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Amazing Photos Of Celebs When They Were Just High Schoolers

If you’ve ever wondered what Hollywood celebs looked like in their high school photographs, we’ve assembled a list of them just for you!

We are so tied to specific pictures of some famous celebrities that seeing them as children surprises us to learn that they were once children, too. And, while some of the renowned people looked as good as they do now, the others were certainly ugly ducklings who were not the most popular kids in their high schools.

Scroll down to discover our collection of celebrity photos from their childhood. Most of them had no idea at the time that they would be famous performers in the near future.

#1 Dwayne Johnson

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Dwayne Douglas Johnson, better known by his ring name The Rock, is a former professional wrestler and actor from the United States. He wrestled for WWE for eight years before pursuing an acting career. He is widely recognized as being one of the best professional wrestlers of all time.

#2 Anne Hathaway

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Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an actress from the United States. She was among the world’s highest-paid actresses in 2015, having received numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.

#3 Charlie Sheen

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Carlos Irwin Estévez, better known as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Platoon, Wall Street, Young Guns, The Rookie, The Three Musketeers, and The Arrival are among his film credits.

#4 Megan Fox

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Megan Denise Fox is a model and actress from the United States. She has been in a number of famous film franchises, including the Transformers series, as well as various periodicals, including Maxim, Rolling Stone, and FHM. She has won multiple awards, including two Scream Awards and four Teen Choice Awards.

#5 Stanley Tucci

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Stanley Tucci Jr. is an actor and director from the United States. He started acting at an early age and made his cinematic debut in John Huston’s Prizzi’s Honor. Tucci is also well-known for his work with Meryl Streep.

#6 James Franco

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James Edward Franco is an actor from the United States. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 127 Hours. Franco is most known for his parts in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Milk, Eat, Pray, Love, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Spring Breakers, and Oz the Great and Powerful. He is best recognized for his work with fellow actor Seth Rogen, with whom he has acted in eight films and one television series, including Pineapple Express, This Is the End, Sausage Party (2016), and The Disaster Artist.

#7 Mila Kunis

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Milena Markovna “Mila” Kunis is an actress from the United States. At the age of 14, she began playing Jackie Burkhart on the Fox television sitcom That ’70s Show. Kunis has been the voice of Meg Griffin on the Fox animated series Family Guy since 1999.

#8 Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Michael Jackman AC is a well-known Australian actor. He began his career in theater and television before landing his breakthrough role as James “Logan” Howlett / Wolverine in the X-Men film series (2000–2017), a role that earned him the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel character.”

#9 Emma Stone

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Emily Jean “Emma” Stone is an actress from the United States. She has won several awards, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Following minor television parts, she starred in a string of well-received teen comedy films, including Superbad, Zombieland, and Easy A.

#10 Alec Baldwin

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Alexander Rae Baldwin III is an actor, film producer, comedian, and political activist from the United States. He is the oldest of the Baldwin brothers and is noted for his diverse performances, which range from comedy work on television to dramatic roles in film. Baldwin has won several awards, including three Emmys, three Golden Globes, and eight Screen Actors Guild Awards.

#11 Matt Damon

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Matthew Paige Damon is an American actor, screenwriter, and film producer. Ranked as one of the most bankable stars, his films have grossed over $3.88 billion at the North American box office, making him one of the highest-grossing performers of all time. Damon’s acting career began with high school theatrical shows. In the film Mystic Pizza, he made his professional acting debut. He rose to popularity in 1997, when he and Ben Affleck co-wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting, which earned them Academy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay.

#12 Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an actress from the United States. Her films have generated over $6 billion globally, making her the world’s highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016. Lawrence’s career grew as she played the mutant Mystique in the X-Men film series and Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series. She became the highest-grossing action heroine of all time as a result of the latter.

#13 Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert John Downey Jr. is a producer and actor from the United States. His career has been marked by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a time of substance misuse and legal difficulties, and then a revival of commercial success later in his career.

#14 Jack Nicholson

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John Joseph Nicholson is a retired American actor and director. He is well-known for playing a variety of main and supporting parts, including humorous characters, romantic leads, anti-heroes, and villains. He played the “eternal outsider, the sarcastic drifter” in many of his works, someone who protests against the social system. Throughout his five-decade career, he garnered countless honors, including three Academy Awards.

#15 Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Annette Bullock is a producer and actress from the United States. She was the world’s highest-paid actress in both 2010 and 2014, having received numerous awards, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

#16 Bradley Cooper

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Bradley Charles Cooper is a film and television actor from the United States. He has won several awards, including a British Academy Film Award and two Grammy Awards, as well as nominations for nine Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award.