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Something weird about celebrities is that we seem to always have a set idea of what they look like in our minds. The moment they become famous, we crystalize their image, and think that must be what they've looked like forever.

But (obviously) this is not the case. Celebrities we know in their more senior years were once young too. It's just that actually seeing these youthful versions of our favorite stars is ... kinda freaky. Don't believe us? Scroll on.

Jack Nicholson

Modern day Jack Nicholson at red carpet event.

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First up on our list of celebrities when they were young is Shining star Jack Nicholson.

It seems this famous womanizer was born as a semi-grizzled old man.

Not the case.

A young Jack Nicholson

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But even in his high-school yearbook photo, there was a certain glint in his eye. Isn't seeing actors when they were young weird?

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders speaks from a podium.

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Next on our list of celebrities before they were famous is Bernie Sanders.

The Presidential hopeful was relatively unknown until the past few years.

But here he is at college.

A young Bernie Sanders surrounded by paper.

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Looking rather like Sasha Baren-Cohen, right? Seeing these celebrity young pictures is kind of unnerving.

Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman at a film premiere.

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The next entry on our list of older actors when they were young is the talented Alan Rickman.

Though he had an illustrious acting career, to many of us, he'll always be Snape.

Which makes seeing him as a student rather strange.

A young Alan Rickman smoking in school.

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But this image of a teenage high-school student Rickman prove he's always been a Slytherin. Famous people when they were young, who'd have thought?

Betty White

Mature Betty White looking into camera

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Who's next on our list of celebrities when they were young? Why it's Golden Girls star and national treasure, Betty White!

The actress with a career spanning decades is now best known as a fierce old lady.

But check out this glamorous shot.

Glamorous shot of Betty White posing with a pillar.

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It's clear that in her youth, White was a starlet akin to many we remember as Hollywood greats. Seeing actors when they were young can be so heart warming.

Bill Nye

Modern day Billy Nye at press event.

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Here comes our next entry of celebrities before they were famous, and his name is Bill Nye.

Everyone's favorite science guy is best known in his older state.

But check this out!

Young Bill Nye working in his lab.

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Young Bill Nye - perhaps only recognizable because of his lab location. Celebrity young pictures are truly a piece of the past.

Maggie Smith

Modern day Maggie Smith smiling at camera.

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Ever wanted to see these older actors when they were young?

Smith started her acting career in theater, and only became a movie star relatively late in life.

Check out young Professor McGonagall!

black and white photo of a young Maggie Smith.

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She looks every inch the Hollywood star - and it's freaking us out! We told you seeing these famous people when they were young would be cool.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden sitting next to the American flag.

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Ready for some more celebrity young pictures?

The previous (sob) Vice President gained celebrity in his later decades.

But look at baby Biden!

Young Joe Biden on a warm sunny day.

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Young Joe Biden was hot. We're not ashamed to say it! Seeing celebrities when they were young is weird, but it can also be kinda sexy...

Jeremy Clarkson

Modern day Jeremy Clarkson in black suit and tie.

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It seems The Grand Tour's host sprung from the womb as a cantankerous old man. But check out these celebrities before they were famous, you won't be disappointed!

But back in the day ...

Young Jeremy Clarkson in turtleneck

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Clarkson had a much more "can I speak to the manager" vibe. Okay, some of these celebrity young pictures are just getting weird.

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper performing at a concert.

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Who's next on our list of famous people when they were young? Why, it's rock singer Alice Cooper.

This rockstar seems to have looked exactly the same since he first rose to fame in the '80s.

Not the case!

Young Alice Cooper posing with a puppy.

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As a kid, Cooper presented a surprisingly clean-cut figure.

31. John Wayne

John Wayne postage stamp.

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Up next on our list of actors when they were young is ​The Searchers ​star, John Wayne. The actor is cemented as a grizzled cowboy in our minds.

But in his youth ...

Young John Wayne looks into camera.

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Wayne was actually pretty bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Who knew these older actors when they were young could be so goddamn sexy!

Clint Eastwood

Modern day Clint Eastwood at Hollywood event.

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Next on our list of celebrities when they were young is another famous Western movie star. To most of us, Dirty Harry is an old and (sometimes) dignified man. Remember when he yelled at that chair?

But here he is as a whipper-snapper.

