as we know more!
Last we heard he was getting romantic with actress Katie Holmes...stay tuned for more juicy details!
Do you recognize this cute kid?
Tweezers, anyone? Even with the unibrow, we’re sure this adorable young Megan Fox captured everyone’s heart with that big, gorgeous smile. However, we couldn’t have imagined she would transform into the international sex symbol she is today.
She went from bushy eyebrows and short hair to a stunning long, black mane and full, lush lips. What a transformation!
She established herself as a Hollywood queen after being one of the lead stars of the ‘Transformers’ saga, causing a worldwide stampede of boys running to theaters everywhere just to see her.
If only she could have peeked into her future back then, she herself wouldn’t have believed it!
Who is she?
This is an easy one. Zooey had that same sweet face she’s known for today. And who doesn’t love Zooey Deschanel? She’s a perfect combination of sexy and cute, with her childish hairstyles and unwavering charm.
She has the same face she did back then, only she evolved into a beautiful young woman. And best of all? It’s like she brought all the best old-school styles with her!
Zooey was raised by a Hollywood family. Her father was a famous director and her mother a beautiful actress. It follows that she would grow up to be in show businesses, and even if they weren’t sure about it, she still had that special something in her eyes that could tell she was destined for great things. We loved her in “500 Days of Summer” and the funny “New Girl”.
She definitely looks like someone we would have befriended in high school!
Easy (I think)
This photo just melts our hearts! Look at this cute little Zac Efron, with his wavy hair and his innocent eyes! You wouldn’t guess this sweet kid would become the sexy star he is today.
We’re not really sure what’s going on with the hair. Maybe this was a popular hairstyle back then? If it was, we’re happy it’s over!
Just look at him now! That gorgeous face, those abs, that hair...we could go on like this for days. Plus, the kid’s got skills. He’s acted alongside many of the big Hollywood names and held his own.
It’s hard to believe we first got to know him through High School Musical so many years ago. Feels like ages! We can’t wait to see where this hunk is headed next, and yes, we promise to keep you in the loop.
Wait… It’s … umm…
This kid is the epitome of the 80s, with the big glasses, the colorful sweater and the puffy bangs. Would you believe us if we told you this is the star of the popular chick flick ‘13 going on 30’? That’s right, you’re looking at the beautiful Jennifer Garner!
In her defense, she was rocking it back then with this classic 80s style. And she managed to stay in style throughout the years, all the way to playing the sexy ‘Elektra’, alongside her real-life husband at the time, Ben Affleck, in ‘Daredevil’.
Sorry Jen, as much as we love 80s fashion, we have to admit we are bigger fans of the elegant, chick style you’ve perfected over the years. This actress is not only physically stunning, but has set a great example of for co-parenting everywhere.
Her and ex-husband Ben Affleck have done a marvellous job at staying friends and raising their kids in harmony, always putting family values at the forefront.
Has not changed a bit
Awful haircut aside, you’d think this was a decent looking jock from your regular suburban high school, wouldn’t you? Well, this jock grew up to be a Guardian of the Galaxy, and one of the most handsome actors of our time.
Funny thing is, at the time this photo was taken, Chris Pratt was the star of his wrestling team (told you we were right about the jock thing!), and one day, the coach asked him what he planned to do with his life. We’re sure Pratt’s answer shocked the man. It wasn’t being a sports star, it wasn’t making the national wrestling team. Instead, Pratt just said: ‘I don’t know, but I know I’ll be famous and I know I’ll make a lot of money.’ Congrats Chris, you did it!
Chris Pratt came a long way from his ticket salesman days in his hometown of Minnesota.
If only he’d known he’d be selling tickets like hot cakes one day!
This cute teen is…
Big nose and crooked teeth aside, this beautiful teenager was senior class president, head cheerleader and member of the choir. But no one could predict she would become the stunning woman Blake Lively is today. Ironic thing is, Blake didn’t even want to be an actress, she wanted to go to Stanford University and imagined a completely different life for herself.
