15 Handsome Actors You Can Hardly Recognize from Their Youth

Are you ready for a blast from the past? We all have those photos from our younger days that are either too embarrassing we’d rather not show anyone, or too cute we don’t even look like ourselves. Well, it turns out that even the most handsome and famous actors aren’t exceptions.

There are countless actors who have graced our screens over the years, but not all of them have remained in the spotlight. In fact, some of the most handsome actors from decades past have been largely forgotten by modern audiences.

Today let’s shine a spotlight on 15 actors who you might have forgotten were once heartthrobs. From the classic leading men of the 50s and 60s to the up-and-coming stars of the 80s and 90s, we’re going to take a trip down memory lane and rediscover some of the most swoon-worthy actors of yesteryear.

It’s time to see just how much a few years can change someone’s appearance, even if they are still ridiculously good-looking.

#1 Colin Firth

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#2 Gary Oldman

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#3 Ian McShane

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#4 Michael Caine

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#5 Don Johnson

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#6 Dennis Quaid

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#7 Michael Douglas

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#8 Robert Redford

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#9 Michael Keaton

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#10 Robert Duvall

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#11 Patrick Stewart

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#12 Dave Bautista

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#13 Ian McKellen

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#14 Steve Martin

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#15 Willem Dafoe

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