Shirtless young Clint Eastwood uses a pay phone.

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Pre-big-break - but still as recognizable as ever. Actors when they were young, sparking new Hollywood crushes like there's no tomorrow.

Christopher Walken

Modern day Christopher Walken at event.

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Next on our list of celebrities before they were famous, we have Christopher Walken. Have you ever seen this iconic actor as anything other than an adult?

Well, here's teenage Walken.

Young Christopher Walken posing for black and white photo.

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Looking (weirdly enough) like a male Scarlett Johanssen. Who knew looking at older actors when they were young could be so interesting!

Bob Marley

Vintage Bob Marley poster.

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Our next entry on our list of famous people when they were young is Jamaican singer, Bob Marley. Have you ever seen the reggae star without his trademark dreads?

Well, now you have.

old black and white photo of a young Bob Marley.

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Here's Marley aged just twenty years old on his wedding day. We wouldn't have recognized him! Looking at celebrity young pictures is such a mind-bending experience.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg posing at film event.

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On our list of celebrities when they were young is influential director, Steven Spielberg. Despite his heyday being in the '90s, we always picture Speilberg as an older gent.

But here he is back in his younger days.

Young Steven Spielberg posing on top of the shark puppet from Jaws.

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Riding the Jaws shark with quite the hairdo and mustache combo. Some of these celebrity young pictures are just fun!

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges at the Golden Globes award.

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Up next on our list of actors when they were young is Hollywood star, Jeff Bridges. The Dude has pretty much always looked the same, right?

Wrong!

Young Jeff Bridges on a sunny day.

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Look at young Jeff Bridges! We are shook. Again, some of these celebrities before they were famous were straight up eye-candy!

Albert Einstein

Classic photo of Albert Einstein.

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The most famous snaps of the scientist tend to depict him as an older gentleman.

But hey, he was young once, too.

Old photo of young Albert Einstein.

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It's so strange to see him without that cloud of puffy white hair!

Carrie Fisher

Mature Carrie Fisher at a book signing.

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Up next on our list of older actors when they were young is Star Wars star, Carrie Fisher. Although you may recognize her as Princess Leia, the star tends to be remembered as an older lady.

But here she is as a youth.

Young Carrie Fisher posing against gateway.

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The cheeky smile was always there, though. Ready for more pictures of famous people when they were young?

Bill Murray

Modern day Bill Murray at Casino drinking cocktail.

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Pp next in our line up of older actors when they were young is Ghostbusters star, Bill Murray. The internet's favorite living meme found viral fame late in life.

But check out this old pic!

Young Bill Murray with large moustache.

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Incredible mustache work displayed here. Can we appreciate these celebrity young pictures for the facial hair alone?

Martha Stewart

Modern day Martha Stewart laughing at Camera.

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To us, she's always been the ultimate Mom figure. But these famous people when they were young looked very different.

But look at her as a young babe.

Young Martha Stewart posing with a cow on a farm.

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Martha Stewart is a total hottie - who knew? Seeing these celebrities before they were famous is so fascinating!

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert posing at the Emmy's.

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Who's next on our list of celebrities when they were young? Why it's Stephen Colbert!The sardonic talk show host is most recognizable as we know him now.

The younger Colbert has a less sarcastic smile.

Young Stephen Colbert posing and smiling for the camera.

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We totally wouldn't have recognized him here. Celebrity young pictures blowing our minds once again...

John Candy

John Candy playing golf on a sunny day.

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To us, he'll always be Uncle Buck. But these actors when they were young looked very different.

Here he's significantly fresher faced.

Young John Candy with long hair.

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Although there's no denying his face still looks the same.

Michael Caine

Modern day Michael Caine at press event.

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Up next on our list of celebrities before they were famous, we have British actor, Michael Caine. His role as Alfred in the Batman franchise cemented Caine as an older guy in our minds.

He's actually had a very long-spanning career.

Young Michael Caine looking dashing in a pair of spectacles.

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But now, these older images of a younger Caine look kind of ... odd! Older actors when they were young, a strange and wonderful experience.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston posing at a red carpet event.

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Next up on our list of actors when they were young, we have ​Breaking Bad ​star, Bryan Cranston. It was his role as Walter White in later life that catapulted Cranston into superstardom.

So this might come as a surprise.

Yearbook picture of Bryan Cranston.