However, her parents, who were acting teachers at the time, decided to take her with them to classes instead of leaving her at home to watch TV. A simple visit to the dentist, some good fashion advice, and wonderful parenting went a long way for this stunning Hollywood princess. Thanks mom and dad!
Blake Lively is not only incredibly beautiful, but also tall, which makes her have a heart-stopping effect everytime she walks into the scene. Like when she walked into the train station at the opening scene of the famous Gossip Girl, where she played high society princess, Serena Van Der Woodsen.
As if her genes weren’t enough, she’s married to the handsome Ryan Reynolds. I mean, have you seen their kids?!
This time, it’s our turn to laugh at him. This hilarious yearbook photo of Jimmy Fallon should be used by the crew of ‘The Tonight Show’ to give our favorite TV show host a taste of his own medicine.
As if the mullet haircut weren’t enough, he just decided to start growing a mustache (and it clearly didn’t go very well). And to add the cherry on top of the cake, Fallon was thinking of becoming a Priest when this photo was taken! Talk about a change of plans!
Needless to say, we’re extremely happy he didn’t follow through with his plans. Otherwise, what would we watch when we needed a good, end-of-the-day laugh?
Fallon definitely grew out of the awkward high school phase, and we’re happy to report it, because he’s one of the most handsome hosts out there!
Boy or girl?
The big brown eyes are a bit of a giveaway, but you still couldn’t guess who this is at first glance. First of all, that short hair makes her look like a little boy! But no, this is the beautiful Cristin Milioti, who went from little tomboy to famous actress of big productions like The Wolf of Wall Street, How I Met Your Mother, and Black Mirror.
I guess it was to be expected, since this native New Jersey girl was in love with acting from an early age, performing in school plays and being part of the drama club.
This beautiful woman has not only co-starred along Hollywood giants like Leonardo Dicaprio, Billy Bob Thornton and Edie Falco, but has also won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and performed in several Broadway plays.
As if that weren’t enough, she is also an amazing singer and ukulele player! All in all, we love you Cristin, but don’t ever cut your hair that short again, please!
Who is she?
Even at an early age, you could tell this girl had attitude. Just look at her strong, ‘don’t mess with me’ face and you’re bound to figure out who this is. Originally called Amethyst Kelly, this Australian native changed her name to Iggy Azalea, the now world-famous rapper, model and TV personality living in L.A.
No wonder though, Iggy started writing rap lyrics since she was 14 years old, and clearly had style from an early age. Just look at that bright red hairband!
Iggy Azalea moved to the United States when she was only 16 years old to become a music star.
She’s won numerous awards, including an MTV Video Music Award and the People’s Choice Award, and has been nominated four times for the Grammy Awards and twelve times for the Billboard Music Awards! I’d say she made it, wouldn’t you?
This guy! I know him!
It seems no one escapes puberty and an awkward yearbook photo, not even hardcore rapper Eminem. Back when he was still known as Marshall Mathers, Eminem looked as strange and nerdy as the rest of us. Just look at those big eyes, that dark hair and that geeky smile.
He didn’t always have that sexy buzzed blonde hair, but he definitely had serious talent that propelled him to the successful hip-hop icon, record producer, songwriter, actor, and director he is today.
“Slim Shady” is not only an incredibly skilled storyteller and rapper, but also a great actor.
He surprised us all in his debut performance in ‘8 Mile’, which was loosely based on his life growing up in Detroit. Whatever he decides to do next, we hope he keeps that hair short and blonde!
Wait…. it’s… it’s…
She may look like an awkward little girl with messy hair and funny teeth, but she had the same sparkle in her eye back then - that crazy beautiful gaze that made her so special. It’s the one and only, Amy Winehouse.
She quickly grew out of those pigtails and went on to become the first ever female British singer to win 5 Grammy Awards. She went on to win several other awards; Winehouse was beloved for her one-of-a-kind, heartbreaking soul vocals and her crass, honest personality. She didn’t apologize for who she was, and we loved her for it.
