For some of us, time is ruthless, for others, it’s more merciful. But there is one thing that no one can escape (except Keanu Reeves, perhaps), and it’s aging.

Dutch graphic designer Ard Gelinck makes time travel possible with his next-level photoshopping skills - some of our favorite celebrities meet their younger versions in front of our very eyes. And it’s not a glitch in the matrix, Gelinck combines most recent and throwback pictures of well-known people from the entertainment world into a single photomontage. And although seeing these icons side by side hanging out with their younger selves might seem a little odd, we are all here for the nostalgic vibe. Do you feel old yet?

Take this exciting trip down memory lane and if it‘s not enough, stop by our previous post with more celebrities here to see how they changed over time.

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Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 1 month ago

A true legend of our time , im happy to be alive in his era

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams

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Phoebe Bean 1 month ago

This picture makes me feel so sad about his pain, even behind that beautiful smile.

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When we reached out to Ard Gelinck and asked how the idea for this project came about, Ard Gelinck told Bored Panda: “I have been posting photos online for about 10 years. I often challenge myself to create a certain series of images, including this "then & now" series that you see a lot now.” The 45-year-old artist said he has been creative from childhood on. After doing creative education, he currently works as a graphic designer.

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Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

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Rob Lucchetti 1 month ago

Brilliant actor....

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

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KaPOW 1 month ago

Hardly a recent one of older Leo though, that must still be 10 years old

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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

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Phoebe Bean 1 month ago

Amazing actor!

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Ard Gelinck’s masterful use of Photoshop takes the usual before-and-after comparisons to another level and, in some cases, makes us look twice. The careful matching of colors, lighting, tones, and scale makes the portraits look seamlessly blended although most of the photos combined are decades apart. The artist puts his subjects in a realistic environment where they interact as if two lookalikes or relatives had just met to catch up, except those two people are the exact same person.

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Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

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Phoebe Bean 1 month ago

Oh, you made my day!!

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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

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Rob Lucchetti 1 month ago

Doogie! Loved that show...

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Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges

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Alex K 1 month ago

always handsome

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Aside from his innovative approach and undeniable editing powers, Gelinck’s work covers what the internet loves the most: seeing celebrities age. Whether growing up on screen or stage, it makes your life and appearance, in particular, food for discussion. Being as classy as they are, most celebrities have aged gracefully like a fine wine; others seem immortal to the point that it‘s difficult to tell which one is a younger version.

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Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 1 month ago

hahahah Daniels vein is trying to make the scar

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Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

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Phoebe Bean 1 month ago

Wow! Still looking herself!

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Kai 1 month ago

She is beautiful, dunno why she got bulled cause the apearence...

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Ard Gelinck has found a niche combining famous people with their much younger selves showcasing their transformations over time. This simple yet clever idea and flawless implementation are entertaining hundreds of thousands of people every day. The artist has 184k followers on his Instagram account and still counting. “I was pleasantly surprised when it was picked up by various media worldwide at the start of this year. And indeed, I got a lot of followers. And still counting. Very nice. Nice to see that you can entertain people and show something that makes them laugh and think,” Ard Gelinck shared his success story.

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Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

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Ale_Vidal23 1 month ago

that was some hairs ago

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

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Val 1 month ago

My favorite Reese movie is "The Man in the Moon" !! Oh did I cry at the end, it was a full breakdown.

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Pink

Pink

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Rissie 1 month ago

Such a strong person!

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Since 2017, he has created hundreds of captivating photo manipulations that take from 1 to 4 hours to complete, but he “still enjoys it”. The artist has photoshopped many celebrities as if they are posing with themselves in their younger years, such as Madonna, Daniel Radcliffe, Dwayne Johnson, Keanu Reeves, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Hanks, just to name a few. “The ideas suddenly come up and the celebrities that I choose are often random. Sometimes an extra when I know when it is someone's birthday, for example,” the artist said. Looking at these celebrity transformations throughout the years doesn’t only allow us to compare how people age, it triggers memories of our favorite film, TV and music personalities that are no longer among us, we can’t help remembering our own past and looking at our changes, too.

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Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

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Den Star 1 month ago

Finally, they showed a beautiful woman who actually got older and allowed it. We shouldn't be pressured to get plastic surgery, but we are.

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Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment

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Grace Barclay 1 month ago

Beautiful eyes

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Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

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Phoebe Bean 1 month ago

2019 Dwayne Johnson regretting that fashion style...

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Gelinck’s unique artwork didn’t go unnoticed by the celebrities portrayed in the collages proving it’s the next coolest thing. Impressed by the result, famous people took these edits to their social media, thus attracting even more attention. Among those people were Madonna, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox, Jason Priestley, Ricky Gervais, Robbie Williams, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Keshia Knight Puliam, BeeGees, Rob Lowe, Lionel Richie, and many others. Even Gelinck seems humbled about his outstanding achievements, facts speak for themselves – if you are reposted by the biggest names in the industry, you must be doing something right!“I sometimes think what will happen if Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres or Kim Kardashian sees and posts my work,” said the artist.

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Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

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Phoebe Bean 1 month ago

Wow, Indiana Jones was hot!

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Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

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Aunt Messy 1 month ago

She got better as she got older. Her face had no personality when she was a kid.

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Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

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Koalamonster 1 month ago

That's friggin adorable.

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George Clooney

George Clooney

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Lily Mae Kitty 1 month ago

still so dang sexy. and that voice.

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

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Phoebe Bean 1 month ago

He looks better the "older" he gets!

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Luke Perry

Luke Perry

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Phoebe Bean 1 month ago

Gone too young!

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

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Ale_Vidal23 1 month ago

which one is the younger? this woman doesn't age

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Will Smith

Will Smith

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Phoebe Bean 1 month ago

JLo, Keanu and now Will too part of the Forever Young Club!

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

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Zénia Faial Morais 1 month ago

Her smile... <3

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#27

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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MsM 1 month ago

I think a pic from 21 Jump Street would've been better, but this works

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Al Pacino

Al Pacino

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Rob Lucchetti 1 month ago

The man! Also Satan....(devil's advocate)

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Ed O'Neill

Ed O'Neill

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Jill Pulcifer 1 month ago

Woah Bundy!... sorry couldn't resist.

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John Travolta

John Travolta

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Rosie Hamilton 1 month ago

Yet he's finally admitted he's bald and ditched the hairpieces.

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