Robert De Niro
You’d never guess who this youngster is if you simply happened to come across this snapshot on the internet. We’re happy to inform you that it’s none other than Robert De Niro! To be honest, none of us could believe it.
We are certain that this is, in fact, the young Bobby De Niro after a comprehensive study. Today, this ordinary-looking youngster is regarded as one of the finest performers to have ever graced the silver screen.
Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake
Here’s a two-in-one snapshot of a celebrity from before they were famous. If you haven’t already guessed, the two lovely boys in this photo are pop sensation Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling, everyone’s favorite romantic comedy actor. Neither of them look too different, huh?
That’s correct, Gosling and Timberlake were friends before they were famous, and they even worked together. Years before they both built successful careers in the entertainment sector, these childhood buddies were the prettiest stars of the Mickey Mouse Club.
Bob Marley, the Jamaican artist who had a significant effect on American culture, is a legend who will be remembered for the rest of time. This photograph depicts Bob Marley in his early days with his first band, The Wailers.
The photograph was taken in 1965, while The Wailers were still together. When certain members of the band declined to tour in 1974, the band disbanded, prompting Marley to pursue a brief but successful solo career before rejoining a band.
There’s no way you’d tell which of these lads is Brad Pitt. That’s correct — one of the lads in this old basketball shot is none other than Brad Pitt, widely regarded as one of the industry’s most attractive performers.
This photograph is from 1977 and depicts the Cherokee Rejects, a Springfield, Missouri youth basketball team. If you’re still stumped as to which of these guys is Brad Pitt, he’s the youngster in the middle with the ball! Isn’t it surprising?
This American singer-songwriter has long been noted for her distinctive fashion sense and eye-catching haircuts. Even some of her earliest images from back in the day show off her distinctively styled hair! Of course, in the 1960s, everyone wanted their hair to look like this.
This photograph was shot in 1965, two years before Dolly Parton’s debut record was released. Following the release of her debut album, Hello, I’m Dolly, the singer began to rise through the ranks, eventually becoming one of the most successful American country singers.
Michael Jordan is undoubtedly one of the first names that comes to mind when you think about basketball. Jordan, who was born in 1963, grew up wanting to be a professional athlete. He worked hard to achieve his objectives, especially throughout his college years.
Michael Jordan is shown at his college dorm in 1982. It was at this point that he began putting in great amounts of work to develop his basketball career, which took off just a few years later. Lucky for him!
We’ve all had those old photographs that we’re too embarrassed to show anybody, and we’re guessing this is one of them for Bruce Wills. Since the beginning of his career, this Hollywood celebrity has gone a long way.
He is just 22 years old in this shot, and he has an outstanding hairstyle. Bruce’s family emigrated to the United States from Germany when he was two years old, and they had no idea that he would go on to have a great career in the American film business.
You know him as Batman, the DC Comics character everyone adores. Christian Bale, on the other hand, was simply a typical child back in the day. He may be one of the most well-known performers today, but he appears to have had a quite average childhood.
Here’s a picture of Christian Bale from the 1990s, before he became Batman. This haircut may surprise you, but it was appropriate for the period. You can tell Bale was constantly up to date on the newest fashions.
Bill Cosby, believe it or not, was a sports fan back in the day. Yes, the well-known American former comedian and rapist was once a Temple Owls fullback. Here’s a picture of him in his former jersey.
This photograph was shot in 1961, when Cosby was about to launch his showbiz career. Cosby had no clue that his celebrity and success would rise so swiftly after his initial stand-up comedy appearances in the 1960s. He was recently released from prison, although his legal status is still under dispute.
You may recognize him as Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars, but you have no clue what he looked like as a child. Here’s Ewan McGregor while he was in high school and played in the school orchestra. How fun is that?
He appears to be an ordinary young man who could never have imagined what his life would become as he got older. Today, he is regarded as the star of one of the world’s most popular film series by people all over the world.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones is a well-known American actor, director, and producer best remembered for his role as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive. The now 73-year-old actor is still very much a part of the Hollywood scene.
