Dutch graphic designer Ard Gelinck makes time travel possible. At least, for popular celebrities. Gelinck has been photoshopping famous people as if they're hanging out with their younger selves, and the side-by-side comparisons come out so cool, you can't help but wonder if some of his subjects have them framed.

Gelinck has worked on these photomontages for about 10 years now, but it doesn't look like he's running out of ideas. On the contrary. The graphic designer continues to delight his 258K Instagram followers with regular photo comparisons. Continue scrolling to check out the latest ones, and for his earlier works, fire up Bored Panda's older articles here and here.

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Matt Leblanc

Matt Leblanc

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1 year ago

How you doin'?

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The graphic designer said he's always trying to challenge himself when it comes to Photoshop. "The 'Then and Now' series is quite old when you consider that me and my brother made the first image for it about 10 years ago," Gelinck told Bored Panda. "About 5 years ago, I edited pictures for a lot of Dutch celebrities and it was a success, so I then started working with foreign celebrity photos. The first one was Madonna, and she even posted my image on her own Instagram."

The Queen of Pop, however, isn't the only Gelinck subject who has publicly admired his work. Rob Lowe, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Annie Lennox, BeeGees, Jason Priestly, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Carice van Houten, Sylvester Stallone, Robbie Williams, Michael Douglas, Ricky Gervais, and many more have also given him a shoutout. "When I think about it, the list is quite impressive," Gelinck said.

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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

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Jezergirl
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1 year ago

This makes me cry a bit...

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When the Photoshop wizard is composing the pictures, he's often trying to make the subject and their former self embrace one another, be it an arm on the shoulder on a hug. "[The actual pose] depends on a lot of things. I'm trying to find one where they're standing next to each other."

The graphic designer thinks that his project has become so popular because people enjoy taking a trip down memory lane and remember the celebrities when they were young. Each of Gelinck's images is like a shot of nostalgia that brings back past moments of enjoying music chart hits, TV shows, and movies.

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Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

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Sandra Simpson
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1 year ago

Kind of looks like Harry and James.

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#4

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

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Tori Duffek Flores
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1 year ago

she was beautiful!!!

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#5

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

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Bored Seb
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1 year ago

Now he could play James Bond

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Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

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Iris
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1 year ago

And another one of my favorite actors ❤❤

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#7

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Love how his personality and sense of humor shines through.

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David Bowie

David Bowie

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Hisseefit
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1 year ago

Wish they would of used a Ziggy Stardust pic. 1972 vs 1986

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#9

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

I think she has aged well

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Will Smith

Will Smith

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Jezergirl
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1 year ago

He didn't change much!

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

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Kathy Smith
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1 year ago

I admire her immensely. Also, she’s a wonderful actress, and beautiful.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

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Lilly's happy place
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1 year ago

she is my favorite actress, she is beautiful and she has never made a bad movie.

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#13

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

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Aria Whitaker
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1 year ago

Like fine wine :)

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#14

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

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Sandra Simpson
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1 year ago

Could this photoshop 𝘣𝘦 any better?

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#15

Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)

Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)

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Mark
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1 year ago

"I feel so funky" one of the best lines ever in a film, I know it's coming and it still makes me smile :)

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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 year ago

Okay, but this is two of his characters, not how he actually looks. I'd like to see a side by side without costuming.

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George Clooney

George Clooney

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Jennifer Gould
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1 year ago

Wished they used his pic from his time on Rosanne! lol With his curly hair! :)

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Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

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Aragorn II Elessar
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1 year ago

So amazing that he needs to be on here twice

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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

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N G
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1 year ago

Ricky, please explain yourself

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Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

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Aragorn II Elessar
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1 year ago

Ah, the good old days when Luke preferred a blaster over a lightsaber, wanted to go to Tosche Station for power converters, and had two biological hands

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#21

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

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Aria Whitaker
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1 year ago

I. LOVE. DOLLY. My daughter subscribes to her "Imagination Library" and has gotten a free book, every month since she was born! She has a heart of gold and is a true role model.

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The Rock

The Rock

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Zoe Murphy
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1 year ago

I think he looks better now.

Kiss Army
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1 year ago

Way better now!!

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Oskar vanZandt
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1 year ago

The tattoos were a welcome enhancement... one of my favourite action movie actors: hard ass with humour.

Jaye Rodger
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks so much better bald

KttyMazMeow
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1 year ago

he had hair?!

Richard Servello
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1 year ago

Dwayne has aged the best here

Dinah McDiffitt Keyser
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1 year ago

I love him now that he is older. Good actor!

Merilyn Horton
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1 year ago

Good, better, best!

ANA MARTINEZ
Community Member
1 year ago

way better now

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks......the same!

Kristina Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

He's even more buff and ripped now. Amazing.

OTTER
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1 year ago

I’ll take the more mature one!!

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Some guys just look better with age.

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
1 year ago

He's more handsome NOW!

Blind Oracle
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1 year ago

a smile that can light up the world

Laura Deckers
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1 year ago

Who can take a nothing day And suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

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Queen_Fisher
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1 year ago

He looks so much better now

Gianna
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1 year ago

He definitely looks better now than back then.

