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Here Are Some Photos Of Your Favorite Male Celebrities From When They Were Young and Didn't Know Any Better

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | September 5, 2012 | Comments ()

















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  • oneseasonandamovie

    I think Fillion, RDJ, and Renner all look fine here, but waaaaay better now. Those men need some eye crinkles and a little scruff.

  • Lulu

    Oh Tom Hardy... those lips.... DAYUM

  • Jezzer

    Wow, I thought Jeremy Renner was unfortunate-looking now. You almost expect a tongue to lash out and snare a passing bird in that picture.

  • Kit McGee


  • dahlia6

    Clive Owen looked like the guy that dealt meth at my highschool.

  • janellest

    How wonderful would it be if Hiddleston had been on Growing Pains instead of Crazy Kirk.

  • dsoup

    I think that Renner photo is from his House episode - he played a druggie musician. And he was on the first season of the "It Factor" way back when - the show followed actors trying to break through in the Hollywood. They followed about 9 different people to their auditions, agents, hovels, etc. Renner had hardly any footage and it was right after he did Dahmer and during the time he was cast in S.W.A.T. and some other project.

  • aren't many of these actors still young? many are younger than me, so that's definitely young. contradictions not permitted.

  • prairiegirl

    Renner looks like he should be in some early 90's alt rock band.

    And knew Olyphant looked familiar but honestly did not realize it was him until someone mentioned his name. I guess I'm not used to seeing him without his smoldering look. The big grin (and half blonde hair) threw me off.

  • Danielle

    Robert Downey Jr. has always been a heartbreaker. He was gorgeous then and he's gorgeous now.

  • Kip Hackman

    That picture of Benderbatch looks like it could've been taken yesterday. Also, I've no idea who the last two celebrities are.

  • RAS

    I'm getting an extremely disturbing Anthony Michael Hall vibe off of young Daniel Craig up there. *shudder*

  • That's who I thought it was until I started reading about his unfortunate resemblance to a Brownshirt.

  • Ash

    Actually, what I got from this article is that Tom Hiddleston has always been adorable.

  • Mrs. Beasley

    Ive been staring at the one of Olyphant, and I still don't see it. Who are the last two pictures? All of these men just get sexier and just better as time goes by. Tom Hardy is just as good as it gets for me, and this picture just confirms it. He's a beautiful man. I want to nibble on his lips. My husband has that same jawline, and that's probably a weird body part to fixate on, but that just absolutely does it for me. There's something inherently sexy about a strong jaw.

  • Natallica

    And that's how I realized Renner is Cameron Diaz's long lost twin

  • Pnnylne

    I thought Charlie Hunnam was cute in Abandon even if it sucked.


    Good lord that man was born gorgeous.

  • Belkwinith

    Tom Hardy, for the win.

  • I_Sell_Books

    I have no idea who some of these people are.

  • wojtek

    Oh cmon Nathan is ADORABLE!

    And very eager to sell me a depilator for some reason, but still - ADORABLE.

  • Slash

    Craig does look like he'd just as soon kick your ass as look at you. He kinda reminds me of one of my nephews, actually (not now, just this picture at whatever age he is, I assume late teens, early 20s).

  • Slash

    Eh, some of them are fine. Almost everybody has stupid hair when they're young. I generally don't judge people harshly for the hair and clothes they sported when they were under the age of, say, 25 or 30. Now, if you're 40 and you have feathered hair or you're balding and you've got a ponytail ... no mercy.

  • Wormer22

    Can someone please name all of them? I'm so lost with the last two, I have no idea where to even begin.

