If you’ve got star quality, it will naturally shine through (or so they say). Yet, if you take a look at these youngsters, pictured a long time before many of them were famous, it doesn’t seem to be so obvious.
Here we have old pics of some of the world’s best-known actors, politicians and musicians. Pretty much the only thing that they have in common is how decidedly ordinary they all looked when they were young.
They could be the kid next door or the one sitting on the bus next to you today. These incredible images tell us one thing – you never know whose door that fame will knock on.
12 The Pebble
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was definitely shaping up to be the man that he became at the age of 15, but he’s not quite the awe-inspiring wrestler and actor of his future years either. Soon after this photo was taken, he’d go on to college on a full athletic scholarship.
11 Legend of the Spring
The world’s sexiest man to many people is Brad Pitt. But wasn’t he adorable as a youngster? This was 1977 and here he is, turning out with his basketball team. He’s in the front row, in the middle. The team was called “the Cherokee Rejects,” and Brad picked the name.
10 Life Before God
The man pictured here would go on to win an Oscar and star in a movie in the role of God. But before that, Morgan Freeman worked on the show The Electric Company. It’s incredible how much his personal vibe changed over the years, isn’t it? You’ll never believe who our next celeb is.
9 Day Lighting
The star of Moonlighting and Die Hard, Bruce Willis was a very different figure in his youth. Despite his lovely locks in this photograph, it may have been his hairdresser that convinced him to shave it all off and develop his trademark bald image. We’d have done the same in his shoes.
Apparently, there’s not much to do when you’re young other than putting your feet up in front of the computer. To be fair, not much has changed in the years since Christian Bale was photographed like this. Except, of course, that Bale played the Batman. So, you know, not much.