Thanks to the viral Twitter hashtag #OldHeadshotDay we got to see what some of the world’s most recognisable people looked like before they got famous. To celebrate the social media holiday on April 27, celebrities like Natalie Portman, Viola Davis and Ben Stiller dug through their old photos to post their first headshots. And there’s nothing like cute, cringe-worthy or hilarious throwback photos to get those comments rolling. While sharing the nostalgia, just like lots of regular folk, it was refreshing to see the stars had awkward stages like everyone else. It was also great to see their sense of humour shine through as they made jokes about their expressions, mismatched outfits and looking au natural.
There were some really adorable posts, including Emma Watson wearing a pink woolen baker’s hat, captioning it: “I’m REALLY glad this picture of me wearing a baker’s hat exists!” A sassy 12-year-old Reese Witherspoon grinning while holding a parasol and wearing cut-off denim overalls got us feeling like it’s Friday, while Danielle Fishel and Chloë Grace Moretz’s precious shots were also gorgeous. Even though beautiful too, Jennifer Garner and Penelope Cruz showed us a more serious side. And in the name of entertainment, others posted some ever-so-slightly awkward or embarrassing snaps. What’s more, you get to see why heartthrobs like Matt Damon (posted by buddy Ben Affleck) Gerard Butler and Joe Manganiello (those blue eyed stares, though) started stealing hearts at a young age.
Scroll through to take a walk down celebrity memory lane, and just like us, you’ll be seriously itching to see the ones posted next year.
Chloë Grace Moretz