Amy Winehouse told us her life story through her songs, and did it like no other artist had before. The song ‘Rehab’, which literally talked about her experience in going to drug rehabilitation, became instantly famous, breaking several world records.
Winehouse joined the infamous 27 club when she passed away in 2011. She was revered by greats, like Bob Dylan and Tony Bennett, and definitely left us way too early.
One Crazy Transformation
Could you ever have imagined that this chubby, serious looking kid would go on to become one of the most famous British stand-up comedians and movie actors in the world?! We couldn’t have! Russell Brand definitely went through a big transformation since high-school.
Brand has admitted in several occasions that he was a very lonely child with a very difficult upbringing. He suffered from Bulimia, an issue he’s been struggling with over the years.
To us, Russell Brand is a perfect example of how you can do anything you put your mind to. He has not only become a great actor, a hilarious comedian, a famous radio host and involved political activist, but he’s dated the stunning Kate Moss and is married to the talented and beautiful Katy Perry.
And if you’ve ever seen him alongside Jonah Hill in ‘Get Him To The Greek’, you’ll love him forever for making you laugh so hard.
Now this one is a shocker. Maybe you’ll recognize her by her distinctive eyes, but still, there’s no way you could ever believe this is Kate Moss’s yearbook photo!
Considered to be one of the most beautiful women of our generation, Kate Moss rose to fame as an international model in the 1990s. But this Vogue Magazine cover girl wasn’t always as stunning. Literally girls, anything is possible!
But the smirky grin and 80s bangs aside, you can still see she had a very distinctive face, and it didn’t take too long after this photo was taken for her rare beauty to be discovered. Kate was first discovered at age 14 and made the cover of a monthly British fashion magazine when she was 16 years old.
And even though she does look quite adorable in that yearbook photo, we’re glad she was quickly introduced to a hair straightener and a different haircut by the 80s London fashion world.
That Sheepish Grin Belongs to…
Ironically enough, this awkward, shy looking kid made his debut playing a popular teenage jock in the famous 80s film ‘Lucas’. But we can imagine this was far from his actual reality back in high school, judging from the geeky haircut and braces.
Little known fact though. As nerdy as he looks in this picture (we’re sure he maybe excelled at a science class or two), Piven played drums for most of his life. This New Yorker sometimes plays for a band named Bad Decisions. Maybe he was thinking of his hairdo when he came up with the name…
The talented Jeremy Piven went on to act in 90s generational classics such as ‘Singles’, ‘The Larry Sanders Show’, ‘Seinfeld’, and won a Golden Globe Award and three Emmys for his performance in HBO’s ‘Entourage’.
We thought he absolutely killed it as neurotic agent, Ari Gold - definitely one of the best TV characters ever.
As Cute As Ever
Did you know that Posh Spice was a really self-conscious teenager once? This cute ‘blast from the past’ picture shows her with a typical 80s ponytail and that cute gap between her teeth. We think she looks adorable, but she didn’t.
In fact, an 18-year Victoria Beckham would constantly tell herself it was OK that she wasn’t the skinniest and prettiest girl in her Art college. Well, I’m sure lots of girls today are telling themselves wished they looked like this former Spice girl. Ironic, huh?
Look at you now Posh! It looks like you managed to do it all - independent business woman with her own fashion brand, famous pop star, mother of four beautiful children (with hunk David Beckham), and feminine success icon all around.
Did you know that Vicky is an avid handbag collector and owns over £1.5 million worth of bags?! We’d love to take a peek into THAT closet.
From Geek to Goth
This nerdy looking girl had us all rocking to her hit song ‘Complicated’ back in 2002. Avril Lavigne still looks like a teenager, but we’re happy to see she’s outgrown the geeky glasses and mushroom haircut. Lavigne had already been on a stage by the time she was 15 years old, with none other than Shania Twain.
You can see from this photo that Avril was a nice, innocent small town girl. She always claims to have had a very happy childhood - going to school, playing hockey, spending time with her family, hanging out with her friends. And of course, meeting skater boys.
