Imagine if you could go back in time and meet your younger, wilder self? What words of advice would you have? Dutch artist Ard Gelinck hasn't invented the time machine just yet, but his brilliantly photoshopped images of iconic people and their younger versions might just be the next best thing.

The seemingly posed photographs depict celebrities such as Freddy Mercury, Tom Hanks and Madonna side by side in before-and-after versions of themselves, looking for all the world like best buddies hanging out and having a great time together. We here at Bored Panda have selected our favorite of Ard's works, which you can see below. Which are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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#1

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

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Nancy Jeckells
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2 years ago

I love Tom Hanks, best actor of his generation by far !

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#2

Matt Leblanc

Matt Leblanc

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Pumbaa
Community Member
2 years ago

Sexy :'D

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Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks just as good today, nothing wrong with getting older

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Richard Gere

Richard Gere

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Nancy Jeckells
Community Member
2 years ago

he has aged well.

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

Growing up beautifully

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

them cheeks! she is amazing!

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#7

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago (edited)

Awesome. I'm such a big fan of Queen, I have a cat named after Freddie Mercury. Would give infinity upvotes if I could.

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

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Gaurav Joshi
Community Member
2 years ago

kid, you'll be prez one day kid: stop fooling

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#9

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

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Ms.Maria
Community Member
2 years ago

*swoon*

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#10

David Bowie

David Bowie

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Lena Hudson
Community Member
2 years ago

If I had been living under a rock, then told this is a pic of father and son, I'd believe it. Doesn't always happen. My daughter (thankfully hehe) looks nothing like me, but is a clone of my mother at her age. Oh and all 3 of us have identical eye-moles, scars and permanent bruises. Nothing to do wit genetics, just freaky coincidences 😵

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#11

Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

Aged well.

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#12

Will Smith

Will Smith

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Gaurav Joshi
Community Member
2 years ago

Just suit up to make him mature! really

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#13

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

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Peter Dylan
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this woman and her laugh :)

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Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

my favorite actor. he can play anything and be amazing

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#15

Pink

Pink

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

The smiles still there

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Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks more beautiful now

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#17

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi

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Nancy Jeckells
Community Member
2 years ago

gorgeous at any time and with any haircut !

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#18

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

<3 Julia!

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Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

Still sexy as ever

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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Pored Banda
Community Member
2 years ago

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still touching young boys I see

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Adele

Adele

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Gaurav Joshi
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2 years ago

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never mind

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#22

Tina Turner

Tina Turner

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

Ageing well, like a fine wine

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#23

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

Still sweet faced now

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#24

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
2 years ago

forever doing her own thing

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#25

Madonna

Madonna

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Peter Dylan
Community Member
2 years ago

This!!

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#26

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

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Gaurav Joshi
Community Member
2 years ago

The co-founders

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#27

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

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Carmen Elena
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this. Makes me sad at the same time.It feels like she has a second chance in the pic.

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#28

George Clooney

George Clooney

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
2 years ago

Young George looks like John Stamos

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#29

Paul Mccartney

Paul Mccartney

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Danny Boi
Community Member
2 years ago

Love that Paul is STILL making music.

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#30

George Michael

George Michael

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ptm45
Community Member
2 years ago

i miss his music

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#31

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like he's taking his little brother to the movies

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#32

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox

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Val
Community Member
2 years ago

My favourite "friend"!

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

Heeeeeeyy!

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#34

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

I love that she is very expressive. after all she been through, she is very strong!

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Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

He actually looks better now

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

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Nancy Jeckells
Community Member
2 years ago

still a little ginger man! lovely!

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Sting

Sting

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Nancy Jeckells
Community Member
2 years ago

on the left, pre-nose job!

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Phil Collins

Phil Collins

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
2 years ago

"I will miss that little peninsula of hair one day"

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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

To much unnecessary surgery

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
2 years ago

he muscled up

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#41

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

Bad photoshop on this one...

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#42

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

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Momo Skarsgård
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like he is taking a pic with his son!

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Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
2 years ago

he once looked like Harry Styles

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Beyonce

Beyonce

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
2 years ago

And you will be queen, little sister

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Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams

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Lisa Florina
Community Member
2 years ago

Love robbie!

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#46

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

Hello hello.

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#47

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

The Hoff hasn't really changed.

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#48

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

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Tankut Dogrul
Community Member
2 years ago

well done puberty!

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#49

Carice Van Houten

Carice Van Houten

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Kimberly Lundy
Community Member
2 years ago

Who is she...?

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#50

Madonna

Madonna

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Peter Dylan
Community Member
2 years ago

KWEEN

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