Celebrities may seem to “age” less than the average person, but it’s still hard to tell who some of the young stars in these vintage photos actually are. (Stephen Colbert will blow your mind!) Seriously, you’ll do a couple double-takes when you find out!
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Keep scrolling to see your favorite celebrities before they were famous.
John Goodman young
This shot is from a commercial John Goodman shot in the '80s for Foot Locker.
Before They Were Famous Clint Eastwood
This photo from 1956 confirms that Clint Eastwood was always a handsome man!
Before They Were Famous Bob Ross
Bob Ross's hair is naturally straight, but according to his longtime partner, Annette Kowalski, the painter got his hair permed after leaving the Air Force because he wanted to save money on haircuts.
020817 Ryan Seacrest
The former American Idol host revealed he struggled with his weight as a child. His experiences being teased still motivate him to eat right and hit the gym today.
Steven Seagal Young
In his heyday, Steven Seagal wore his long hair in a ponytail, but here you can see it in all its untamed glory.
Before They Were Famous Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman's tie adds an extra classy touch to this '80s photo — such a dapper young gentleman!
121316 Sean Connery
You can almost hear him say his famous, "Bond. James Bond."
Before They Were Famous The Rock
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne Johnson circa 1970 had yet to grow into his hulking 6-foot-5-inch frame.
Before They Were Famous Alex Trebek
In 1963, Alex Trebek was the host of a whole different kind of show, CBC's Music Hop.
Before They Were Famous Weird Al
'Weird Al' Yankovic
Do you think the teenage singer and comedian was "weird" yet?
Before They Were Famous Anthony Bourdain
We don't know when this was taken, but the hair screams 1970s. RIP Anthony Bourdain.
Before They Were Famous Bee Gees
The Bee Gees
Twenty years before their "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack topped the charts, the kings of disco wore matching outfits in Australia!
Before They Were Famous Bruce Springsteen
This was taken in the mid-'70s a couple of years before the Boss skyrocketed to fame.
Before They Were Famous Leonard Nimoy
Even without the ears and eyebrows, you can tell right away that this 1950s photo is of Spock.
Before They Were Famous Jack Nicholson
The 1960s looked good on the future Joker.
Before They Were Famous Burt Reynolds
Plain and simple, young Burt Reynolds was a hunk.
Young Dolly Parton
If there's one thing Dolly Parton has never been, it's boring!
Before They Were Famous Sam Elliott
This is in the actor's Mission Impossible days (the TV show, not the movies).
Before They Were Famous Paul Mccartney
He was already a household name (and then some), but in this photo from the '70s, Sir Paul is going incognito!
Ellen Degeneres Stand Up
Even Ellen Degeneres made some hair mistakes in the '80s.
Morgan Freeman Young
Morgan Freeman was part of the original cast of the educational show The Electric Company.
Halle Berry Miss World
It's no surprise the actress came close to winning the 1986 Miss USA competition.
Young Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn worked as a chorus girl in the late 1940s before she made it big.
James Earl Jones Young
James Earl Jones
Remember when the famous voice actor shaved his head for the role of Jack Johnson in Great White Hope?
The King was about to make it big in this 1954 photo.
Young George Clooney
George Clooney is a certified silver fox and leading man, but in his early days he played a handyman on The Facts of Life.
Young Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn was working as a dancer (she even owned her own dance school!) before she made her big-screen debut.
Did you know that Oprah Winfrey's real name is actually Orpah? Lots of people had trouble pronouncing Winfrey's birth name, so "Oprah" just stuck.
Young Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston before she was everyone's best Friend.
Young Marilyn Monroe
Young Marilyn Monroe, or Norma Jeane, was still a heartbreaker!
Young Richard Gere
Pre-Pretty Woman fame, Richard Gere found work playing Danny Zuko in a stage version of Grease.
Young Patrick Swayze
Do you remember Patrick Swayze as a street gang leader in The Renegades?
Celine Dion Young
In 1981, Celine Dion's manager, Rene Angelil, mortgaged his home to fund her first album. When this photo was taken three years later, 16-year-old Dion had just released her sixth album, Mélanie.
Marlon Brando Young
Seven-year-old Marlon Brando practices his acting skills in an adorable cowboy costume.
Angelina Jolie Young
A young Jon Voigt holds his newborn daughter, Angelina, in 1974.
Brad Pitt Young
A fresh-faced Brad Pitt was just starting to earn television and movie roles in the late '80s.
Nicole Kidman Young
Nicole Kidman embraced her natural red curls in 1983.
Leonardo Dicaprio Young
In 1990, a young Leonardo DiCaprio was cast in Parenthood, a TV show based on the 1989 film starring Steve Martin. The show only lasted one season before it was cancelled, but that certainly didn't affect DiCaprio's career.
Before They Were Famous Zz Top
Did you ever think you'd see this band without their signature facial hair?
Jim Carrey Young
Funnyman Jim Carrey was just a struggling comedian in Canada in 1981 when this photo was taken.
Young Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks got his big break on the 1980 show Bossom Buddies, in which he and Peter Scolari play a cross-dressing duo who pretend to be women to score cheap rent in an all-female apartment — a plot line that would probably not fly today.
Sarah Jessica Parker Young
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker was just 11 when she made her Broadway debut in the The Innocents.
Young Rob Lowe
Fifteen-year-old Rob Lowe, and his luscious locks, made his acting debut on A New Kind of Family, a TV show that lasted for only one season.
Before They Were Famous Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter in the '70s before his acting career took off. We sure wouldn't mind him coming over to work on our house!
Susan Sarandon Young
In 1971, Susan Sarandon made her TV debut in one episode of the daytime soap opera A World Apart.
Before They Were Famous Stephen Colbert
Hard to believe, right?!
Henry Winkler Young
Long before he was The Fonz, Henry Winkler was just a kid growing up on Manhattan's West Side.
020117 Bon Jovi
Even as a youngster, Jon Bon Jovi had some great hair!
Maryl Streep Young
Young Meryl Streep entertained a different kind of audience as a high school cheerleader in 1966.
This story originally appeared on our sister site First for Women.