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21 Guys You Had The Hots For In The '00s: Then And Now

This will definitely take you back.

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1. Jesse Metcalfe

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Where you remember him from: John Rowland on Desperate Housewives, and as John Tucker in John Tucker Must Die.

What he's up to now: He stars in Chesapeake Shores, a Hallmark Channel drama that recently started its second season.

2. Taylor Lautner

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Where you remember him from: He played Jacob in the hugely successful Twilight movie franchise.

What he's up to now: Since Twilight, Taylor has continued acting including TV roles in BBC comedy Cuckoo and the second season of Scream Queens.

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3. Adam Brody

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Where you remember him from: As Seth in The O.C., obviously.

What he's up to now: Adam is still acting and has most recently been in the series StartUp, starring alongside Martin Freeman. Adam is also married to Leighton Meester (i.e. Blair from Gossip Girl) and they have a daughter together!

4. Ben McKenzie

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Where you remember him from: The ~brooding~ main character Ryan in The O.C.

What he's up to now: Ben now stars as Jim Gordon in the Batman prequel TV series Gotham, which is now on its fourth season.

5. Brandon Flowers

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Where you remember him from: The lead singer in the Killers, and the voice behind every drunk person's favourite song – "Mr. Brightside".

What he's up to now: Brandon's released two solo albums and is now back with the Killers as they release their first album in five years.

6. Aaron Taylor Johnson

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Where you remember him from: As the heartthrob Robbie in '00s teen film Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging.

What he's up to now: He has a knack for playing superheroes: He starred as Kick-Ass, and then joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

7. Chad Michael Murray

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Where you remember him from: As Lucas Scott in One Tree Hill, and as the love interest in both A Cinderella Story and Freaky Friday.

What he's up to now: Chad is still acting, and recently played Jack Thompson in the Marvel series Agent Carter.

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8. Wilmer Valderrama

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Where you remember him from: Fez in That 70's Show.

What he's up to now: Wilmer is a series regular on NCIS and also voices Prince Charming in the upcoming animated movie Charming.

9. Nelly

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Where you remember him from: As the rapper behind so many great songs, like "Country Grammar" and "Hot in Herre".


What he's up to now:
Nelly had his own reality show, Nellyville, on BET and is still in the music business and touring.

10. Jonathan Bennett

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Where you remember him from: Aaron Samuels in the most iconic movie of the '00s, Mean Girls.

What he's up to now: Jonathan has continued a career in film and TV, and is the host of Food Network show Cake Wars.

11. Josh Hartnett

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Where you remember him from: Movies such as 40 Days and 40 Nights and Sin City.

What he's up to now: Josh continues to act, and is starring in an indie drama directed by James Franco.

12. Pete Wentz

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Where you remember him from: The emo guy of your dreams, and the bassist in Fall Out Boy.

What he's up to now: Fall Out Boy went on hiatus between 2010 and 2012, but have been going strong for years now and are releasing their seventh studio album next year.

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13. Nicholas Hoult

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Where you remember him from: As Tony in the E4 drama Skins.

What he's up to now: He's now a Hollywood star, appearing in Mad Max: Fury Road and a recurring role in the X-Men franchise as Beast.

14. Tom Welling

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Where you remember him from: He brought Superman to the small screen when he played the character on Smallville.

What he's up to now: He's returned to DC Comics shows, as he's now in the TV show Lucifer.

15. Chris Pine

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Where you remember him from: Starring as Lindsay Lohan's love interest in Just my Luck, and also as Nicholas in Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement.

What he's up to now: Still acting in huge movies, including the rebooted Star Trek films and Wonder Woman.

16. John Cho

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Where you remember him from: Starring alongside Kal Penn in Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies.

What he's up to now: Playing Hikaru Sulu in the recent Star Trek movies.

17. Justin Timberlake

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Where you remember him from: Where to begin? NSYNC...his solo career...

What he's up to now: Justin is still releasing absolute bangers, like "Can't Stop the Feeling" and has appeared in a number of movies such as Bad Teacher and Trolls.

18. Craig David

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Where you remember him from: The singer of many '00s R&B jams including "7 Days".

What he's up to now: He's continuing to make music and his eighth studio album is out next year.

19. Milo Ventimiglia

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Where you remember him from: Bad boy Jess in Gilmore Girls.

What he's up to now: Starring in the critically acclaimed This Is Us.

20. Adrian Grenier

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Where you remember him from: As Andy's boyfriend in The Devil Wears Prada.

What he's up to now: He continued to play Vincent Chase in Entourage until 2011, and then appeared in the movie in 2015, as well as a number of other TV and movie roles.

21. Orlando Bloom

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Where you remember him from: As Legolas in the Lord of the Rings movie franchise and as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean.

What he's up to now: He's returned to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but has also been in tons of things, including the Netflix original Easy.

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