Here’s a photo of him as a high school football player from many decades ago. The Oscar winner looked very different when he was younger and had no clue what type of accomplishment awaited him in the future.
You may have seen some of Arnold’s previous images because he was a highly successful bodybuilder before becoming a Hollywood icon. He used his younger years to develop a personal brand while also dominating at fitness and bodybuilding.
His efforts undoubtedly paid off, as he landed some of Hollywood’s biggest action roles. This photograph was shot on Arnold’s first trip to the United States — the start of an extremely successful career! We’re sure he was thinking: I’ll be back.
Would you believe someone if they told you Bill Gates had a mugshot? Probably unlikely, considering that Bill Gates is one of the world’s richest and most recognized individuals, known for all of his charitable efforts that aid in the development of third-world countries.
We all done insane things when we were teenagers, and Gates is no different. This is an authentic mugshot of Bill Gates from when he was caught for speeding and driving without a license back in the day. He may be smiling, but we hope he learned his lesson.
Another great Hollywood figure — the entertaining Jim Carrey – is here. Unlike other celebrities who look nothing like their childhood photographs, Jim Carrey looks virtually exactly as he did when he was a teen.
His attitude and profession may have developed, but he still wears the same outfit while entertaining millions of people all over the world. This carefree young man grew up to become one of our generation’s most popular comedians.
The late Robin Williams will be regarded as one of the finest performers to ever grace the silver screen. Here’s a cute photo of him when he was so little that most of his admirers wouldn’t recognize him. He’s got the same smile though.
What a beautiful tribute to the amazing Robin Williams. His haircut in this photo is quite comparable to the one he wore in Steven Spielberg’s Hook, which went down in the annals as one of his many brilliant performances.
You may not know this small kid, but she is Milla Jovovich, the Resident Evil main actress. This American actress has appeared in a number of science fiction and action films and television series. She’s not nearly so badass as a small child.
She is also a model, and according to Forbes, in 2004 she was the best paid model in the world. Overall, Milla has had a very solid career in front of the camera. We’re excited to see what she will do next!
Sean Connery, the Scottish actor and producer most known for his James Bond appearances, has received several honors, including an Oscar, two BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globes (in addition to his Cecil B. DeMille Award and Henrietta Award).
Although he is now retired, we can’t dispute that Connery was a handsome man in his day. This picture of him working out was taken before he became famous. It certainly fits the several Bond characters he played over his career.
Yes, we’ve already shown you one image of Christian Bale before he became famous… but we couldn’t resist including this one as well. This picture, taken about 1988, shows Bale relaxing at his workstation with his Amstrad computer, which was one of the earliest computers on the market.
Bale is now a prominent actor with a long list of credits to his name, including Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna and Mary, Mother of Jesus. Thor: Love and Thunder, his forthcoming film, is likely to be a smash blockbuster!
Without the late great Frank Sinatra, this list would be incomplete. Sinatra was regarded as one of the most influential musical performers of the twentieth century, with fans all around the world. His music may not be to your taste, but you can’t deny his fame.
We were able to locate an old photo of Sinatra from 1938, when he was just 23 years old. This is a real-life mugshot of Sinatra taken when he was jailed for adultery and seduction, which was a serious felony back then.
If you’ve followed the life of actor Steve Buscemi, you’ll know that before he got famous, he was a fireman. This is an old photo of Buscemi from 1976, when he was still a New York fireman.
Buscemi’s career has been extremely exciting and gratifying over the previous few decades, as he rose from modest firefighter to one of Hollywood’s most popular performers. What’s funny about him is that he’s always had such a distinctive face that everyone can always recognize him in all of his myriad of roles.
Even though he looks exactly as we remember him, here’s a snapshot of Muhammad Ali before he became one of the world’s most renowned boxers. This 1961 photograph shows Ali preparing underwater for one of his future fights. Pretty intense, right?
In the 1960s, Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, was practicing in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami. All of his hard work paid off as he became a world boxing champion. Maybe more people should train in pools!
