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38 Celebrities Now Vs. When They Were Young And In Their Twenties

I've said it once and I'll say it again: I would really have liked to meet young Christopher Walken.

1. What you might think of when you think of Ricky Gervais:

Ricky on a couch
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What Ricky Gervais looked like in his twenties:

Very new wave looking
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Still very new wave looking
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2. What you might think of when you think of Dame Helen Mirren:

Helen on a red carpet looking regal
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What Dame Helen Mirren looked like in her twenties:

Helen looking gorgeous in black and white
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Helen looking very boho chic in the 60s
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Helen in lingerie on an amusement park ride
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3. What you might think of when you think of Céline Dion:

Celine in a feather suit
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What Céline Dion looked like in her twenties:

Celine looking very 80s in denim and gelled hair
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Celine with a cat
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Celine smiling crossing her fingers. Very cheery
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4. What you might think of when you think of Bob Ross:

Bob painting
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What Bob Ross looked like in his twenties:

Bob Ross in a military uniform

5. What you might think of when you think of Dolly Parton:

Dolly on a red carpet for We
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What Dolly Parton looked like in her twenties:

Dolly looking calm and cool
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Dolly with huuuge hair
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Dolly with a huge bob
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6. What you might think of when you think of James Earl Jones:

James presenting an award
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What James Earl Jones looked like in his twenties:

james looking happy and youthful
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A headshot of james
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James in 1962
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He's actually in his early thirties in this one.

7. What you might think of when you think of Diane Keaton:

Diane on the green eggs and ham red carpet
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What Diane Keaton looked like in her twenties:

Diane in a cool beret
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Diane in a big tie in the 70s
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Diane and a friend smoking a cig
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8. What you might think of when you think of Meryl Streep:

Meryl in a green dress at the golden globes
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What Meryl Streep looked like in her twenties:

Meryl in the 70s
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Meryl Streep in 1979
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Meryl Streep rehearsing for a Shakespeare in the Park production
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9. What you might think of when you think of Alec Baldwin:

Alec at sundance
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What Alec Baldwin looked like in his twenties:

Alec Baldwin in a hairy chest SNL promo
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Alec Baldwin leaves after performing in the Broadwy play "Loot"
Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images
Alec Baldwin during a break from shooting his television series 'Knots Landing'
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10. What you might think of when you think of Jeff Goldblum:

Jeff playing the piano
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What Jeff Goldblum looked like in his twenties:

Jeff with a crown on his head, lookin' young
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Jeff posing for an NBC promo
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Jeff Goldblum poses on set during filming of 'Into The Night'
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He's actually in his early thirties in this one.

11. What you might think of when you think of Christopher Walken:

Chris looking very seriously at the camera
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What Christopher Walken looked like in his twenties:

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Chris Walken in 1973
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Chris Walken in 1977
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12. What you might think of when you think of Jessica Lange:

Jessica lange in a black blazer
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What Jessica Lange looked like when she was in her twenties:

Jessica in 1976
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13. What you might think of when you think of Arnold Schwarzenegger:

Arnold waving to the camera
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What Arnold Schwarzenegger looked like when he was in his twenties:

Arnold in a Speedo
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Arnold looking jacked
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Arnold in a suit
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14. What you might think of when you think of Ellen DeGeneres:

Ellen hosting
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What Ellen DeGeneres looked like in her twenties:

Ellen with a mullet
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Ellen with a mullet again
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Ellen in a very large suit
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15. What you might think of when you think of Elton John:

Elton playing the piano
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What Elton John looked like in his twenties:

Elton in a furry coat and leopard print hat
Val Wilmer / Redferns / Getty Images
Elton in a tie
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16. What you might think of when you think of Anjelica Huston:

Anjelica on the red carpet
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What Anjelica Huston looked like in her twenties:

Anjelica Huston with a cat
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 Anjelica Huston standing in front of a revolving door wearing sealskin wrap-and-tie fur coat with sable collar and cuffs by Emeric Partos
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A headshot of anjelica huston
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17. What you might think of when you think of Nicole Kidman:

Nicole at what appears to be the cma awards
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What Nicole Kidman looked like when she was (almost) in her twenties:

Nicole Kidman with very curly hair
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She wasn't quite in her twenties yet, but I couldn't pass up this picture.

