Jul 12, 2015

A Rare Look at Some Famous People (30 Pics)


By on Sunday, July 12, 2015

DWAYNE JOHNSON


This is a pretty familiar one. Can you believe he grew that mustache at 15-years-old? I was lucky to get peach fuzz at that age.

BILL GATES
Yup, the richest man in America. This lovely mug shot was taken in 1977, when Mr. Gates was caught driving without a license.

FRANK SINATRA
And here's Mr. Chairman of the Board himself showing us what a real mug shot looks like. He was busted in 1938 at the age of 23 for the crimes of adultery and seduction, back when the laws were all weird and religious.

MERYL STREEP
Here she is as, obviously, treasurer of her freshman class at Bernards High School. Such an achiever.

PAUL MCCARTNEY, JOHN LENNON, & GEORGE HARRISON
Back when they were a teenaged skiffle band known as "The Quarrymen." (EDIT: Mistaken, see below.) This photo was taken in 1958.

UPDATE: This is according to /u/heynicepenis on reddit: "According to Mark Lewisohn's book Tune In (2013), John, Paul and George were known as Japage 3 (pronounced "jay page three") when that photo was taken (on 20 December 1958). The location was the Childwall Abbey Hotel, on Childwall Abbey Road. Paul's brother Mike played with the other three."

BRIAN JONES, IAN STEWART, BILL WYMAN, KEITH RICHARDS, MICK JAGGER, & CHARLIE WATTS
One of their first photos as "The Rolling Stones" back in 1962. Don't they look like a group of upstanding young men?

BRAD PITT
Yeah, that towheaded boy with the red circle around his face is, indeed, Mr. Brad Pitt. After the little determined 14-year-old was unable to make it onto the basketball team for Cherokee Middle School in Springfield, Missouri, he decided to come up with his team of Rejects, with the help of his friends and his dad, Bill, who was also the coach.

JERRY & BEN STILLER
Speaking of father-son duos, how adorable are these two? In 1978, Jerry was already quite famous, what with the comedy routine he performed with his wife, Anne Meara. However, at 12-years-old, Ben was a bit of a late bloomer. Judging from the Playbill, they had just taken in "The Gin Game" on Broadway.

MICHAEL JORDAN
I guess he's singing in the rain? No idea. But I do know this was in his dorm room at UNC, where he majored in cultural geography.

BILL COSBY
The Cos may have gotten into Temple University on a track scholarship, but while he attended he also played football. Photo was taken in 1961.

TOMMY LEE JONES
Looking stalwart as ever, Mr. Jones played football for Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas.

ELIZABETH II
This photo was taken in 1945 in the midst of World War II. Serving as a truck driver at the age of 18, Queen Elizabeth II (Princess Elizabeth, at the time) was the only member of the British royal family to serve during the war. Tough, old broad.

BOB ROSS
Bet you didn't know this happy little painter was a military man. Serving in the United States Air Force, here he is as a master sergeant stationed Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, where he made his first happy little paintings.

STEVE BUSCEMI
Before launching his acting career, Mr. Buscemi served for four years as a firefighter in Manhattan's Engine Co. 55. He returned to Engine 55 to assist with World Trade Center rescues after 9/11.

DAVID SCHWIMMER & STEPHEN COLBERT
Should be obvious, but with the 80's hair, it's understandable to confuse them: Schwimmer's at the top, and Colbert's between the blondes. This was taken for the theater department of Northwestern University. Speaking of Northwestern...

STEPHEN COLBERT
And here he is  at NU in 1984. Just more proof that, yes, he's always been able to grow a glorious beard.

JIM CARREY
This was in Mr. Carrey's teenage years, when he was working to help support his family in Canada. Good thing he had some help with God later on. Speaking of which...

MORGAN FREEMAN
Here's that aforementioned helpful God fellow. Before Mr. Freeman was performing as deities and prison buddies, he was teaching kids how to be down as Mel Mounds the DJ, among others, on "The Electric Company."

MUHAMMAD ALI
Mr. Ali was already making a name for himself by 1961. Except at this point he was still using his birth name, Cassius Clay.

BRUCE WILLIS
In 1977, it's easy to see why Mr. Willis decided to go bald. Good thing he changed his hairstyle for "Moonlighting" in seven short years.

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
Hard to think Mr. Walken could have been considered anything attractive. The origins of this photo are unknown, although he did act in soap operas in his younger years, so it is possible he took a shot at modeling.

NATHAN FILLION
Everyone's favorite Browncoat, Captain Malcolm Reynolds, attempting to look studious at the age of 15.

VIN DIESEL
You wish you had this much style. At the time going by his legal name, Mark Sinclair, Mr. Diesel was just another high schooler with too much class in 1985.

BILL CLINTON
Former President Clinton has always been known as a good saxophonist. But few know how handsome he was as an elementary schooler.

CHRISTIAN BALE
With that denim-on-denim look, it seems Mr. Bale was competing against Mr. Diesel for that Most Stylish Award. With the "Empire of the Sun" poster visible, and Mr. Bale's baby-faced expression, this photo had to have been taken sometime post-1987.

JOE BIDEN
Bet he wouldn't look so creepy in all those whispering photos if he still looked like this. Vice President Biden had this taken in 1964 while attending University of Delaware as a grad student, but really it was taken while on spring break in the Bahamas.

BARACK OBAMA
Mr. President as a freshman at Occidental College in 1980. No word on if that's just a cigarette in his mouth or not.

EVA MENDES & ALYSSA MILANO
Young and impressionable Miss Mendes asking for Miss Milano's autograph in 1989. Miss Milano was famous for her co-starring role on "Who's the Boss?" Miss Mendes was famous for relentlessly hounding 80's stars for their autographs. Not really.

KIM KARDASHIAN & NICOLE RICHIE
Both at 13-years-old in 1994, with the only famous trait between them as being the daughters of world famous achievers. So I guess, in that sense, not much has changed.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
Mr. Governator's first visit to New York City in 1968. The following year, at 22-years-old, Mr. Schwarzenegger would break into acting with his amazing, breakthrough starring role in "Hercules in New York." In reality, it was a role he loathed and regularly makes fun of it even today.

Just as the title says.

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