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Here's What 15 Celebrities Looked Like Before They Were Famous

Maybe she wants to build a snowman?

This is one of the better headshots on our list. No crazy props or outfits! Can you see the hint of the future star?

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Kristen Bell

The star from FrozenThe Good PlaceVeronica Mars got her start in local theater, commercials, and newspaper advertisements around the age of 13.

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Walking the line between fun and funny.

The headshot captures the essence of the late 80s with the top pony and overalls.

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Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon's big break was as a lead performer in 1991's The Man in the Moon at 15.

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Wouldn't be the best undercover Spy...

This hilarious actor might have taken her headshots a little too far.

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Melissa McCarthy

McCarthy later explained on Ellen that she shot a series of headshots as different "characters" and conceded that it maybe wasn't the best decision in hindsight.

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Magic Mike is his middle name.

We're not sure what happened to the top left corner, but this headshot was taken right after the actor graduated from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2000.

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Joe Manganiello

This triple-varsity high school sports star got his acting start in his senior year production of Oklahoma! as Jud Fry.

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Ready for some Dodgeball.

This actor noted that his special skills were juggling and scuba diving. We're sure scuba diving skills are particularly helpful when acting...

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Ben Stiller

One of Stiller's first big roles was actually on Broadway in the 1986 revival of The House of Blue Leaves at the age of 21.

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Headed out on a Saturday night.

This comedian said she went into her headshot thinking, "What would Whoopi Goldberg do?"

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Leslie Jones

The Saturday Night Live cast member and Ghostbusters star won her college's "Funniest Person on Campus" contest.

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All My Children had headshots like this.

The young lady in this very 80s picture has hardly aged a day since it was taken.

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Kelly Ripa

Kelly's first major acting gig led to a 12-year run on All My Children.

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She's always been a swan.

It took us a minute, but you can definitely see this future Oscar winner's older self in this headshot.

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Natalie Portman

Portman skipped the premiere of Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace to study for her high school finals.

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A Young Gladiator

This actor shared his old headshot by saying that he just wanted to be helpful and point to where his head was for you.

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Russell Crowe

Crowe started his performing career as a musician using the stage name "Russ Le Roq."

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He's one Talented Mr.

Ok, to be fair, this actor didn't share his first headshots. His best friend Ben Affleck did.

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Matt Damon

You might have missed it because he only had a single line, but Damon's first feature-film role was in the Julia Roberts cult classic Mystic Pizza.

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How to Get Away with Looking Young Forever

If you don't recognize this actor's younger self, then you must not have seen ANY of her film or TV roles.

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Viola Davis

Davis says she was feeling herself, aka pleased with her own sense of style, when she took these headshots. We have to say that we are feeling her, too!

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The Force is strong with this one.

We concede this might not exactly be "before" he was famous. But that's because he was already young when his role skyrocketed him to international fame.

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Mark Hamill

Hamill's friend Robert Englund, who played the role of Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street, suggested Hamill for the role of Skywalker.

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A Future Star-Lord

This then-21-year-old actor hasn't kept his surfer dude curly locks. 

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Chris Pratt

Pratt was discovered when he was waiting tables at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant.

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Hating bears even at a young age.

As this actor reminisced over his old headshot, he said: "I don't remember being this happy in my 20s..."

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Stephen Colbert

In college, Colbert was originally intent on becoming a dramatic actor.

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Future Country Royalty

It's pretty amazing how the picture captures the essence of the 80s while also looking just like the songstress does now. Does she not age?

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Reba McEntire

She might be a mainstay now, but it took until Reba's fourth album to chart on the Billboard country albums charts. It wasn't until her fifth album that she had a #1 single.

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