This Canadian-born pop punk princess drove the crowds crazy with her ‘Sk8r Boi’ single, establishing herself as an icon for hard core, tomboy teenage girls around the world.
Even though she became an international popstar, she says that growing up in a small town was a very happy experience that she wouldn’t trade for anything.
Guess The Frizzball
Oh, Nicole! We know how hard it was to have frizzy hair back in the 70s! No wonder this now stunningly beautiful and award-winning actress was so insecure as a teenager. Kidman has said that she even had a small stutter back then; she claims she didn’t dare to walk into a restaurant, a party or any crowded spaces by herself!
You couldn’t guess by watching her so graciously strut down the red carpet at the Oscars.
A Hawaii native, Nicole moved to Australia when she was four and started acting since primary school. “I really fell in love with it after seeing a performance of The Wizard of Oz’, she once said. This beautiful redhead made her American feature film debut with the 1990s film ‘Days of Thunder’, in which she played opposite Tom Cruise, who was her boyfriend at the time.
Nicole Kidman has become one of the world’s most sought after actresses, making film history with her performance in cinematic masterpieces, such as ‘The Hours’, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, ‘Moulin Rouge!’, ‘ Batman Forever’, ‘Dogville’ and countless others.
So cute as a kid, who could it be today?
There’s no mistaking this little girl for anyone other than Katie Holmes. She has the exact same face today as she did back then. How cute does she look with those shiny, black bangs and bow headband, though?! Katie Holmes made her debut into America’s TV sets as lovable teenager, Joey Potter, in Dawson’s Creek.
Holmes played the sweet girl next door role for 5 years, until she finally landed a gig as the leading actress in ‘Pieces of April’, a witty comedy about a dysfunctional family. She went on to star in big Hollywood films, like ‘Thank You for Smoking’ and the high grossing blockbuster ‘Batman Begins’, in 2005.
Even though she still has that same trademark baby face, Katie Holmes has become a successful entrepreneur, working as an actress, producer, director AND full-time mother of beautiful baby Suri, after she divorced her scientologist husband, Tom Cruise in 2012.
We’re rooting for you Katie!
Same Shia Different Hair
This messy haired teenager won our hearts playing Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel’s famous comedy series, Even Stevens, in 2000. Shia Labeouf is nowadays known for his weird, quirky humor and strange YouTube videos.
A Los Angeles native, Shia started performing stand-up bits when he was only 10 years old. Can you imagine walking into a comedy club in California in the mid-90s and seeing this little kid on stage?
Even though Shia couldn’t look more like your typical American, happy, bike-riding kid in this yearbook photo, he actually grew up in a poor neighborhood.
However, he has always said he had a happy childhood - which is obvious from his yearbook picture. And that bead necklace you see around his neck...probably a gift from his parents, who were true hippies.
The Same Serious Face
This endearing little kid with the serious face, the adorable striped suit and the mushroom-shaped haircut is none other than Robert Pattinson!
This picture was taken during his time at The Harrodian, a private day school in London. Pattinson joined the school’s sophisticated theater program and thus began his love of acting.
This English stud has come a long way since his days as a sweet, innocent looking kid. Now considered one of Hollywood’s most famous actors, Pattinson conquered the hearts of teenage girls worldwide.
First with his role as cute Hogwarts’ student, Cedric, in the Harry Potter films, and then as hunky vampire, Edward Cullen, in the Twilight movie saga.
The glasses are gone today
Gotta love the sneaky smirk on this kid’s face! It looks like he just pulled off some practical joke and is secretly smiling about it. Ladies and gentlemen, this skinny little guy is a young Jake Gyllenhaal, one of the the most talented and sexy actors of our time.
Then again, he had already made his film debut when this photo was taken. At age 10 Jake played Billy Crystal’s son in the feel-good classic movie ‘City Slickers’.