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Look at his high school yearbook photo. That's quite a set of bangs. Celebrity young pictures and questionable hair-dos, a match made in heaven.

Sir. Ian McKellen

Modern day Ian McKellen at press event.

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Who's next on our list of older actors when they were young? Why it's everyone's favorite X-Men star, Sir. Ian McKellen. This national treasure has surely always looked like this.

Hang on - wait a minute!

Young Ian McKellen posing with a motorbike.

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Who's this cool young fella, then? Some of these actors when they were young looked very dashing indeed!

Dolly Parton

Modern day Dolly Parton posing at a music event.

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Up next on our list of famous people when they were young is Country singer and stunning queen, Dolly Parton. You wouldn't say she looks old exactly - more ... ageless?

Which makes this kind of a surprise.

Young Dolly Parton smiling at the camera.

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She somehow looks both older and younger at the same time. These celebrity young pictures look amazing!

Regis Philbin

Regis Philpin posing on the red carpet.

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The iconic host has been an old man for, like, ever.

Wait, what?

Young Regis Philpin on set.

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This is blowing our minds.

Patrick Stewart

Modern day Patrick Stewart

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Another actor with a totally timeless face.

Even as a young man ...

Young Patrick Stewart poses with dog.

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He's still recognizably the Captain Jean-Luc Picard we know and love.

James Earl Jones

Modern day James Earl Jones.

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The actor who voiced Mufasa in The Lion King has a very identifiable look.

But young James Earl Jones.

Young James Earl Jones poses for a photo

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Good lord. That's all we have to say.

Helen Mirren

Modern day Helen Mirren at a red carpet event.

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The epitome of aging gracefully.

But check this out!

Young Helen Mirren during a stage production.

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Youn Helen Mirren during a stage production looks like a total '60s babe.

Steve Jobs

A billboard pay to respect to the late Steve Jobs.

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This innovator is always remembered for having one classic look.

Which makes this kinda surprising.

Young Steve Jobs with long, surfer-like hair.

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We're loving his long, textured bob with beach-babe waves!

Sean Connery

Modern day Sean Connery

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The definition of a silver fox.

And guess what?

Young Sean Connery gets out of a pool.

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He was a hottie way back when, too.

Michael Stipe

Modern day Michael Stipe at a performance venue.

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The R.E.M. frontman has rocked a bald head for decades.

But back in the day ...

Young Michael Stipe with bushy hair.

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He had these beautiful curly locks. What happened?

Drew Carrey

Modern day Drew Carrey.

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A funny guy, for sure - but not necessarily a looker.

Wait - we stand corrected.

Young Drew Carrey

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Not gonna lie, this one blew our minds.

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn at film premiere

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You'd never believe she was seventy-four, right?

But check this out.

Young Goldie Hawn at party

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We're pretty jealous of how much she looks the same.

Bill Gates

Modern day Bill Gates

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A nice man - but a nerd, through and through.

Or so we thought!

Young Bill Gates poses with old computer.

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Do we also have a crush on Bill Gates now?

Bruce Willis

Modern day Bruce Willis smiling at camera

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One of the most famous scalps in the biz.

But wait - what's this?

Young high school picture of Bruce Willis

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Why do so many attractive men start their lives with bobs?

Jerry Springer

Modern day Jerry Springer

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Despite the fact he's been on our screens forever, he's always looked the same.

Except - hang on!

Young Jerry Springer wielding a butcher knife.

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Have you ever seen a more '70s picture than this?

Larry David

Modern day Larry David

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He really came to fame with Curb Your Enthusiasm, as a more "mature" actor.

But just check this out.

Young Larry David smiling at the camera.

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Looking far less sarcastic in his younger years.

Morgan Freeman

Modern day Morgan Freeman

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He's a classic example of an actor who has somehow always looked the same.

Which makes this seem unbelievable.

Young Morgan Freeman poses for the camera.

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What a cutie! Consider our minds blown.

Dr Phil

Modern day Dr Phil

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He's always been a kinda balding, middle-aged guy, right?

Wrong.

Young Dr Phil looking into the camera.

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Wait a minute ... Dr. Phil was hot?? Want more pictures of celebs in their younger years? Scroll on for the Instagram account which photoshops stars next to their younger selves. Some of them are just adorable.