20 Celebrities Posing Side-By-Side with Their Younger SelvesBy Jennifer Snow
Many of us would love to go back in time and have one last look at how we were during our younger days. It would be amazing to reassure our young selves and give ourselves valuable life advice. Of course, it is not possible to do that in this day and age. Perhaps time travel will be a thing in the future, but for now, we have to make do with the kind of digital trickery you’re about to discover.
A digital artist on Instagram (@ardgelinck) made something approximating time travel possible by Photoshopping celebrities next to their younger selves. The results are amazing as it seems like they are hugging and engaging with each other. It truly does look like they know they’re posing with their younger/older selves. Read on to learn more about these celebs and enjoy their uncanny photos.
Nicole Kidman and Her Wild Hair
Nicole Kidman enjoyed a long career in Hollywood and then found television success with Big Little Lies. Indeed she won an Emmy for her role as Celeste Wright. In this photo, it seems that Nicole is having a cheek-to-cheek interaction with her daughter, but it is actually her younger self.
She’s indeed changed through time. From wild curls to soft waves, red hair to blonde, she is almost unrecognizable. However, some things stay the same – just like her elegance and classiness.
Oprah Winfrey Loves Her Younger Self
In this photo, it seems that older Oprah Winfrey is assuring her younger self that everything will be alright. True enough, Oprah is one of the most powerful women of our time. As a TV host, actress, and author, she has influenced a lot of people.
If only the older Oprah could tell the younger one what she has to look forward to, she would be deeply proud of herself and her achievements. All you can see at this stage is a timid smile from young Oprah. How adorable and pure it is!
Dolly Parton and Her Daughter… Wait, What?
Dolly Parton started working in the limelight at an early age. When she was just ten years old, she appeared on the Cas Walker Show, and at thirteen, she had already recorded a song – Puppy Love – on Goldband Records. Producers at the time thought that Dolly had a lot of potential, which is why they supported her.
In this photo, it seems that the older Dolly is hugging her daughter, but the truth is, it’s the younger Dolly. She is indeed fond of big hair as it is one of the few things that did not change through the years. Keep slaying, Dolly!
Jennifer Aniston and her ageless beauty!
Jennifer Aniston rose to fame for her role as Rachel Green in the award-winning sitcom Friends. Through that role, she was able to bag Emmy and Golden Globe awards. It also paved the way for her to become one of Hollywood’s biggest film stars.
In this photo, it is evident that Jennifer did not age a bit. She is still the same smiling, bubbly, and beautiful girl from the 90s. Moreover, it appears to be that older Jennifer is giving her younger self a warm hug, assuring her that she’ll only grow more beautiful through the years.
Brigitte Bardot and Her Beautiful Locks
Brigitte Bardot is known for her portrayal of sexually liberated characters with hedonistic lifestyles. Indeed, she was considered one of the best-known sex symbols of the 50s and 60s.
There are still recognizable features that the older Brigitte shares with her younger self. The golden locks, which she treasured through the years, are still there. Can you believe that the lipstick shade favored by both young and old Brigitte is the same? The only difference is the clothing style. Older Brigitte is more on the conservative side, while her younger self is wilder.
Michelle Pfeifer – Always Stunning
Michelle Pfeifer has always been known as a stunner. More than being beautiful, she was also recognized as a talented and prolific actress in the 80s and 90s, appearing in a variety of film and television roles.
Michelle’s older self looks like the cool mom with a lot of battles won, whereas her younger self is much more like the popular girl in high school. Which do you prefer? We’d go with both!
Pierce Brosnan and His Enduring Eye Contact
Pierce Brosnan is known for being one of the actors who portrayed James Bond. Because of this character, the image that he was able to represent is more like the suave man. Both the younger and older versions of Pierce are charming.
This picture is definitely decades apart. However, they’re striking almost the same pose – it seems that this is Pierce’s favorite one! He is effortlessly sophisticated, which is why people all over the world still have crushes on him.
A Happier Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts came a long way thanks to Vivian Ward. If you don’t remember, this was the character she played in the classic movie Pretty Woman. This photo actually shows younger Julia on the official poster of the movie.
The photo seems like the younger and older Julia are hugging each other. They have plenty of reasons to be so affectionate with each other. After all, Julia Roberts was and still is a well-respected performer. She does look happier as an older woman. Maybe the younger Julia experienced a lot of turmoil.
Carrie Fisher Chatting with Princess Leia
The artist did a great job in photoshopping this wonderful picture of Carrie Fisher. She is an American actress known for depicting the character of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.
In this photo, older Carrie appears to be coaching her younger self. This photo makes us giggle because it looks like the older Carrie time-traveled to visit her younger self just so she could tell her about where the Star Wars franchise would take her.
Who You Gonna Call? Bill Murray!