  • Maguita NYC

    I've gotten a few... Maybe we should start from the bottom picture up? I've counted 16 pictures in all:

    1. John Barrowman
    4. Tom Hardy
    5. Tom Hiddleston
    6. Michael Fassbender
    7. Benedict Cumberbatch
    8. Jeremy Renner
    9. Robert Downey Jr.
    10. George Clooney
    11. Timothy Olyphant
    12. Charlie Hunam
    13. Nathan Fillion
    15. Daniel Craig
    16. George Clooney

  • thisonenow

    2. John Slattery channeling Fred Savage
    3. Jon Hamm
    14. David Tennant

  • Leelee

    My overwhelming reaction to most of these was "awww, look how cute". Then I got to Fassbender and it changed to "phwoarr, yes please".
    Also: is it wrong that I really just want to cuddle Tom Hiddleston? Not even anything sexual, I just want to squeeze him (and then maybe do something sexual if the moment seems right).

  • LolaDies

    That is pretty much how I always feel with Tom Hiddleston.

  • zeke_the_pig

    No, no, no, no, no, none of this is real.
    Please no more dispatches from 90's hair glade, aka purgatory.

  • mb

    Daniel Craig looks TERRIFYING.

  • Mrs. Julien

    He looks like an Aryan wet dream.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Daniel Craig looks like a prep school asshole. Too bad he was wrong generation for School Ties/Dead Poets.

  • WOW, Jon Hamm used to be really hot!

  • ShagEaredVillain

    Who's the blonde kid with Timothy Olyphant's teethHOLYSHIT

  • Lemon_Poundcake

    THANK YOU! For the life of me I could not figure out who the hell that is.

  • annie

    Is it weird I find Renner the hottest out of this? Or is it weird I can say with absolutely certainty that picture of Cumberbatch is only like three years old?

  • MissAmynae

    Nope. I'd still do dirty, dirty things with Renner to the dulcet sounds of Paula Abdul's "Rush, Rush."

  • Oh, now I'm picturing young Keanu, too. Thanks for that!

  • MissAmynae

    my pleasure! he is delicious in that video, isn't he.....

  • Maguita NYC

    Renner reminds me of those 80s androgynous pretty boys. He was so very pretty, in comparison to what I consider his more contemporary rough look. Not into shorty much, unfortunately.

  • laylaness

    Yup, Tennant takes my heart at any age.

    And RDJ is perpetually perfect.

  • Young David Tennant is adorable!

  • almond

    Cumberbatch is rocking the signature ikea bedcover and Fillion looks prettier and more ingenue than a blushing virgin.
    Up until now I hadn't realised that Draco Malfoy grew up to become James Bond.
    Renner and Hardy look like the quintessential early 2000 try-hard wanna-be rocker.
    Clooney is an league of his own.
    Fassbender is still hot and yummy.

  • $27019454

    I'm having the second best day! The BEST day is the day when someone lists the older men. GODDAMN that's such a good day.

  • Smirking Hiddleston is my favorite. I just want to pinch his cheeks and say "Oh, you".

    However, the Ghost of Daniel Craig's Youth is seriously creeping my shit.

  • $27019454

    Tom Hiddleston looks like my maiden Auntie Marion, who has 12 cats and lives an alternative lifestyle.

  • AngelenoEwok


  • $27019454

    Jesus, not me! I'm a sex-crazed 19-year old!!!

  • $27019454

    Who's the half-baked fox with the guitar? Because DAYUM.

  • Dominique Lefebvre

    Jeremy Renner!

  • Maguita NYC

    I remember reading an article with that picture in it some time ago.

    That was taken when he was one of the cast on some reality show in Australia (I believe), not only at that time it was understood to all that he was out and proud, but he was one of the most trouble-makers on the show as well. Played his "oddness" to the max.

    I feel like such a dirty little gossip.

  • $27019454

    God. Stone fox. Nowadays...notsomuch.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    You have such a type, don't you. :)

  • dsbs

    Alright, so I've got:

    Header - Clooney
    Daniel Craig (whoever said white supremacist up there was right - that is an unfortunately alarming picture)
    David Tennant (adorable)
    Nathan Fillion (still good)
    ...Matt Damon?
    Clooney again
    Robert Downey Jr. (still good)
    Jeremy Renner (still good)
    Benedict Cumberbatch (still good)
    Michael Fassbender (I...actually see it NOW more than I did before)
    Tom Hiddleston (lord help me, I'm thisclose to crossing the line from pleasant celebrity crush too full on I-need-to-be-with-him-now teenage stalker territory)
    Tom Hardy
    ??? (feel like I should know this one...)
    Captain Jack Harkness.

