Do You Recognize These Celebrities Before They Were Famous?

It's Monday. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling a little heavy with life. My personal heavy-life solution is to laugh, so in addition to scrolling through my favorite tweets and catching up on Parks and Rec, I will now present you with photos of celebrities before they were famous. 

Let the very necessary shallow catharsis begin.

Scroll to the bottom for all the answers. There are sixteen. I hope you're victorious, my friends. 

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We'll start with a slow pitch.

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Last one.

Aaaaand let's see how you did. 

 

One.

Nicole Kidman.

This was a slow pitch, but I think we all need a little pick-me-up today, and seeing a very cute but very different young Nicole gives me hope for the future. It's amazing what a good makeup artist and a hair straightener will do. P.S. She's a mythological creature. No person should be that striking.

 

Two.

Victoria Beckham.

I mean, WHOA. Side pony in the house. Also she's 40 years old. Let's all feel awesome about that for a minute. She also probably hasn't eaten a cookie in ten years, so joke's on her. 

 

Three.

Michael Douglas.

Well, hello there, Mr. Jawline. Welcome to our party. Young Michael looks like one of my college professors. Imagine him wearing a corduroy jacket and teaching you about Southern literature. Swoon. It's a miracle I didn't fail that class. 

 

Four.

Keira Knightley.

She deserves two after pictures. Cute little girl. Crazy hot woman. Flawless and adorable and has gotten to kiss James McAvoy, so Keira for the win.

 

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Tina Fey.

Tina is my everything. My idol, my muse, my spirit animal, the weird older cousin I never had. She writes about those luscious Greek eyebrows in her book, Bossypants. Which I thought was perfection until I listened to the audiobook - read by her - and lost my mind. Heart love, Tinagirl.

 

Six.

Demi Moore.

Not a fan of Demi. But this throwback is one that looks like her and also totally doesn't. It's eerie. Always a pretty lady though. And another one who looks stupid good older than younger. Why do I do this to myself.

 

Seven.

David Hasselhoff.

The Hoff. Surprisingly handsome and clean-cut as a young man. I wonder if that dude knew of how many parodies would be done of him in the future.

 

Eight.

Sean Penn.

Umm, I thought that first picture was the original inspiration for Rachel McAdams' character in Mean Girls. But no. 

 

Nine.

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Robert Downey, Jr.

This one. Super obvious. But we all need a little RDJ in the morning. (I. LOVE. THIS. MAN.)

 

Ten.

David Letterman.

We'll miss you, Dave. You're the best.

 

Eleven.

Matt Lauer.

You show me a lady who wouldn't watch The Today Show with the volume off as long as Matt's on screen, and I'll show you a liar. 

 

Twelve.

Renee Zellweger.

ALERT: These are ALL Renee Zellweger. That last photo is from a few months ago. You can see her EYES. Because I'm insane and have nothing better to do than feed my family and weed my yard, I read the opinions of several plastic surgeons on what they think happened (botox, chin implant, weight loss that took the fullness out of her face). Seriously though what is happening. 

 

Thirteen.

Stephen Colbert.

Umm, bearded hipster hottie up in here! Good luck taking over for Dave, Stephen. You inherit shoes of snark, and I believe you just might be able to fill them.

 

Fourteen.

Vince Vaughn.

I've always thought Vince Vaughn is handsome, but that sweet smile and the curly mop? I bet he had sooo many girls crushing on him in high school. 

 

Fifteen.

Zooey Deschanel.

There is hope, Awkard Middle School Girls. There is so much hope.

Sixteen.

Joe Biden.

You GUYS. Our Vice President used to be hawt. I suddenly feel an intense rush of patriotism. 

 

Sometimes we need a shot of silly before we tackle the serious, and that's okay. So go forth and Monday, you guys. We got this.

 

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