The host of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has established himself as a major figure in the entertainment world, causing us all to chuckle while keeping us up to date on current events. We especially love his obsession with Lord of the Rings.
This photograph of Colbert as a college student was shot in 1984, before he rose to prominence as an actor, writer, and television presenter. He always seemed to be a happy-go-lucky sort of guy!
Sarah Silverman is one of our generation’s most memorable stand-up comedians, and she has built a successful career for herself as an actor, writer, singer, and producer. Essentially, the woman can do it all and make you feel like you’ve learned something for yourself.
In this snapshot from the 1980s, you can see how it all began. At the age of 16, she is waiting for her first audition for the musical Gypsy. Unlike most celebrities, she didn’t have an ‘in’ with the entertainment community and relied on her own talent at the beginning.
If you’re into fine art, you’ve probably heard of Bob Ross. He was a well-known American painter and art educator, as well as a television personality, which was his main source of popularity throughout his life. Most people associate him with calm, relaxing work.
However, did you know that before committing his life to painting, Ross served in the military? This snapshot depicts Bob Ross as a master sergeant in the United States Air Force. It’s no wonder the man wanted some peace and quiet afterward.
You’ve certainly heard of Tony Hawk because of his skateboarding, but he’s much more than that. He is now the proprietor of the Birdhouse skateboard brand, as well as an actor and stuntman. Basically, he has his fingers in a lot of pies.
Tony Hawk in his adolescence in the 1980s is seen in this photograph. He had no idea how much of an influence he would have on the skateboarding and entertainment sectors at the time. We’re sure he was excited that skateboarding is finally part of the Olympics.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs
It’s not often that you encounter two outstanding minds sitting next to each other. Back in 1991, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were sitting at Steve’s house in California. Who knows how many brilliant ideas were exchanged on this particular day.
If you’re reading this, you’ve almost certainly used a Microsoft or an Apple device at some point in your life. The two IT titans are now household names for many people all over the world, owing to the original thinking of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
It’s everyone’s beloved actor, and he hasn’t changed one bit. Tom Hanks is a multi-award winning actor (including back-to-back Oscars for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump), but he still manages to feel like one of us. How does he stay so humble?
With a resume that includes Toy Story, Big, Sleepless in Seattle, Captain Phillips, The Green Mile, and The Da Vinci Code, one thing you might not know about Tom Hanks is that he has an asteroid named after him! That is correct, by the way. It’s called 12818 Tomhanks, and it has a friend named 8353 Megryan!
She’s always been adorable, especially in that weird multi-colored shirt. A generation before Destiny’s Child and Jay-Z, here’s a toothy Beyonce Knowles ready for a night on the town. With that big grin and bigger hair, it’s easy to see who this is.
We don’t know if her singing career began at the time this photo was shot, but we do know that she performed on TV at the age of seven, performing at the Sammy Awards in Texas… She hasn’t slowed down since.
In more than one film, the Oscar-winning actress kissed Ryan Gosling. Emma Stone is living her fantasy! But before all of that, she was simply a small girl whose teeth needed some TLC. That’s why braces were invented.
Emma’s gorgeous grin still lights up the room in a school shot with braces. Her first stage appearance would not arrive until she was 12 years old… So Emily (her real name) enjoyed a few years of normalcy before her acting career took hold.
You’re staring at one of the world’s finest artists and vocalists. Farrokh Bulsara is standing with a trophy, so we’re guessing he’s already composing “We Are The Champions” in his brain. Unlike Emma Stone, he continued to rock those teeth his entire life.
And, to be honest, the teeth kind of give the game away. Freddie Mercury would go on to have probably the most known singing voice of all time, but his youth in India appears to have been a simpler time with some personal glory as well.
First Lady and Presidential Candidate — very few women will ever achieve this, but here’s one of them. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Prior to Bill. Before any aspirations of sitting in the White House. Just a simple girl thinking about the camera in front of her.
Did she realize what was in store for her? What we do understand is that she had a lot of desire — she was a swimmer and softball player in her spare time, and she wrote to NASA asking how she might become an astronaut.
