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You Might Not Recognize These Stars in Their Yearbook Pictures

Jul 29 2015 - 2:35am

Before they became household names, plenty of today's biggest stars posed for potentially awkward yearbook photos like the rest of us. While Gwyneth Paltrow [1] and Meryl Streep [2] had looks dramatically different from what we've grown to expect from them, Zac Efron [3] and Ashton Kutcher [4] merely appear like mini versions of themselves. Read on to see all the epic flashbacks, and then learn even more about your favorite stars with their birth names [5] and real ages [6].

Source: Pacific Coast News Online [7], Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie

The former BFFs always seemed to be united by their interest in dressing up.

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Taylor Schilling

Years before Orange Is the New Black, Taylor had dark brown hair.

Kellan Lutz

Yep, this Twilight heartthrob was always a tough guy.

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Jennifer Garner

She rocked bangs and played the saxophone!

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Justin Timberlake

Before he wowed us in *NSYNC, Justin was just one of the guys on the basketball team.

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Fergie

Fergie [8] cheered way before her days with The Black Eyed Peas.

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Taylor Kitsch

He got in on the bleached hair trend.

Halle Berry

The future Oscar winner totally nailed her splits as a cheerleader.

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Chris Pine

He was never too young to rock the goatee.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively [9] got goofy with some friends, proving she was just as awesome in high school [10].

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Sandra Bullock

The actress put her all into cheerleading routines.

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Shia LaBeouf

The actor let his personality shine through even from a young age.

Zooey Deschanel

She was singing long before her role as Jess on New Girl.

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Brad Pitt

The actor was all about tight jeans and t-shirts in high school.

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Britney Spears

Pop's soon-to-be princess was number 25 on the basketball court.

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Tom Brady

The quarterback, on the right, stayed fit on the field.

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George Clooney

This stunner was a high school athlete.

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Shailene Woodley

Even back then, Shailene wasn't shy about sharing her beautiful smile.

Tyler Posey

This picture shows Tyler's time after Maid in Manhattan and before Teen Wolf.

Cameron Diaz

She rooted for the team with pom-poms in her hand before hitting the big screen.

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Michael J. Fox

You may have seen this expression in Back to the Future, although the hair might throw you off a bit.

Katie Holmes

She had plenty of school spirit.

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Ginnifer Goodwin

The Once Upon a Time actress showed off her artsy side in high school.

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Rashida Jones

Yes, she's the pretty lady all the way on the right.

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Busy Philipps

She proved her acting chops in a high school play.

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence's time as a cheerleader is just one way she was amazing before superstardom [11].

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Tom Cruise

You can spot the actor in the center bottom in this wrestling team portrait.

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Elizabeth Olsen

The actress always had a love of performing.

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Matthew Broderick

He showed a love of the stage before Broadway came calling.

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Calista Flockhart

The future Ally McBeal star, in the center, got into character back in high school.

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Winona Ryder

She fit in with the crowd in school.

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Kirsten Dunst

Prior to Bring It On, Kirsten, posing in the second row on the left, was a high school cheerleader.

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America Ferrera

Her warm smile has been a constant over the years.

Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show host learned all about teamwork in his youth.

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Ashton Kutcher

He was sure to part his hair like most guys in the '90s.

Ryan Seacrest

The American Idol host, top right, was on the football team.

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Zac Efron

Just look at how long his hair was!

Bradley Cooper

He epitomized preppy on the tennis court.

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Lauren Conrad

She played high school sports.

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Reese Witherspoon

The actress, on the left, was a cheerleader in her high school days.

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Kate Hudson

Can you spot Kate in the top right? She was a soccer star as a kid.

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Meryl Streep

In case you needed another reminder that Meryl Streep [12] can do just about anything, check out her cheerleading picture.

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Ryan Reynolds

The actor, at left, showed off his '90s style in a candid with his high school friends.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

That's Gwyneth in a leather jacket, just joshing around with her high school friends.

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Brooklyn Decker

The actress, top center, wore a Bulldogs cheer uniform before taking on the runway.

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Jay Z

The future rapper and mogul, third from the left, posed for his class photo with a big smile.

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Jessica Simpson

Jessica, left, was on the cheer squad.

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