These World’s Top Celebrities Looked Like Us When They Went To High School

School days were awesome, but those temporary friendships, last hour rush to submit the project work and semester examinations seemed like a burden on life. The only thing we loved was the recess bell.

Years pass by and we grow up without even realising how dramatically the high school ‘uncool’ lectures have transformed us, and reshaped our character. We start to understand that those 5-hour classrooms lecture and heavy books have only helped us in becoming what we are today.

And then sometimes, we open our high school yearbook to see our photographs in it. A tiny grayscale picture on the off-white glossy paper with our name engraved on it in black ink.

And if you think it’s only you who feels embarrassed while looking at that odd-looking picture in the yearbook, you’re not alone. Famous celebrities like Dwayne Johnson and Peter Dinklage looked different in their yearbook picture than what they look now.

Peter Dinklage

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

Peter Dinklage, who was born on June 11, 1969, suffered from achondroplasia since his birth, which is a common form of Dwarfism. Peter has attended Bennington College for Drama Degree from where he graduated in 1991.

After working at a data analysing company for almost six years, Dinklage dedicated himself to acting and appeared in some low-budget films with big stars like Steve Buscemi and rapper Tupac Shakur. The biggest success of his career arrived in 2011 when he appeared in the television series, Game of Thrones.

Matt LeBlanc

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

American actor, comedian, television host and producer, Matt LeBlanc has done it all that was possible for him in Hollywood. The actor is known mostly for his character of a struggling womanising actor, Joey Tribbiani, in a sitcom series F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

But, the heart throbber might be equally embarrassed about his yearbook picture like most of us.

Bruce Willis

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

Bruce, who earned global fame with his character of John McClane in the Die Hard series, has appeared in almost 60 films. But still, the American actor couldn’t turn back the time to change how he looked in the yearbook.

Kit Harrington

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

There are people in the world who know this man by face but wouldn’t remember his real name, Christopher Catesby Harington. The British actor, who is better known by his stage name, Jon Snow, looked something like this during his high school days. The performer has received education in UK from 1992 to 2008.

Kim Kardashian

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

The Goddess of sheer dresses, queen of flaunt and fashion idol for fearless ladies around the world, Kimberly Kardashian aka Kim Kardashian completed her high school from all-girls Marymount High School in Los Angeles.  We wonder if the American TV reality personality still has the copy of her yearbook when she used to look like this.

Blake Lively

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

Blake, whose acting career started unexpectedly because of an unexpected audition during the summer breaks between her junior and the senior high school, hasn’t changed much ever since. The American actress lives up to the expectations of her surname, that is, being lively.

David Schwimmer

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

The American origin actor, director and producer knew since the beginning that he wants to become an actor and a performer. He started acting at Beverly Hills High School plays. In 1988, he graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in speech and theatre.

As you could see in the picture, Ross Geller from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. wasn’t fond of hair salons those days.

Rapper Lil Jon.

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

American record producer and rapper Lil Jon looked something like this in his high school. And this particular photograph of the Georgia-born star has been taken from Fredrick Douglass High School yearbook, Atlanta.

Renée Zellweger

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

The winner of an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and 3 Golden Globe Awards, Renee has a career span of more than 20 years in Hollywood. The picture (left) you see is taken from Katy High School yearbook that featured a cheerleader, gymnast and speech team member, Renee Zellweger.

Matthew McConaughey

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

Born in 1969, he was third child of Mary Kathleen and James Donald McConaughey. After moving to Longview in Texas in 1980, the American actor (then a teenager) attended the Longview High School. His father is no more.

Jennifer Lawrence

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

The American actress is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, whose films have earned over US$5.5 billion worldwide. As a child, Jennifer used to perform in plays in school and also participated in musical plays at church. She has completed her education from Kammerer Middle School in Louisville.

James Franco

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

The American actor and filmmaker studied Palo Alto High School. He entered the star at Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. He has been nominated for the Academy Awards in Best Actor category in 2011 for his film, 127 Hours.

Mila Kunis

High School yearbook pic of celebrities

Her family left USSR in 1991 after seeing no future there. Mila’s family arrived in California, US, with only $250 in their pocket. Later, she was enrolled in Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School, Los Angeles. At present, she is 33 years of age.

Zooey Deschanel

High School yearbook pics of celebrities

The American actress was born in 1980, Los Angeles, California. Zooey enrolled for Crossroads, a private preliminary school in Santa Monica, where she associated herself with future co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson.

Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler

American singer Steven, alongside his elder sister, Lynda, attended Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, NYC. How strange it is to imagine, that these famous celebrities have lived some years of their life like most of us.

Kate Hudson

High School yearbook pics of celebrities

The Golden Globe Award winner, she was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in 2001 for the film, Almost Famous. She studied at the same preliminary school where Zooey Deschanel studied.

Akec Baldwin

High School yearbook pics of celebrities

There are four Baldwin brothers in the Hollywood industry, and all of them are actors. Alec is the oldest one among them and most talented. He is an American actor, writer, producer, and comedian. Balwin has attended Alfred G Berner High School in Massapequa and has been part of the iconic Lee Strasberg Acting Institute.

Lindsay Lohan

High School yearbook pics of celebrities

Born in 1986, American actress and singer Lindsay Lohan attended Cold Spring Harbor High School and later studied at Sanford H Calhoun High School. When both of these weren’t enough for her, she started homeschooling.

Amy Winehouse

High School yearbook pics of celebrities

Though untrained in playing any instrument, she would play on her brother’s guitar to pass time. Seeing her interest, Amy’s parents got her a new guitar when she was 14 years old. She started writing songs a year later and began singing. Her career was short-lived, though. The British singer died when she was 27 years old. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson.

Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson.

This is how American actor, producer looked like in High School days.

Time changes us all. I thought I was the only one who used to feel ashamed of looking back to my high school yearbook pictures. But many others would feel the same.

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