Nicole Kidman pictured during a photo session to promote the movie "BMX Bandits" in Decmber 1983
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Nicole Kidman pictured during a photo session to promote the movie "BMX Bandits" in Decmber 1983
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18. What you might think of when you think of Sir Patrick Stewart:

patrick stewart in a tux
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What Sir Patrick Stewart looked like in his twenties:

Patrick Stewart and a dog lookin all young
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Patrick Stewart and a dog lookin all young
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19. What you might think of when you think of Sir Ian McKellen:

sir ian in a funny polka dot tie
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What Sir Ian McKellen looked like in his twenties:

Ian sipping coffee, very youthful
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Ian in 1968
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McKellen on a motorcycle, October 14th 1965.
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20. What you might think of when you think of Sir Sean Connery:

sean connery in a suit
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What Sir Sean Connery looked like in his twenties:

Sean connery looking younger and dirtier
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Sean Connery and Diane Cilento in 1959
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21. What you might think of when you think of Jason Momoa:

jason mamoa looking cool and burly
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What Jason Momoa looked like in his twenties:

James Devaney / WireImage / Getty Images
Jason Momoa attends Miramax Hosts Party in Honor of Henry Diltz on November 30, 2000
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Jason and a date
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22. What you might think of when you think of Jeff Bridges:

jeff bridges in a suit
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What Jeff Bridges looked like in his twenties:

Jeff Bridges lookin like a hunk
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Susan Bridges and Jeff Bridges
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Jeff Bridges and wife Suzie Bridges attends the premiere of "Somebody Killed Her Husband" on September 25, 1978
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23. What you might think of when you think of Steven Tyler:

steven tyler in a colorful suit
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What Steven Tyler looked like when he was (almost) in his twenties:

Steven tyler mugshot
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He was 19 in these pictures.

Tom Hamilton and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith posing backstage in 1973
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Steven Tyler cheersing
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24. What you might think of when you think of Diana Rigg:

diana rigg in game of thrones
HBO

What Diana Rigg looked like in her twenties:

Diana Rigg posing with hand on hip
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Diana Rigg smoking a cig in 1964
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Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in the television series 'The Avengers', 14th December 1964.
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25. What you might think of when you think of Dame Maggie Smith:

dame maggie smiling on a red carpet
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What Dame Maggie Smith looked like in her twenties:

Maggie drinking some wine
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Maggie Smith at the Evening Standard theatre awards at the Savoy Hotel
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Maggie Smith, circa 1963
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26. What you might think of when you think of Donatella Versace:

donatella wearing a green gown
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What Donatella Versace looked like in her twenties:

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27. What you might think of when you think of Martha Stewart:

martha holding some sausage
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What Martha Stewart looked like in her twenties:

Martha modeling in the 60s
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 Martha Stewart carries a basket of eggs as she leans against a wheelbarrow on the grounds of her home, Westport, Connecticut, August 1976
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28. What you might think of when you think of William Shatner:

will shatner in a suit
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What William Shatner looked like in his twenties:

William Shatner all handsome and younger
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William Shatner as Don Carter and Patricia Breslin as Pat Carter in "Nick of Time"
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29. What you might think of when you think of Morgan Freeman:

morgan freeman smiling on the red carpet
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What Morgan Freeman looked like when he was (almost) in his twenties:

30. What you might think of when you think of Betty White:

betty white with her hands folded on her lap smiling
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What Betty White looked like when she was in her twenties:

In 1954
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In 1954
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In 1957
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31. What you might think of when you think of Stevie Wonder:

stevie at a keyboard
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What Stevie Wonder looked like when he was in his twenties:

circa 1970
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circa 1970
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32. What you might think of when you think of Bruce Springsteen:

bruce on a late night talk show
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What Bruce Springsteen looked like when he was in his twenties:

circa 1970
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Circa 1970
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33. What you might think of when you think of Stevie Nicks:

stevie at an award show
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What Steve Nicks looked like when she was in her twenties:

Stevie on a car
Fin Costello / Redferns / Getty Images
Stevie recording
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34. What you might think of when you think of Larry David:

larry david at an award show table
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What Larry David looked like when he was in his twenties:

Circa 1980
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Technically, he's in his early thirties here.

35. What you might think of when you think of Bill Gates:

steve jobs with his hands together
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What Bill Gates looked like when he was in his twenties:

A mugshot
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Bill and some computers lookin nerdy and young
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36. What you might think of when you think of Catherine O'Hara:

catherine o'hara on who wants to be a millionaire
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What Catherine O'Hara looked like when she was in her twenties:

SNL promo picture
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Another SNL promo picture
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37. What you might think of when you think of Dr. Phil:

dr. phil in a suit
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What Dr. Phil looked like in his twenties:

38. What you might think of when you think of Goldie Hawn:

goldie hawn on a red carpet
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What Goldie Hawn looked like in her twenties:

goldie hawn eating a sandwich looking young
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Goldie in 1964
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Goldie walking down steps in 1964
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