Ard Gelinck Created These Touching Photos of Celebrities With Their Younger Selves


Celebrities With Their Younger Selves

The 10-year comparison photo trend seen on Facebook, in which people posted pictures of themselves now and from 10 years ago, quickly went viral. The trend was all simple fun until one artist from the Netherlands, Ard Gelinck, started a fascinating art project on Instagram that has had social media going crazy. Gelinck has been posting then and now pictures of famous celebrities on his Instagram page @photo_time_traveling. Instead of putting them side by side, he has photoshopped them seamlessly, making it seem as if they time traveled to meet their former selves and took a picture. From actors to singers, come check out how much these celebs people have changed over the years!

Emma Watson

Daniel Radcliffe wasn’t the only one to strike gold when they were young by starring in the Harry Potter movie franchise. Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, later decided to go study at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Emma Watson

She didn’t let studies get in the way of her acting career, though, and she has had a successful career beyond Hermione Granger. She’s played in a variety of roles as well, which makes us very happy she has managed to expand beyond her stellar performance in Harry Potter.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, whose father also happens to be an actor, had her breakthrough with the 1990s TV sitcom Friends. Since then, she hasn’t looked back at all, starring in many blockbusters that have earned her a lot of money.

Jennifer Aniston

Truly solidifying her place as one of Hollywood’s preeminent superstars, she also mingled with some of Hollywood’s greatest stars. Most notably, this includes marriages to Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux. Sadly, both of these marriages failed. Despite it all, she’s one of the entertainment industry’s best-paid stars.

Justin Bieber

It seems like only yesterday that Justin was the little boy we see on the right here. Just look at how much he’s grown up! Today, he’s married to the beautiful Hailey Baldwin and the two continue to make headlines with their relationship, especially after getting married in secret.

Justin Bieber

Although Bieber may not be a “Baby” anymore, it seems he still hasn’t changed his signature pose in the last 10 years and is still giving girls major Bieber fever.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has come a long way since his ’80s heartthrob days in the TV show 21 Jump Street. His major breakthrough in movies was Edward Scissorhands, alongside Winona Ryder. Since then, he has collaborated frequently with the director, Tim Burton.

Johnny Depp

Besides Burton, though, he is a favorite of many other filmmakers and has a track record of blockbusters to prove he is just as popular with audiences. In addition, many might not know that he’s a skilled guitarist as well.

Justin Timberlake

We almost forgot about Justin Timberlake’s bleach-blond tips when he was still a member of N’SYNC in the 1990s. This looks like it was taken even before he and Britney appeared on the red carpet in matching Canadian tuxedos.

Justin Timberlake

Since the ’90s, Justin Timberlake has had an extremely successful solo career that dwarfs all the other member of N’SYNC combined. In fact, toss in the members of rival boy band The Backstreet Boys. Way to go, Justin!

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe was one of the luckiest child actors ever when he was selected for the role of Harry Potter. What better springboard than being the lead character in the film adaptations of one of the greatest children’s book series ever penned?

Daniel Radcliffe

The money earned with this series granted him a level of financial stability few have at a young age. Since then, he has chosen to play in a variety of movies, both independent and studio-backed films. He has also appeared onstage in several Broadway productions.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio got his start on TV before becoming a successful film star. From the beginning, he has been marked for his acting skills. He has managed to woo both filmmakers and audiences over the years, but he kept missing out on that elusive Oscar.

Leonardo DiCaprio

That is, until he wrestled with a bear in The Revenant and survived. Only then did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honor him with the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Ed Sheeran

Long before Ed Sheeran captured our hearts with his endearing voice and songs, he was a stuttering boy with confidence issues. Thankfully, he was able to overcome these difficulties with the incidental help of Eminem.

Ed Sheeran

According to Sheeran, he would rap along with him on The Marshall Mathers LP, which helped him get over his stutter. Since then, he has become one of the world’s most successful musicians. He has also branched out into acting, which received both negative and positive responses from critics.

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox, the Scottish singer-songwriter, first achieved serious success as a member of the synthpop duo Eurythmics. Not an ’80s fan? This partnership produced the classic song Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), which everyone should know. During this era, she looked as she does on the left, with the dyed red hair.

Annie Lennox

She has since become one of Britain’s most successful acts with an extremely successful solo career. You can see her on the right as she looks nowadays.

Tom Cruise

Although he played in several early ’80s movies alongside some serious talent, Tom Cruise was first hurled to stardom and became famous in the 1983 comedy Risky Business. Since then, his success in movies has been astronomical.

Tom Cruise

His films have grossed in the billions of dollars, solidifying his place as one of Hollywood’s greatest stars. It doesn’t seem to matter, as long as he acts in a movie, people will go see it. Since the early days, he has had three unsuccessful marriages, but look at how happy he looks!

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey’s story is one of the most touching on this list. She overcame abject poverty, domestic abuse, and worse on her way to become one of the most powerful people on the planet.

Oprah Winfrey

On the right, she’s sitting on top of a multi-billion dollar empire that she created with her bare hands, but on the left, she is a trailblazing African-American woman trying to make a name for herself in TV media. She’s certainly come a long way!

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt was born in Oklahoma before his family moved to Missouri. As he was graduating from college, he realized that what he really wanted to do was be an actor, so he moved to Hollywood. His start was slow but sure as he gained experience.

Brad Pitt

You can see Brad Pitt in a slew of late-’80s and early ’90s movies, appearances that are fairly obscure. He rose to prominence in the ’90s, starring in movies such as Seven, Fight Club, and 12 Monkeys, and hasn’t looked back since.

