We’re used to the images of our favorite celebrities and can’t remember them looking any different. Yet sometimes they change almost beyond recognition throughout their careers. Today we can’t help but marvel at how some stars looked in their younger years.

Nicolas Cage

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His real last name is Coppola, but, when still an amateur actor, he replaced it with an alias so as not to be associated with his famous uncle, Francis Ford Coppola.

Ryan Gosling

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Gosling became the world’s sweetheart after The Notebook. In addition to his acting career, he also plays music.

Macaulay Culkin

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Who in the world hasn’t watched Home Alone? We all believed Macaulay would have a great future in cinema. However, that didn’t happen. He disappeared for more than 2 decades, only showing his face now and then.

Mila Kunis

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The actress was born into a Ukrainian Jewish family. When she was 8, they moved to the US. It was hard to adapt at first, but now Mila is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood.

Courteney Cox

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For most of us, Courteney will always remain our beloved Monica from Friends. However, her TV career started much earlier: in 1985 she shot for ads, then entered the sitcom Family Ties, and later the movie Ace Ventura.

Rihanna

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As a child, Rihanna had family issues, yet that didn’t prevent her from releasing her first album, Music of the Sun, at age 16. She has gained worldwide popularity since then.

Richard Gere

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Gere did not start off very well: in 1974, he was to act with Sylvester Stallone in a low-budget movie, but the actors had so many disputes that they even fought once. Ultimately, Richard was replaced.

Jennifer Garner

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Garner once paid her rent by doubling for lead actresses. Then she began taking small roles in movies until finally she was invited to a future TV success, Alias.

Robert Downey, Jr.

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Robert became famous in the early ’90s, but at the end of the decade he began having drug issues and went to jail. Still, he managed to start anew, return to the big screen, and become one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.

Neil Patrick Harris

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Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother is as charismatic as the actor himself. By the way, also like Stinson, Neil is an illusionist and a fan of magic.

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