Linda HS
Community Member
1 year ago

Better now 😁

Vick Selvig
Community Member
1 year ago

Sexiest man ever!!!!

Rita DS
Community Member
1 year ago

Sooooo much better now!!!

TomiSmith
Community Member
1 year ago

Older version totally.

giraffe cool
Community Member
1 year ago

Yessss

Arliene Hutzel
Community Member
1 year ago

oh yasss

Steve Attwood
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1 year ago

Phew! Hot

Brenda Cosby
Community Member
1 year ago

I forgot he had hair

Stacey Gates
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably not much now, bit who cares⁉️

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Jessica Langmeyer Specht
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1 year ago

looks better older

Melissa Watts
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1 year ago

better with age for sure

Rita Hamer
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1 year ago

The lean, mean, acting machine.

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorgeous now

Lilly's happy place
Community Member
1 year ago

he looks gorgeous either way

cheezydinosaur
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7 months ago

My old babysitters ex husband went to high school with the Rock

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

"...You're welcome!"

Michelle Graafmans
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks so much better now. ❤️

Maira Sarwar
Community Member
1 year ago

He's done lots of good movies

Madeleine Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

Still rocking ... is all about taking care of yourself

Desiree Beck
Community Member
1 year ago

Mmm he looks better today.

Wendy
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1 year ago

DAMN ~ ! ♥

Tanja Sib
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1 year ago

haha, I remember those days :D ! 3-2-5eda32...9cf8f7.jpg 3-2-5eda3209cf8f7.jpg

Ronnie Cota
Community Member
1 year ago

he looks better now

Stacey Gates
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

SO HOT🔥😍 Good then, great now‼️

Maria Munoz
Community Member
1 year ago

prefer the younger. Tats are revolting.

Rebekah Boka
Community Member
1 year ago

huh

Wendy Emlinger (ManyTotems)
Community Member
1 year ago

The Rock had hair?!

Tina-Marie Tarrant
Community Member
1 year ago

Back when he really could smmelelelelellelell what the rock was cooking, and then ate it. Much better now.

Bæđ Gįrł
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1 year ago

Idk he kinda looks likericardo milos:-:

Sarra R
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1 year ago

Why does his younger self have only a few bottom teeth though???

Kathleen Ferber
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1 year ago

I never saw a photo of his thighs before...

LM Jones
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1 year ago

He actually looks better without hair.

Teresa Groth
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1 year ago

I agree with Zoe Murphy!

LlamuLuva13
Community Member
1 year ago

well, um, we might just wanna erase the old him cuz the new him is fine for me

backatya
Community Member
1 year ago

still looks young

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like he's with his son!! WHAT HUGE muscles in this guy!!

Lorlie Ann
Community Member
1 year ago

So other than the hair & the tattoo he Hasn't Aged

Denisse Franco
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1 year ago

I can definitely smell what he's cooking! And it smells divine!

Jane Dorothy Warner
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1 year ago

I wonder -- did he shave or go bald?

Elsahthescienceguy
Community Member
1 year ago

How da heck dis man got muscles dat big?

Mary Barry
Community Member
1 year ago

How can a man skin be that smooth?!

Cuitlahuac Guerra
Community Member
1 year ago

hair doesn't suit him

Barbara Berg
Community Member
1 year ago

Fine wine tastes better aged...

Cynthia Setorie
Community Member
1 year ago

The Rock has Hair. My God

Stacey Gates
Community Member
1 year ago

HAD…

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kennapanda
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1 year ago

I'm glad he lost the ear ring.

Shelby McClain
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1 year ago

Hasn't changed one bit

RayneBeau Montgomery
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1 year ago

fine wine.

Stacey Gates
Community Member
1 year ago

OH YEAH 🥂

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Animal lover❤
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1 year ago

Wow ok

Monica Sargent
Community Member
1 year ago

Reached age 15 and stopped aging. Rock Everlasting

Rebekah
Community Member
1 year ago

He is just so damn pretty.

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year ago

All I see is that he lost his hair.

Mark
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1 year ago (edited)

Perhaps it only grows in the 90s style on the left so he decided to just lose it altogether ;)

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Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

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Robin DJW
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1 year ago

He has aged better than many.

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Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

this dude aged like fine wine

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Kevin McCallister & Macaulay Culkin

Kevin McCallister & Macaulay Culkin

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fro_st puppy
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1 year ago

Kevin! wow i hardly recognize him now he looks to different

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#26

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

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JessG
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1 year ago

When did Whoopie's hair go completely white?!?!

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George Michael

George Michael

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

RIP

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Sean Astin

Sean Astin

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LoPandas
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1 year ago

YES!!!! I WAS WAITING FOR THIS ONE

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Conan O’brien

Conan O’brien

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Granny Square
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1 year ago

That T-shirt! LOL

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Tom Felton & Draco Malfoy

Tom Felton & Draco Malfoy

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Mark
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1 year ago

I personally don't think he has aged well, probably comes from playing a evil character!

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