It’s difficult to locate a photo of Jodie Foster before she became successful because her career began at such an early age: she earned her first acting part at the age of ten! She featured opposite Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver four years later, and she hasn’t looked back since.
One intriguing fact about Jodie Foster that you may not know is that she is proficient in French. In fact, she speaks French so well that she subtitles her own films in the language. We wonder if her wife, Alexandra Hedison speaks French too.
We all know her with her flowing blonde locks, but long before her pop career took off, everyone’s favorite latina was a beauty with thick black hair. Shakira is dating Barcelona soccer player Gerard Pique and there are lots of envious males out there especially when she is ten years her senior!
Shakira is more than simply a singer and dancer; she is also a gifted linguist. She is fluent in six languages, including Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Catalan. It’s more than just a gorgeous face!
Anyone’s grin has the potential to make them famous. This is one of Julia Roberts’s earliest glamour pictures, which implies it was used to help her get auditions. What if you didn’t know who Julia Roberts was? Wouldn’t that be weird?
Of course, Julia Roberts has since gone on to act in some of our favorite films, like Notting Hill, Erin Brockovich (for which she received an Oscar), and Pretty Woman (with that scene). Hers is still one of the finest smiles in the world.
She is one of the most well-known persons on the globe, with millions of Instagram followers, her own clothing brand, an A-List spouse, and a hit TV program. But there was a time when Kim was simply a regular Catholic schoolgirl (where this photo comes from).
Let’s face it: she was stunning back then, too. Who would have guessed that many years later, she would be valued $72,000,000!? Well, maybe she did. She’s certainly always been an ambitious woman.
Stefani Germanotta was simply an ordinary girl with huge goals before meat costumes and Bradley Cooper duets. Her musical skill was clearly apparent; she spent her evenings singing at open mic nights. We have to wonder, while wearing Converse, a zip-up jacket, and a simple tank top, if she was planning on wearing ham once she made it to the big leagues.
Akon, the R&B singer, was the one who gave Lady Gaga her big break, assisting her in signing a record contract that resulted in the publication of her debut album, “The Fame,” in 2008. So, without Akon, we wouldn’t have songs like Poker Face, Paparazzi, or Just Dance. Who’d have guessed?
She began her career as a child star, landing her first appearance in a television commercial before the age of one! Hayden went on to play characters with a fiery temper in A Bug’s Life and Remember The Titans – and what we can say about Hayden is that she has no trouble playing characters with a hot temper!
Her roles have evolved throughout time. Hayden has not only been immortalized as Claire Bennet in the iconic TV program Heroes, but she has also voiced characters in video games. And to think it all began when she was just 11 months old.
You’re gazing at a youthful Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter enthusiasts. Dame Maggie Smith has enjoyed a recent rebirth owing to J.K Rowling (and Downton Abbey), but she has a long list of accomplishments. She knew she wanted to be an actor even before she became famous.
Maggie Smith went on to act on stage, television, and cinema after studying acting at Oxford Playhouse. Indeed, she was so active during her career that the Queen of England appointed her a Dame in recognition of her services to the performing arts.
Stephen Fry, one of Britain’s most adored public figures, has tried his hand at almost everything. He is a writer, actor, comedian, radio and television host, and he has read audiobooks, authored documentaries, and toured on stage to “just chat!”
But before all of that, Stephen Fry was a typical schoolboy – if getting sent to boarding school, developing a sugar addiction, and going to prison for credit card theft are considered “normal.” Fry maintains that his renowned broken nose was caused by a fall when he was six years old. Since then, it’s been an important component of his appearance.
Most actors will never win an Academy Award. Some will be lucky enough to win one. Only Katherine Hepburn has three more than Meryl Streep (with four). So it’s easy to understand why performers say Meryl Streep is their favorite actor or actress.
She is one of the most fiery and devoted actors of all time, as evidenced by one of her earliest auditions. The director referred to her as “ugly” to his kid in Italian. “I’m extremely sorry that I’m not as lovely as I should be, but, you know – this is it,” she retorted, understanding what he meant. “This is exactly what you get.”