His particular acting style has earned him brilliant character roles over the years. There is definitely something griping about the Gyllenhaal's performance. Jake has become the favorite of the world’s best film directors, such as David Fincher, Sam Mendes and Ang Lee. And of course, no one will ever forget him in the cult classic, ‘Donnie Darko’.
Maybe his acting skills set in early, but his gorgeous looks took a little bit longer! It was worth the wait, though.
What’s her name?!
This Bronx beauty began singing and dancing at the age of five, and apparently has an embarrassing teenage high school photo just like the rest of us. But her days as a naive, puffy haired teen wouldn’t last long, as she went on to become one of the sexiest divas of our time.
Even so, it’s hard not to recognize J.Lo from this old photo. Her style may have dramatically changed, but she already had the strong, beautiful latin features that define her today.
Jenny from the block became an international superstar, and there was never a dull moment along the way.
We can all remember her days as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, the infamous Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammys, her portrayal of the famous latin singer in the movie Selena, and her relationships with big showbiz names, like Puff Daddy, Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony, and others. Still, Jennifer Lopez is considered one of the sexiest women in the world. And how can she not, with her long thick locks and perfectly shaped body? Good for you, Jen!
You don’t know her!
Before she was a double-d, she was a mullet-wearing, typical looking kid. But this innocent kid had no idea she was to become every man’s crush one day. Yes, we’re talking about the infamous Pamela Anderson.
Were you able to recognize the eyes? It’s amazing what a blonde hair dye and a few thousand bucks of surgery can do.
After having a minor role in the American sitcom, ‘Home Improvement’, Anderson became the ultimate beach babe in her lifeguard role in Baywatch.
And who can forget her in the 90s science fiction classic, ‘Barb Wire’?
Just a Little Effort and…
We don’t know about you, but this big-eared little boy makes us want to pinch his cheeks and give him a hug! Even though now he is a world-known celebrity D.J., producer, and singer, Calvin Harris wasn’t always as attractive as he is today. Becoming a popular figure in the music industry definitely helped improve his looks. Big time.
But hey, this awkward teenager was committed to his art. Did you know Harris stocked shelves and worked in a fish factory while in high school in order to afford his first D.J. gear?
Harris’ songs have made it to number one on every music chart, he’s dated celebrity beauties like Taylor Swift and Ellie Goulding, he’s hosted videos with Katy Perry and Florence Welch, and become one of the most desired men in the world.
So listen up boys! Invest a little money in a hair comb and some decent clothing, and bam! The sky's the limit.
This guy is a joke. Even back then, he was so gorgeous that his yearbook photo looks like a headshot for a modeling agency. Brad Pitt, who’s been voted most beautiful man in the world for years, was very popular in high school, and an active sports enthusiast.
He played golf and tennis and swam for the school team; he was part of the debate team and many school musicals. We’re sure this stud had no trouble finding a date for prom!
Brad Pitt has an unparalleled talent for acting that has made him one of the best actors in Hollywood history. He’s been in so many of our favorite movies that it’s impossible to list them all.
After his 1989 debut with the slasher film ‘Cutting Class’, he went on to make ‘Legends of the Fall’ and established himself as a staple of American cinema. As if working for Tarantino, Scorsese and Spielberg and starring in ‘Fight Club’ weren’t enough, he’s married to Angelina Jolie. Need we say more?
This Cool kid must be…
That cocky look can only mean one thing - a young Ben Affleck! Apparently, Affleck never had self-esteem issues, not even back in high school.
Of course, this doesn’t mean he had it easy. He had quite a rough childhood, considering his father was a raging alcoholic and his parents separated when he was only 12 years old.
Fortunately, things got much better for Benny as he started collaborating in projects with his buddies Matt Damon and Kevin Smith. He made his film debut as teenager in the famous cult movie ‘Dazed and Confused’.
Nowadays, Affleck is a respected actor, producer, and screenwriter, and one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
I’m sure you know this…
This guy was surely class president back in the day. Just look at his perfectly combed hair (with gel and everything), that perfectly done tie and that million-dollar smile. There’s no room for confusion here, Bradley Cooper may have outgrown the gel and the tie, but not his pretty face.