Ghostbusters is one of those classic movies that is loved even by the current generation. Bill Murray was one of the original actors to appear in the film franchise, and this photo is something that will give you a strong sense of nostalgia.
It seems that the older Bill is teaming up with his younger self to go into battle with ghosts. He’s rocking the original costumes in both the past and the future, complete with all the gear. Maybe it’d be a good idea to combine the 1984 film with any future ones to make it seem as if they’re time-traveling. Who knows?
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Just like the James Bond movies, people eagerly awaited the release of each new Indiana Jones film. Harrison Ford played an adventurer in these films, and in real life, he’s equally adventurous. The actor is a licensed pilot who works when needed during emergencies. A real superhero, indeed!
This photo is perfectly edited to appear as if the older Harrison is looking at his younger self. Of course, complete with the same costume, including the iconic hat, leather jacket, and bag. Nothing much has changed!
Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?
Clint Eastwood is an all-rounder in the world of filmmaking. As an actor, director, producer, and even composer, everyone should know this guy. He rose to international fame after portraying the antihero in the classic film Man with No Name.
Clint’s younger self looks confident and has that boy-next-door vibe. His older self seems grumpier. It’s as if he is thinking, “Do you feel lucky, punk?” His chiseled eyebrows and straight face show that maybe he has had enough of doing every job in the industry. Clint is still looking great, though.
David Bowie Being Beautifully Weird with Himself
David Bowie was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. With his unique music and eccentric characters, he dazzled audiences throughout the years. Nowadays, most people know and love his music.
However, in this photo, it seems that the older David is already tired of the bizarre costumes of his past. Younger David looks like he’s weirding his older self out with his unusual look and pose. The older one is definitely leaning away from him!
The Adorable Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox played one of the most iconic characters in TV history – Monica Geller of Friends. Because of this character, Courteney received awards and recognition, which further developed her name in the industry.
Technology has helped older Courtney look younger than her years, and now, it has reunited her with her younger self. Younger Courteney was adorable, but when she reached her 40s, she blossomed into an elegant woman. Just like her former co-star, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox only gets more beautiful as she grows older.
Richard Gere Has Barely Changed
Richard Gere started his career in a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar in 1977. After that, people in the industry saw his potential, and he landed a starring role in Days of Heaven in 1978. Following the success of his first movies, he won interesting roles in many different films, including Pretty Woman and Chicago.
This is one of the most natural-looking photos on the list. It truly looks like the two Richards are hanging out together. Even their outfits are complementary! You can see that Richard Gere has changed over the years, but for the most part, he looks exactly the same.
An Older, Wiser George Clooney
George Clooney is one of the most successful actors of our era. He has received three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards. This edited picture of George perfectly demonstrates the generational differences.
Speaking of generation gaps, the older George is wearing a formal wardrobe to portray how much the years have changed him. On the other hand, the younger George is more of a relaxed, go-with-the-flow type of guy. Older George seems to be proud of his younger self, which is sweet.
Jack Nicholson or Jack Torrence from The Shining?
Jack Nicholson starred in the classic horror film The Shining in 1977. Because of Jack the actor’s incredible performance, Jack the character received recognition as one of the 100 greatest movie characters of all time. We cannot imagine anyone playing the role but Jack.
The younger Jack is definitely scary and would pass as a serial killer. However, older Jack has a totally different vibe. The big smile on his face gives off a comforting feeling that is contrary to his character in The Shining. What if older Jack had starred in the movie? We might have seen an entirely different ending.
Jim Carrey Joking with Himself
Jim Carrey is well-known for his energetic performances and masterful comedic timing. Then again, Jim also tried his hand at drama, including films such as Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). With this, we conclude that Jim is indeed a versatile actor.
Fans of Jim Carrey will recognize his younger self in this photo as Lloyd Christmas from Dumb & Dumber. How can you ignore those full bangs and that chipped tooth? It looks like the younger Jim is leaning his forehead against older Jim – a move Jim would definitely do in real life. Goofy Jim always wins!
Back-to-back Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is one of the most popular film stars worldwide and is now known as an American cultural icon. He’s starred in a lot of breakthrough films and has mostly received positive media attention.
These photos came from two of his highest-grossing movies: Mr. Rogers and Forrest Gump. The artist placed the two Toms in the perfect setting. Considering that these two characters were so well-loved by viewers, it’s heartwarming to see them together. The younger and older versions of Tom Hanks are both adorable!
Back to the Future with Michael J. Fox
Of all the celebrities featured on this list, Michael J. Fox is the most suited to the concept. Why? Because he played one of the main characters in Back to the Future – a film series that was all about time travel.
Michael’s character in the movies – Marty McFly – was always adventuring through time, but in this photo, it seems that he did it in real life. The way younger Michael is holding his sunglasses makes it look like he’s surprised to see himself in the future. Older Michael knows what’s going on, so he’s just smiling for the camera.