The 44th President of the United States flaunts his funky side with a vintage ’70s ‘fro tucked behind his hat. Barack Obama, it appears, liked the 1970s just as much as his college mates… and he was just as gorgeous back then.
Obama was the first African American to lead the Harvard Law Review, he won the Nobel Peace Prize, he was President (duh), and he’s also a terrific basketball player. Is there anything this guy cannot accomplish? It looks like the answer is no!
Jerry and Ben Stiller
Jerry Stiller is an American comedy performer who, along with his wife Anne Meara, has developed a number of amusing programs. He is best recognized for his portrayal as Frank Costanza on the television sitcom Seinfeld. He also happens to be the father of another well-known Hollywood actor, Ben Stiller.
Jerry is showing his son Ben about New York City in this 1978 photograph. The two had traveled to New York to attend The Gin Game, a Broadway musical.
Here’s a picture of Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson before she became famous. Katy Perry is one of the most well-known American music performers today. She is also a songwriter and a TV judge.
Katy’s first job was in evangelical music, which she pursued before moving to Hollywood. Katy grew up singing in church choirs and aspired to be a famous vocalist on a global scale. Her job has provided her with a life full of prosperity, pleasure, and variety.
Fans of High School Musical will appreciate this adorable snapshot of Zac Efron, who played the charming character Troy Bolton in the hit adolescent film. Of course, this shot was taken long before High School Musical was on anyone’s radar.
Even though the real-life Zac Efron looks a lot different these days, he still looks a lot like Troy Bolton.
Even still, this shot will bring back memories for everyone who grew up watching High School Musical.
Even though this shot was taken before Miley auditioned for Hannah Montana, you’re certainly familiar with this visage from the Disney Channel. This pop superstar began her career on modest TV series before becoming the enormous Disney star she is today.
Miley now has a very distinct public image and millions of admirers all around the world. She’s also dabbling in a number of musical genres, such as hip hop, country music, and pop. Can you believe Miley Cyrus from the 2013 Bangerz period is the same person as this tiny girl?
We’ve saved the best for last: here’s a young Justin Bieber, the music sensation who has stolen every adolescent girl’s heart. According to her facial expressions, he even stole the heart of the small girl staring at him in this shot.
Back in the day, Justin was unquestionably one of the kindest kids around. He’s gone through numerous phases in his business and romances throughout his life, and he’s now settled for a happy married life with Hailey Rhode Bieber.
We are certain that anyone would know Angelina Jolie’s face in a crowd. Here’s a snapshot of her from when she was a low-budget film star years before she became a global sensation.
This photograph was taken in the 1990s. No one could have predicted that Jolie would become the winner of two Oscars, let alone the wife of the one and only Brad Pitt, at the time. One thing was certain: she was always stunningly attractive!
Ellen Degeneres is now well-known for her famous talk show, on which she interviews celebrities and entertains the audience with excellent humour. Ellen’s remarkable sense of humor was what inspired her to pursue a career in comedy, which culminated in considerable popularity and fortune.
However, before the Ellen Show became a huge success, Ellen Degeneres tried her hand at stand-up comedy. This image depicts Ellen back when she was chasing her aspirations! You might not recognize her because of her long hair, but she is, without a doubt, the one and only Ellen!
It’s impossible to deny that it’s weird to witness celebrities doing simple activities that we all do, such as going to Prom or eating at a local restaurant. We forget that these folks had ordinary lives before they became famous.
Here’s a snapshot of Matthew McConaughey, the world-famous Hollywood actor, heading to Prom. Despite the fact that we don’t know who his high school prom date was, it’s intriguing to view this snapshot from the 1980s.
If you know anything about Morgan Freeman, you’ll know that he didn’t become renowned until he was 50 years old. Given that he came into the spotlight at such a young age, you’d think you’d be able to discover hundreds of images of him before he became famous.
However, there aren’t many photos of Morgan Freeman before he became famous. This is one of those uncommon images from the 1970s. Morgan Freeman is today regarded as one of the most accomplished performers, noted for his distinct and engaging voice.