Ironic thing is, he tells the story of how he never felt handsome growing up, and how he was often mistaken for a girl because his mother liked him with his hair long!
We can bet no one mistakes him for a woman now - it’s impossible to do so when looking at this gorgeous man.
Nominated for four Academy Awards and two Golden Globes, Cooper has the brains AND the beauty. He is a superb actor, and apparently director too! Have you checked you his new movie, ‘A Star is Born’?
She always wanted a ring
The hairdo may look like a wig and the outfit too childish, but this girl is a stunner, and obviously, it’s our beloved Beyonce Knowles.
While she may have looked like a shy schoolgirl, Beyonce’s voice was filling up the halls from an early age - she was in dance class and choir practice from an early age. Little did she know she’d be the queen of pop one day, becoming one of the highest paid music stars in history.
Beyonce’s stage performances have been acclaimed all over the world as being some of the most spectacular music shows in the world. She not only has an incredible voice, but also a mesmerizing presence on stage.
Queen B, husband Jay-Z and their three beautiful children get out vote for most amazing music family of the year!
The voice of God
Can you imagine having this gaze staring back at you in homeroom? You’d never listen to the teacher, he seems to have all the answers anyway! Pair that with a deep, wise voice and we’ve got ourselves the famous Morgan Freeman. This brilliant man has been acting since he was 9 years old, when he first starred in a school play.
A few months before this yearbook photo was taken, Freeman contracted pneumonia at the age of 16 and nearly died. Can you imagine a world without Morgan Freeman’s acting and voice? Thank god we didn’t have to!
He has been nominated for five Academy Awards, one of which he won for supporting actor in the superb film ‘Million Dollar Baby’. Freeman has been acting for decades and performed in films which have marked the history of cinema forever - movies such as ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ became forever engraved in the hearts of Americans.
He also won a Golden Globe and received a SAG lifetime achievement award. And on top of everything, he’s a beekeeper and owns a blues’ club! We love you Morgan!
This everyday teen turned into…
This beautiful blonde teenager looks like your typical high school prom queen and head cheerleader, doesn’t she? But actually, Jennifer Lawrence’s high school years were tough.
She’s admitted in several occasions that her childhood and adolescence were filled with anxiety and insecurity. Fortunately for her (and us), she quickly found her calling the first time she ever got on a stage. She went on to become one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses and never suffered from anxiety again.
This pretty young lady definitely found her calling in life. She has blossomed into a terrific actress, working alongside She was the highest paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016, and she is the only actress her age to have ever won an Oscar.
At only 28 years old, she conquered screens worldwide as brave heroin Katniss in ‘The Hunger Games’. Good for you, Jen!
Can you recognize his happiness?
Now this yearbook photo has style - what a perfect afro and stylish shirt. Seems Pharrell Williams was always a cool kid, loving music from an early age. Pharrell played the drums and keyboards in high school.
He was in a marching band, which is where he met Chad Hugo, the other founding member of their band, The Neptunes, in the 90s. We don’t know if they teased him about the hair, but we can assure you the joke’s on them.
Pharrell Williams is a self-made music star. Not only did he go on to become one of the most influential hip hop, R&B and funk singers in the world, but he does it with an impeccable sense of fashion and a beautiful smile.
Williams has won 10 Grammy Awards and we wouldn’t be surprised if he just kept racking them up in coming years. Simply put, this guy makes us ‘happy’.
This funny hairdo belongs to…
And the class prize for best hair goes to… Jerry Seinfeld! Look at those flowing locks of hair and those defined, bushy eyebrows. How did no one bag this kid for a hair conditioner commercial? Actually, we’re sure Seinfeld must have use this exact photo as part of a stand-up bit at some point in his career.
Seinfeld had a nice, simple childhood in Massapequa, New York; he literally grew up listening to comedy thanks to his father, a Hungarian with a great collection of jokes he had jotted down during WWII.