  • Dominique Lefebvre

    Below Filion:
    Charlie Hunam
    Timothy Olyphant

    Below Hardy:

  • dsbs


  • Dominique Lefebvre

    Who are:
    The guy below Hunam
    The guy below Fassy
    The last guy.

    I'm stumped!

  • Dominique Lefebvre

    Oh wait, Timothy Olyphant and Tom Hiddleston for the first two I didn't know. But who is the last??

  • Dominique Lefebvre

    John Barrowman, okay I'm done.

  • MGMcD

    Young Tom Hardy would have broken my sixteen year old heart.

  • loo shag brolley

    Am I the only one seeing the Short Hair Headband? Have I turned into Clint Eastwood?

  • Pants-are-a-must

    No, Walt Kowalski, you're not the only one, but is this of any importance?

  • loo shag brolley

    Any more than anyone else's opinion on this or any website? No. Guys wearing headbands EVER just give me the heebie-jeebies.

    And from now on, every single comment I read from you better be the most fucking important thing I've read that day.


  • Pants-are-a-must

    Young Tom Hardy would've been the best Backstreet Boy EVER.

  • MissAmynae

    Right after he's recited bad pseudo-Shakespearean poetry while we recline beside a beach bonfire....and then dedicates it to that bitch Stacey.

  • mrchopper

    And robbed your purse for more crack.

  • $27019454

    Bangbang BANG

  • dj

    whose the last guy?

  • Manny

    I could tell who everyone but the last one was. Who's he?

  • John Barrowman.

  • There'll Be Pancakes

    Olyphant.... ah, so that's what our teenage son will look like...

  • BWeaves

    This is why wrinkles and short grey hair are sexy.

    However, Fillion looks damn FINE.

  • Luke Anthony Matthews

    Michael Fassbender and Nathan Fillion clearly did knowo better! Hello. I sound pervy. Oh well.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Eh, Fillion's hair never looked different.

  • $27019454

    I don't know who many of these guys are.

  • Lee

    Me neither

  • nini

    is it bad that i don't see anything bad in the charlie hunnam picture? on the contrary...even though i still do prefer the scruffy biker style

  • BendinIntheWind

    There's definitely an early 2000's boy band veneer, but I'd still hit it. Hard.

  • $27019454


  • RocksEaglesHats

    Yeah, all these dudes still look pretty damn good. I'd be stoked to look like that.

    NOTABLE EXCEPTION: 2nd Clooney pic with long Native-American hair, untamed eyebrows and borderline double chin. Ye Gods, man. Perhaps there is hope for us all.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Slattery is doing his DAMNDEST to channel The Boss, while clearly baked out of his skull. I'd have had no clue who that was if it weren't for the mouse-over giving it away.
    And dare I say it - chubby Clooney could pass for Rosie's brother. Age has been kinder than youth to many of these guys, but ol' George drew pocket aces.

  • prairiegirl

    So THAT'S who that was. I knew the face was familiar but couldn't for the life of me place him.

    Clooney's second pic just makes me giggle. He continues to age like a fine, fine wine.

  • peachykeen

    Didn't know any better?! Did you see those pictures of Cumberbatch and Hiddleston. Be-still my heart! (and David looked so cute and awkward...along with Nathan and John B.)

  • Nadine

    Jesus christ Daniel Craig looked like he'd be on some sort of watch list for white power extremists. Motherfucker is pale.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Yikes, no kidding... hello Hitler Youth... wait... so he could be the Pope?

  • Maguita NYC

    And is that his... original nose??

  • FrayedMachine

    So it's a fact. Tom Hiddleston has always and will forever be a cutie patootie.

  • Snath

    Helloooo Captain Acne Harkness.

  • pxilated

    Whatever. I'll take him!

  • Snath

    I didn't say I wouldn't!

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