Will Smith

Yes, Will Smith is indeed from West Philadelphia, born and raised. He had some success as a rapper, using the name The Fresh Prince. He truly rose to fame with the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which served as a springboard for his acting career.

Will Smith

Although he still made music, he is now considered one of the most bankable Hollywood actors, with his movies raking in billions of dollars. He still makes music from time to time.

Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck is probably best known for starring as P.I. Thomas Magnum in the TV show Magnun, P.I. He also starred in the movie Three Men and a Baby, as well as in TV’s Blue Bloods. 

Tom Selleck

Many may not know this, but his acting career was on hiatus during the Vietnam War, during which he enlisted as part of the California National Guard from 1967 to 1973. A good looking actor and a patriot! He’s also one of the few men who can still pull off a mustache.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg got started in the late ’60s and early ’70s, slowly building a repertoire of directing credits. It was his 1975 film Jaws that certainly thrust him into fame, and he hasn’t stopped making incredibly good movies since.

Steven Spielberg

His knack for directing also translated well into production. Spielberg also founded successful studios, such as DreamWorks. He has twice won the Academy Award for Best Director. It is estimated he is worth $3.7 billion. A lot has gone by since his early days as a young film director.

Lady Gaga

When Bradley Cooper was making A Star Is Born, he removed the makeup off of Lady Gaga’s face, even though it is part of what made up her look for years. Her unconventional fashion sense and her mash-up of glam rock and pop melodies have shot her to fame, but she’s always been behind heavy makeup — until now.

Lady Gaga

This was the first time she played in a movie and she has already been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has gone a long way since his days of making quirky comedies like Splash, Turner and Hooch, and Big. His more serious roles include Forrest Gump (which is also a comedy, albeit less light-hearted), Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, and more.

Tom Hanks

For his accurate portrayal of an Army captain in Saving Private Ryan, he was honored in the United States Army Rangers Hall of Fame in 2006. His films have also grossed in the billions of dollars, making him one of Hollywood’s most profitable actors.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson had largely been absent from the public eye since the infamous wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl halftime show, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been doing anything. The youngest member of the prolific Jackson family has been making music continuously for decades, emerging just as her brother, Michael, was in his heyday.

Janet Jackson

Incredibly, she gave birth to a baby a couple years ago when she was 50 years old. She’s one of the world’s best-selling artists and will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury is remembered as one of the greatest vocalists of all time who was sadly taken away from us far too soon from complications arising from AIDS in 1991. He was only 45 years old.

Freddie Mercury

Despite this, he left an impressive collection of work that ensures his legacy will be preserved for generations to come with the rock group Queen. Here you see his development throughout the years, from his earlier, clean-cut look to the stylishly mustachioed look that he was famous for.

Bruce Springsteen

As the song suggests, Bruce Springsteen was born in the U.S.A. With his mix of folk and rock and roll, he captured the hearts of audiences worldwide with his E Street Band. He hit it big in 1975 with Born to Run and followed this success with the immensely popular Born in the U.S.A. a decade later.

Bruce Springsteen

Over the years, he has remained relevant to the American rock scene. Here he is pictured as he was when he first started as well as where he is now.

George Clooney

George Clooney may have debuted on TV in 1978, but it wouldn’t be until a decade and a half later that he would have his breakthrough in ER. Audiences seemed to prefer his salt and pepper look, apparently thinking that Clooney, just like a fine wine, has only gotten better with age.

George Clooney

That being said, look at how adorable he was on the left! It’s surprising he didn’t hit it big before. In any case, it’s clear he’s come a long way from 1988’s Return of the Killer Tomatoes.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton went from humble beginnings to become one of country music’s greatest female stars, with 26 songs reaching number one on the Billboard country charts. These include “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” the latter of which is perhaps best known from Whitney Houston’s soulful rendition.

Dolly Parton

From growing up in a one-room cabin along with 11 other children in eastern Tennessee, she is currently worth about $500 million. Still looking great at 73, she was recently honored with an all-star tribute at the 2019 Grammys.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts was hurled to Hollywood stardom after starring in Pretty Woman in 1990. She was paid only $300,000 for this role, but she made up for that in later years. For years, she was the highest-paid actress in the world and her movies have made billions of dollars.

Julia Roberts

Notably, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2000 for Erin Brockovich. Many years have passed since she became such a huge star, and yet she looks just as breathtaking as she ever did. How does she pull it off?

Michael Jackson

Before his tragic death, Michael Jackson was America’s childhood sweetheart, singing alongside his siblings as part of the Jackson 5. After the decline of Motown, Michael was able to reinvent himself and made history.

Michael Jackson

Among his most notable contributions to popular culture from this era are the album Thriller, which is the best-selling album of all time, and the moonwalk, his most iconic dance move. In the hat, you can see him after suffering the effects of vitiligo, a skin disease, which transformed his skin color.

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox captured our hearts with his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties and Marty McFly in Back to the Future. He also starred in Spin City as the deputy mayor of New York.

Michael J. Fox

Since he announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he left the show and was replaced by Charlie Sheen. Despite largely stepping out of the limelight, he still occasionally appears on screen for various performances, not to mention his advocacy for Parkinson’s disease research.

Robert De Niro

Who do you think you’re talking to? Robert De Niro has enjoyed a long and illustrious career in between where he was on the left and on the right. He was a younger Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, which won him an Oscar.

Robert De Niro

He later won for Raging Bull. Since these roles, he has played in a number of high-profile roles. Considered one of the most highly respected actors in Hollywood, he is able to do both comedy and drama.