Now exceptionally good looking, but they were not always so. These celebrities have aged spectacularly over time, although they were nerdy looking during childhood.

Even if most celebrities nowadays come close to looking perfect, in adolescence they had complexes and fears caused by their physical appearances.

People who laughed then, are now certainly jealous of their progress and success. Brightside presented a series of photos on how celebrities looked like before and after they became famous.

Robert Downey Jr.

Actor, producer, writer, songwriter and comedian. Double Oscar nominee (1993, 2009), double Golden Globe Award winner (2001, 2010) and BAFTA award winner (1993). He made his debut in acting in fis father’s movie – ‘Pound’.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones (b. September 25, 1969) is a British movie actress, playing mainly in the United States. She is the winner of the Academy Award for female performance for the musical ‘Chicago’.

Matthew David Lewis

English movie actor, theatre and television actor, best known for playing Neville Longbottom in ‘Harry Potter’ movie series.

Ryan Rodney Reynolds

Born October 23, 1976, he is a Canadian movie and television actor, best known for his performances in movies such as ‘Definitely, Maybe’, ‘The Proposal’, ‘The Change-Up’ and ‘Deadpool’. Reynolds begun his career in 1990, when he starred as Billy Simpson in ‘Hillside’ Canadian series, produced by Nickelodeon.


Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name ‘Eminem’, is a rapper, artist, songwriter and American actor. Eminem is the artist with the highest sales in 2000 in the United States.

Rolling Stone magazine has ranked him # 82 among its ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Times’ top and called him ‘The King of Hip Hop music’.