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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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

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Nancy Jeckells
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Matt Leblanc

Matt Leblanc

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Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

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Kaisu Rei
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He still looks just as charming as he did forty years ago!

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Will Smith

Will Smith

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Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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Luis Milian
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my favorite actor. he can play anything and be amazing

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Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi

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Nancy Jeckells
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

gorgeous at any time and with any haircut !

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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diane a
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shame what he did to himself - he was beautiful as a young man.

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner

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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

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Carmen Elena
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Paul Mccartney

Paul Mccartney

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Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Luis Milian
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Phil Collins

Phil Collins

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My boy. Listened to his second album like nuns pray yhe rosary.

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Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's earned that face. I saw him in a store in NYC in the early 1980s. Before I recognized him, the fact that he was incredibly sexy registered right away. Whew.

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Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams

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diane a
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I used to work with his uncle - looked just the same as the older pic.

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David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff

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Coreen Kerr
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most of us go thru stages of life where we are complete buttheads but David came out of it alright. He is a kind man with a great sense of humour. So as they say don't knock it till you've walked a mile in their shoes. Take care Coreen

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Carice Van Houten

Carice Van Houten

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Linda Janssen
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she plays the Red woman in Game of thrones, the artist of these manipulations is Dutch, so it's not weird that she has done this manipulation for one of the biggest Dutch stars.

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Madonna

Madonna

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Flávia Guimarães
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love Madonna but she lost the botox battle. She seems more Donatela Versace then Donatela herself.

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