Seinfeld paved his own way to fame by diving into the stand-up comedy scene in 1970s New York. He performed in countless open mic nights and bars all over the city until finally appearing in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO Special. And the rest is history.
Jerry went on to have his own sitcom, “Seinfeld”, which ran for 9 years and reached a record breaking 76 million viewers during the series’ season finale. Jerry Seinfeld became one of the most famous entertainers in the world, as well as the highest paid.
This serious guy is…
Well this is a hilarious transformation. Would you believe us if we told you this was Snoop Dogg’s yearbook photo?! Don’t worry, we wouldn’t either. But it is.
The proper, innocent boy haircut and colgate-white smile may throw you off-track. But make no mistake, our beloved rapper was getting into trouble even back then. Young Calvin (Snoop’s real name) was involved in high school gangs and even spent a short time in prison. But man, can he rap!
His run-ins with the law don’t take away Snoop Dogg’s incredible talent and artistic creativity. Ever since he was discovered by Dr. Dre, this bad boy rapper has gone on to sell over 3 million records worldwide. He’s won an American Music Award and received 17 nominations for a Grammy Award.
Well, seems like he didn’t have to completely clean up his act to get somewhere in life, after all. It even seems he got more gangsta’ as time went on!
You’ll never guess…
Wow! This one is a real shocker. You could never guess who this is just by looking at this yearbook photo. This skinny little guy with the huge nerdy glasses is no one other than hottie actor Joe Manganiello.
As you can clearly see from the basketball he’s holding, which looks bigger than him at the time, Joe was involved in school sports and was an excellent student.
This truly is a story of an ugly duckling turning into a prince. Nowadays, Manganiello is an award-winning actor, writer and director, and if that weren’t enough, he’s married to one of the sexiest, most beautiful women alive - Sofia Vergara.
He made it to the big leagues with Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Magic Mike’, ‘True Blood’ and ‘Justice League’.
Once a Diva, always a diva
Not a hard guess, even with the frizzy, oversized hairdue. In fact, the hair may be the giveaway. The young Mariah Carey was already a diva in her teenage years, styling that big, awesome smile and carefree spirit everywhere she went.
And this is precisely one of the things we love about her, because her childhood was anything but easy. Mariah suffered a lot of racial discrimination throughout her life, due to the fact that she came from an interracial couple.
But no matter how big the trouble, Mariah Carey still made it ‘Glitter’ and achieved her dream of becoming a music diva of the ages.
With over 200 million records sold, Carey is one of the best selling musicians of all time. She’s won 5 Grammy Awards and 14 Billboard Music Awards. Time to comb that hair for the red carpet girl!
Yippee ki yay, it’s…
One of our favorite yearbook pictures yet, it almost looks as if it’s photoshopped. Is it really possible that this weird looking, mushroom haircut, tie-wearing teenager is Die Hard’s Bruce Willis? The answer is yes.
And as if he didn’t look awkward enough, Willis had a really bad stutter when he was young, and, oddly enough, it only went away when he read his acting lines on stage.
Needless to say, acting became like therapy for Willis and so he dedicated his life to it. Today, he has appeared in over 60 films with some of the greatest actors and directors in the world. After the world-famous ‘Die-Hard’ saga, he went on to act in ‘Armageddon’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘The Sixth Sense’ and countless others.
This German-born actor has become an action film icon that has no resemblance to the young, insecure teen in the photo. Again, anything is possible if you follow your dreams! (and get a haircut)
Does he look funny?
Looks like such an adorable, funny kid. No wonder Eddie Murphy grew up to be one of the world’s most hilarious and successful comedians. However, his childhood wasn’t hilarious at all - his father died when he was only 8 and he was forced to go to foster care when his mother got sick shortly after.
The amazing thing is, Murphy says he used these hardships and turned them into humor, which ultimately saved his life.
No one can ever forget that famous fart scene from ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘Dr. Doolittle’ or the 1980s classic ‘Beverly Hills Cop’. Eddie is considered one of the top ten comedians of all times by Comedy Central and has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award and once for an Academy Award.
