Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Exclusive : Rare Photos Of Celebrities Before They Became Really Famous

Everyone starts somewhere and has an origin story of sorts. Regardless of who you are or the position you are currently in, you began somewhere and with that it means you were likely as awkward like the rest of us.

Politicians, athletes, and actors are not exempt from this phase in life. Some always had the smooth, coolness that they still possess while others needed a little bit of work and tweaking. One thing is for certain, there is a certain guilty pleasure in looking at an old photo of a Hollywood superstar or world class athlete long before the glitter and stardom when they were like the rest of us.

I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in the photo capturing a conversation between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in 1991. Furthermore, if you are ever impressed by the live band at a wedding, don’t discard the photos for you may be looking at the future Beatles.

Vice-President Joe Biden as 26-year-old in 1964, looks exactly like his son former Delaware Attorney General, Beau Biden.

Owen Wilson prior to his surfer hair.

Skateboarder Tony Hawk as a teen in the 80's. Notice the shoulder pads?

Fresh-faced Meryl Streep as class treasurer.

It's a family act. Father and son Jerry and Ben Stiller, off to see a broadway show.

President John F. Kennedy shaking hands with future President Bill Clinton.

Robert Downy Jr. before he became Iron Man, goofing around with boxing champ Mike Tyson in the 80s.

January Jones has not aged one bit.

In 1961, Bill Cosby was the fullback for the Temple Owls.

Before they hit it big Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison were paying their bills as wedding singers in 1958.

Vin Diesel’s yearbook photo in 1985 and with a full head of hair.

Before he became Rocky, Sylvester Stallone played football.

A baby faced Robin Williams as a senior at Redwood High School,1969.

Before he picked up a paint brush for his PBS show, The Joy of Painting, Bob Ross was a Master sergeant in the USAF.

A smiling Bill Gates poses for his mug shot for driving without a license in 1977.

Cuban politician Fidel Castro and Malcom X deep in their conversation in 1960.

Queen Elizabeth II was trained as a mechanic and truck driver during WWII.

Genius Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde on their wedding day in 1965.

Steven Spielberg and his goddaughter Drew Barrymore on the set of E.T.

Before we knew him as Jay-Z, his license said Shawn Corey Carter.

The always cool Barack Obama in college, in the early 80s.

Steve Buscemi was a New York firefighter for Engine Co. 55 in Manhattan's Little Italy. He rejoined the force after 9/11 to help search for survivors working 12-hour shifts, digging thru the rubble.

Joseph Stalin’s mugshots from St. Petersburg's police station in 1911.

Canadian comedian Jim Carrey in the 1970's put his career and school on hold to work as a janitor to support his family.

An adorable Lindsey Lohan, prior to all the troubles that come with the limelight.

When two geniuses talk. Bill Gates visits Steve Jobs in his California home.

John Hamm in was in the football, baseball and swimming teams in high school.

Vladimir Putin (far left, with the camera) as a young KGB spy, meeting Ronald Reagan. Reagan was attending the Moscow Summit.

22-year-old Bruce Willis before the Die Hard franchise.

Yale students and future political power-house Bill and Hillary Clinton.

We all have to start somewhere. For Morgan Freeman it was in the TV show The Electric Company in the 70's.

George Clooney as a basketball player during his high school days.

Spanish painter Pablo Picasso & French model Brigitte Bardot.

Bill Clinton with his saxophone in 1960. The former President considered a career as a musician.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Leo. Leo is the seventh lion used by the studio.

Katy Perry at the beginning of her music career.

Bob Marley began his music career with the band the Wailers. The band lasted from 1963 to 1974.

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay, “trains” in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami in 1961.

Ol'd blue eyes got himself in to trouble as a 23-year-old. Frank Sinatra was arrested for adultery and seduction, a crime at the time.

Don Cobain, Kurt Cobain’s father, holds his new-born in 1967. Cobain would grow up to become the king of grunge music and lead singer of the band Nirvana.

Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett Smith as classmates at the Baltimore School for the Arts.

Stephen Colbert as a college student in 1984. Colbert switched from Philosophy to Theatre.

A super fit 15-year-old Dwayne Johnson, "The Rock."

Renee Zellweger before donning her Bridget Jones British accent.

16-year-old Sarah Silverman waiting for her turn to audition.

Elijah Wood & Macaulay Caulkin goofing around on the set of the 1993 psychological thriller The Good Son.

Farrah Fawcett as a freshman in college where she was voted one of the "ten most beautiful coeds on campus."

Funny man Steve Carell, in costume for a school play at Middlesex School in Massachusets.

Arriving in New York city in 1968, Arnold Schwarzenegger looks every bit the tourist.

Christian Bale with his Amstrad computer before his Batman days.

Tommy Lee Jones played offensive while at St. Mark’s school in Texas.

Sci-fi actress and model Milla Jovovich.

The French electronic band, Daft Punk.

Elvis Presley during his service in the U.S. Army. He served from 1958 to 1960.

Brad Pitt (holding the ball) in Missouri in 1977. Love the haircut.

Michael Jordan in his college dorm in 1982. Jordan majored in cultural geography in case basketball did not work out.

It's all for the craft. Robin Williams as a cheerleader for a Mork & Mindy episode in 1979.