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
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1 year ago

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

John Laurens/Gay Turtle
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1 year ago

Hello Foxxy's very own troll!

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Hard 2 Guess
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1 year ago

Keanu for President 2020!

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

His campaign slogan “Yeah, I think I’m back!”

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Miklós Nagy
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1 year ago

"Gotta grow back my beard after 2000 year, so it seems like I was aged."

MsM
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1 year ago

Cute kid -----> Classy guy

European other
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1 year ago

He looks so good

Grumble O'Pug
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1 year ago

Great guy all around.

Patti Renwick Parrish
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1 year ago

He will always be one of the most handsome men ever.

Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Oh, what a beautiful me-back-then and me-now picture!!

Lily Mae Kitty
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1 year ago

and he's been super hot the whole time and seems so genuinely cool

Lululoohoo
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1 year ago

i just adore him

Orillion
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1 year ago

Well, how 'bout that. He does age, if very slowly.

Nea
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1 year ago

Was he told that the newer picture will be posted alongside this old one? The two pictures complement each other.

anotherboredpanda
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1 year ago

Please tell us *-*

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MaryBored Pasaribu
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1 year ago

MY LIFETIME CRUSH!!!

Matthew Smith
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1 year ago

The nicest bloke on the planet.

Alusair Alustriel
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1 year ago

Beard changes everything :D

deanna woods
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1 year ago

Loved him when he was young and love him now.

weatherwitch
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1 year ago

Such a truly magnificent man and so handsome too :-)

Kim Wilson
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1 year ago

Perfect exmple that beauty in you soul comes through. What a beautiful man

D. Pitbull
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1 year ago

The ... only... difference is the amount of hair and skin "tone". Is that a Joan of Arc t-shirt... eh... he was probably friends with her...

Debra Robinson
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1 year ago

haha i get it

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Andres Tejeda
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1 year ago

So he just grew a beard, I see no change lol.

Ivy Winwood
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1 year ago

He is an amazing human and a wonderful actor.

Caroline Driver
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1 year ago

Ah, he's so gorgeous

Patti Winn
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1 year ago

ALWAYS Adorable!!!

Lisa Hannan-Bristow
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1 year ago

Still beautiful ❤️

karina andersen
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1 year ago

he hasn't changed

Bears Kitten
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1 year ago

My God he's handsome! Whoa!

Audra Granath
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1 year ago

Love him!!

April Grabhorn
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1 year ago

Hasn’t really changed much💕

Cookie
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1 year ago

Awesome, dude!!!

Shannon Raby
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1 year ago

I am still in love with him.

Claire Armstrong
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1 year ago

I loved him way back then and I love him even more now lol! I've told my man, Keanu Reeves is the only man I would leave you for lol! For some strange reason he doesn't seem overly concerned about it 🤔

MataPanda
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1 year ago

Yrue that there's glitch in the matrix.. he's 50-ish by now and somehow skipping the aging process 🤩

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

Yessssss!

Zoe Baker
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1 year ago

Aged beautifully

AnnaB
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1 year ago

Looks better now than then. It's called 'life'...

Zdyp
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1 year ago

Of course this post starts with him! :)

Achmad Irzan
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1 year ago

you mean, shaved and not shaved, right ?? i dont see any different except the hair and beard.

NWB
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1 year ago

I LOVE HIM! Always have always will!

Pam
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1 year ago

Hes only gotten better

Debra Robinson
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1 year ago

wish i could meet him and his gf-i hope they last

Billie Atkins
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10 months ago (edited)

Does anyone else think younger version looks like Adore Delano out of drag?

mbluetyphoon
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1 year ago

Well, I can't say, "Oh la la." in this case, because everyone I know who is French has used this expression to mean, "Oh sh*t.", and that is Totally Not what I felt upon seeing this photo. So, I will instead say wow, what a nice surprise to seeing this photo!

Alice Hammock
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1 year ago

LOVE his morals! Wonderful actor!

Franca Itt
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1 year ago

When it comes to Keanu Reeves, you have to look twice which is the old and the new photo.

Stephan Arno Beck
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1 year ago

großartige vergleiche, Wiedergeburt nicht ausgeschlossen!

Rhon
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1 year ago

Gorgeous at any age!

Linda Boyles
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1 year ago

He just keeps getting better and better. Every day!

Carrie Rosenthal
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1 year ago

Still... marvelous.

Sue Cardilini
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1 year ago

Still a 🦊

Sue Cardilini
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1 year ago

Still a fox

Paizleypie
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1 year ago

I wish he'd shave & get a haircut. He'd look so much better.

L-j Johnson
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1 year ago

Yum and yummier

Deborah Watts
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1 year ago

These are great fun

Chris Longski
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1 year ago

Why the obsession with Reeves on BP ?

So_Long_And_Thanks_For_All_The_Fish
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1 year ago

Why the obsession with Ruan Reynolds, Disney etc... Because that's what people like

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Linda Wilson
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1 year ago

Twins ❤❤

Sara
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1 year ago

He has suffered so much tragedy yet has always been such an amazing person. I'm super jealous of his new girlfriend!!

Alex Gerrity
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1 year ago

Keanu thump thump ❤️❤️

Sardonic Scribe
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1 year ago

Don't get me wrong - I love Keanu Reeves as a human being, buuuut... he's not really a good actor. Sorry.

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year 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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Shannon Raby
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1 year ago

He is still a stud, I don't know if anyone else remembers the one that he and Alec Baldwin are being stalked by a grizzly bear with a taste for human flesh and blood. Anyway the bear is coming after him and he yells" COME ON YA MATHERFUKA!!!"

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

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KaPOW
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1 year ago

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

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#5

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year 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.

#6

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Oh, you made my day!!

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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

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TheDivineMs.M
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1 year ago

I love him, such a great guy

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Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges

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Alex K
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1 year 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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1 year ago

hahahah Daniels vein is trying to make the scar

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Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Wow! Still looking herself!

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Kai
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

that was some hairs ago

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

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Val
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1 year 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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#14

Pink

Pink

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Rissie
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1 year 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.

#15

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

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Den Star
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1 year 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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#16

Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment

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Grace Barclay
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1 year ago

Beautiful eyes

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Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year 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.

#18

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Wow, Indiana Jones was hot!

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#19

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

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1 year 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
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1 year ago

That's friggin adorable.

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George Clooney

George Clooney

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Lily Mae Kitty
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1 year ago

still so dang sexy. and that voice.

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

He looks better the "older" he gets!

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#23

Luke Perry

Luke Perry

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Gone too young!

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Her smile... <3

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Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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MsM
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1 year 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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Laura Johnston
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1 year ago

He'll always be Michael to me.

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Ed O'Neill

Ed O'Neill

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Jill Pulcifer
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1 year ago

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

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John Travolta

John Travolta

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Rosie Hamilton
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1 year ago

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

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