He is a natural-born comedian with an intoxicating stage presence - we just can’t stop looking any time he’s in front of the camera! Well done Mr. Murphy, you’ve certainly come a long way.
Romantic or evil? Mathew McConaughey
Who other than Matthew McConaughey could have had such a charming smile and gorgeous blond hair? Unsurprisingly, Matthew was voted ‘most handsome’ in his high school yearbook.
But being one of the most popular kids in school didn’t keep him from having a rough childhood. His parents got married three times, after divorcing twice. And his two older brothers were no picnic either.
McConaughey made his break as a droopy-eyed teen in ‘Dazed and Confused’, and went on to play a leading role in several critically-acclaimed movies like ‘Amistad’ and ‘Contact’.
He’s done countless romantic comedies, until landing more serious roles, in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Mud’ and the brilliant ‘Dallas Buyers’ Club’, where he reminds us of what an incredible talent he has as an actor.
Can you see the vision in his eyes?
Even in his yearbook photo, Spielberg has that all-knowing gaze, as if he were staring into the beyond, looking at something none of us can see. Can you believe that when this photo was taken, young Steven had already filmed several amateur projects using his parent’s video camera and asking friends to play actors.
This picture looks more like a movie star magazine cover and less like a nerdy teenage boy yearbook shot!
Spielberg made it a long way from those amateur films with dad’s video camera. He has single-handedly paved the way for young directors by being one of the pioneers of the Hollywood era.
Steven Spielberg’s films have been historical landmarks in cinema, shaping many of the movies we see today. Imagine a childhood without ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘E.T.’, ‘Jurassic Park’, or ‘Jaws’ - it’s simply not possible. This bow-tie wearing teenager changed our lives with his films - and we’re so happy he did.
Can you recognize this guy?
This is by far one of the most handsome yearbook photos we’ve seen. Want to try and guess who this gorgeous young man is? It’s Tommy Lee Jones! Now that’s what we call a 360 degree change.
Before he played the serious U.S. Marshall in the famous movie ‘The Fugitive’, Tommy Lee Jones was a popular football jock throughout high school. Apparently, he was quite the ladies man, too. And why wouldn’t he be? Look at those eyes and that perfect hair!
Tommy Lee Jones
Jones has become a very popular Hollywood actor and is very talented at playing the ‘detective’ role. Maybe it has to do with his serious facial expression, or maybe that’s just his real-life personality.
Whatever the reason, no one plays the honest cop’ better than him. Just look at him in the ‘Men in Black’ sagas, or ‘No Country for Old Men’.
This fresh looking prince is…
Will, you were as stunning then as you are now. There’s no point in even guessing, we would recognize that face a mile away. Will Smith looks so handsome and cool in his yearbook photo - no wonder he would soon be cast as ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’.
This nice-looking kid got into MIT, but turned it down after deciding he wanted to become a rapper. Whoever said you need to attend a prestigious college to make something of yourself?
It’s hard to imagine that an MIT graduate is worth $250 million. Will Smith has broken the record for the only actor in history to have 8 consecutive films make over $100 million in domestic box office profits. He’s a singer, rapper, actor, producer, comedian, and director. In fact, I don’t think there’s anything this man can’t do.
He’s played Muhammad Ali in ‘Ali’, he’s made us cry with ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, and entertained us with films like ‘Independence Day’, ‘Wild Wild West’, ‘I Am Legend’, and countless others.
So… who’s the kid in the photo?
This kid is named John. And no, he’s not famous. So why are we posting his picture, you might be wondering. We’ll tell you why. This hilarious photo became famous when it started circulating the internet some time ago. After going viral, the Daily Mail decided to look John up and ask him about the photo. He simply said, “It’s my fourth grade picture, and soon after it was taken my parents got me contacts. Out of pity, I imagine” The picture became famous for the kid’s hilarious look and many gallery articles have used it as their opening photo.
After all these famous celebrities, we thought we’d show you a picture that’s simply famous for being so funny.