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    How Dramatically Different 43 Celebrities Looked When They Were Exactly 21 Compared With Now

    Because Helen Mirren has been the coolest celebrity since, like, forever.

    1. Christopher Walken when he was 21.

    in 1964
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    Christopher Walken now at 78.

    in 2019
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    2. Helen Mirren when she was 21.

    in 1966
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    Helen Mirren now at 76.

    in colorado at a festival
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    3. Cher when she was 21.

    in 1967
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    Cher now at 75.

    in italia
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    4. Jennifer Aniston when she was 21.

    Looking very '90s
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    Jennifer Aniston now at 52.

    At the Emmys
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    5. Leonardo DiCaprio when he was 21.

    Leo with gelled hair
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    Leonardo DiCaprio now at 46.

    Leo with a wig filming during COVID with Jennifer Lawrence
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    He's filming a movie with Jennifer Lawrence.

    6. Katy Perry when she was 21.

    Katy with a peace sign at a wii party
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    Katy Perry now at 36.

    7. Ryan Gosling when he was 21.

    Ryan with Sandy B
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    Ryan Gosling now at 40.

    Ryan walking down the street
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    This is the most recent picture I could find of our little goose because he's been somewhat of a hermit lately.

    8. Britney Spears when she was 21.

    Full-on Juicy Couture
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    Britney Spears also when she was 21.

    Kissing Madonna
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    For context.

    Britney Spears now at 39.

    9. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson when he was 21.

    Playing football in college
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    He played college football at the University of Miami.

    Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson now at 49.

    10. Beyoncé when she was 21.

    Throwing a football
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    Beyoncé now at 40.

    11. Zac Efron when he was 21.

    With Vanessa Hudgens
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    Zac Efron now at 33.

    12. Drake when he was 21.

    Drake wearing a sweater with a hand in his pans pocket
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    Drake now at 34.

    At a party holding a cup
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    13. Justin Timberlake when he was 21.

    With Britney Spears
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    Justin Timberlake now at 40.

    14. Prince William when he was 21.

    Looking dapper
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    Prince William now at 39.

    Playing rugby
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    15. Prince Harry when he was 21.

    At a polo match
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    Prince Harry now at 36.

    Speaking at Global Citizen
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    16. Miley Cyrus when she was 21.

    Grinding with Robin Thicke
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    Miley Cyrus now at 28.

    Performing on New Year's Eve
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    17. Liam Hemsworth when he was 21.

    With Miley Cyrus in 2011
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    Liam Hemsworth now at 31.

    18. Goldie Hawn when she was 21.

    A black-and0white portrait from 1966
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    Goldie Hawn now at 75.

    Looking regal at a charity event
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    19. Tom Cruise when he was 21.

    On the set of The Outsiders
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    Tom Cruise now at 59.

    Looking dapper in a suit
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    20. Katie Holmes when she was 21.

    In 1999 at the Eyes Wide Shut premiere
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    Katie Holmes now at 42.

    Out and about in NYC
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    21. Will Smith when he was 21.

    Wearing a cap with his arm around around DJ Jazzy Jeff's shoulder in 1989
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    Will Smith now at 52.

    22. Queen Elizabeth when she was 21.

    Smiling in 1947 with her hands folded in front of her
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    Queen Elizabeth now at 95.

    Beaming in bright pink with her hands in front of her
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    23. Prince Charles when he was 21.

    Looking a bit nerdy in black and white
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    Prince Charles now at 72.

    He's smiling real big
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    24. Angela Lansbury when she was 21.

    Looking very chic in a black-and-white picture
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    Angela Lansbury now at 95.

    Smiling in 2019
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    25. Jack Nicholson when he was 21.

    A publicity shot for the movie Cry Baby Killer
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    Jack Nicholson now at 84.

    Jack sitting with his clasped hands in his lap
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    26. Dolly Parton when she was 21.

    With Porter Wagner
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    Dolly Parton now at 75.

    Speaking at the ACM Awards next to a bouquet of flowers
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    27. Al Pacino when he was 21.

    His mugshot in 1961
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    Al Pacino now at 81.

    Looking hip at Headhunters premiere
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    28. Usher when he was 21.

    Shirtless at a Seventeen magazine party
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    Usher now at 42.

    29. Rihanna when she was 21.

    At her first Met Gala
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    Rihanna now at 33.

    30. Lindsay Lohan when she was 21.

    DJ'ing with Sam Ronson
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    Lindsay Lohan now at 35.

    31. Jason Momoa when he was 21.

    Jason going full-on twink
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    Jason Momoa now at 42.

    leaving a mexican restaurant with a bushy beard
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    32. Blake Lively when she was 21.

    With Penn Badgley circa Gossip Girls
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    Blake Lively now at 34.

    At the Freeguy premiere with Ryan Gosling
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    33. Jake Gyllenhaal when he was 21.

    At the Harry Potter premiere
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    Jake Gyllenhaal now at 40.

    Looking serious and standing with his hand in his pants pocket
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    34. Hilary Duff when she was 21.

    in 2008
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    Hilary Duff now at 33.

    35. David Beckham when he was 21.

    At a soccer game, in uniform
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    David Beckham now at 46.

    Smiling at a soccer game, but wearing a suit, not a uniform
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    36. Wilmer Valderrama when he was 21.

    Looking very youthful and basic in jeans and a T-shirt
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    Wilmer Valderrama now at 41.

    37. Tyra Banks when she was 21.

    With fellow guest Richard Simmons on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
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    Tyra Banks now at 47.

    38. Christina Aguilera when she was 21.

    Xtina and the "Lady Marmalade" girls with Grammys
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    Christina Aguilera now at 40.

    39. Avril Lavigne when she was 21.

    Holding up Spanx because she got them for free
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    Avril Lavigne now at 36.

    Out in LA
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    40. Taylor Swift when she was 21.

    Shooting a gun with Shania Twain
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    Taylor Swift now at 31.

    At the BRIT Awards in May
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    41. Lady Gaga when she was 21.

    At the Logo Awards
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    Lady Gaga now at 35.

    Serving at Radio City Music Hall in platforms
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    42. Ben Affleck when he was 21.

    in 1993
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    Ben Affleck now at 49.

    With JLo
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    43. Paul Rudd when he was 21.

    Not really 21 but still looking young on the red carpet
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    Paul Rudd now at 52.

    Same pic as the last one
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