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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

16 high school yearbook photos of celebrities

New York Magazine recently featured high-school yearbook photos of celebrities, and they're awesome. Can you guess the four people above? And here are 12 more...



From top: Steve Buscemi, Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel, Jason Alexander, Eva Longoria, Alec Baldwin, Matt Lauer, Jennifer Garner, Oprah, Matt LeBlanc, Jesse Eisenberg, Madonna, Hillary Clinton, Stanley Tucci, Paul Rudd and…Louis C.K.!

Amy Poehler's bangs are awesome. I want to be friends with Stanley Tucci. Madonna went to my Michigan high school. Jesse Eisenberg still looks exactly the same.

Did you guess them all? Any surprises?

80 comments:

kendra said...

i would've crushed SO hard on Stanley Tucci. So so so hard.

Lana said...

Poor Steve Buscemi...he never has been a heart breaker, has he?

Laura said...

Oh man, Paul Rudd's is horrifying! I saw this piece the other day and the one that stood out to me as the most surprising was Tara Reid, for some reason.

The Egg said...

hilarious!!!

xo the egg out west.

Lana said...

I crush so hard on him now! There is just something so alluring about a confident man.

17 beats. said...

oh yeah.

Erin said...

I got them all! Though, unfortunately for Jesse Eisenberg, I totally said, "That kid that played Mark Zuckerberg!"

Eleni said...

Stanley Tucci?! Where's all that hair gone???
Paul Rudd is always a cutie..
Great round up Joanna!

Elizabeth said...

I totally thought Matt LeBlanc was John Slattery... Never woulda guessed Louis CK!

dionne said...

You went to Adams?!

simone said...

It's interesting that the two who look most similar to how they are now & are the most instantly recognisable (to me anyway)....are Oprah & Hillary Clinton!! They must be the two oldest too. I guess people get more work done these days!!

Leslie said...

It is so funny to see Jason Alexander with all that hair!!

And, boy, Alec Baldwin was a heart breaker...those dimples!

Shan said...

Ha! Me, too!

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

Jennifer Garner looks like her younger self in 13 Going on 30!

Chloe Moon said...

Omg! I LOVE seeing these!! I don't know if it's more fun knowing who it is like Paul Rudd is a dead giveaway, or not knowing who it is and being suprised?!?! I can't believe that's Madonna and I didn't recognize Alec Baldwin!! Awesome!

Ergo - Blog

Kipin Alexander said...

Paul Rudd is killing me and Matt Leblanc looks like a fairy prince.

meg @ pureandsimpleblog said...

I didn't recognize Alex Baldwin - haha these are great!

allmussedup said...

Madonna looks so demure and girl-next-door! Wow.

Kim said...

I did not recognize Louis C.K.!! Haha! I love him.

Sandi G said...

Aww yes, the high school wall of shame - so cute!

Fraulein Katie said...

Haha, this is great. My dad went Adams as well!

Veralynn said...

Oh, Stanley! I think he's the first man I've liked just as much with hair as without!

Veralynn
Joiedeveralynn.blogspot.com

anniecardi.com said...

Oh my gosh, I totally want to be friends with high school Oprah and Stanley Tucci. (Okay, I want to be friends with them now, too.) They were so adorable!

Elizabeth said...

I am amazed by how much Jason Alexander looks like a guy I went to school with. It has me wondering what that guy looks like today!

Cassandra Marie // Oh Leander said...

I couldn't guess Alec Baldwin! But Paul Rudd cracked me up...that hair! :D

Alyssa said...

The first four I got...then it got harder. These are great!!

Beth E. said...

I saw that on Vulture.com the other day! Biden was a babe :) Never look at him the same way again.

Erin said...

This is HILARIOUS!

Lauren Stewart said...

These are awesome! You went to Adams High School? I went to Rochester! :)

Lauren
www.laurensthoughts.com

Pippa {Pepper+Buttons} said...

This is so funny and cute!

Liz said...

Stanley Tucci!! He's so cute! And I want to be friends with Amy Poehler.

Looking up celebrity yearbook and elementary school photos together is my sisters' favorite pastime.

drew elizabeth said...

HAHA these are great! Some of them look almost the same except for the gigantic hair!

LVA said...

Hillary is gorgeous!

N said...

I guessed Mark Zuckerberg at the Jesse Eisenberg photo. Funny! Good casting call there, then I guess.

lauren claire | rebuild (health + home) said...

I love that Zooey D. went through an awkward phase just like the rest of us! The only one that stumped me was Louis C.K., but I'm loving his sneer.

Where's your high school yearbook photo, Joanna? :)

trinaenriquez said...

I totally thought Zooey Deschanel was Katy Perry. Even back then...It's the big eyes.

lauren claire | rebuild (health + home) said...

Agreed on PR. He looks so smarmy!

Sofie said...

Holy cow, Joe Biden was a STUD!

lauren claire | rebuild (health + home) said...

Correction: Biden is a babe.
Signed,
Leslie Knope

korylaughingalltheway.com said...

These are too funny! Thanks for making my day

Molly said...

Jason has hair again...check out google images. :)

Justin + Liesl said...

Oh my goodness I am loving these!!! It was so much fun trying to guess who each one was!

xoxo
Liesl

woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

besswess said...

Steve Buscemi....I die. Loving him on Boardwalk Empire. Thanks for the share.

Kate said...

Joanna! I had no idea you were from the Rochester Hills area, if you went to Adams!! I grew up in downtown Rochester! Such a small world!

Jessica Butler said...

Skinny Chris Christie! What a cutie.

Brianna said...

me too!

mary @ BGjournals said...

definitely surprised by jason alexander...and paul rudd is rocking it.

Catherine Masi said...

Stanley Tucci + Paul Rudd would be my high school BFFs. And, if I was pushing my luck, also Amy Poehler and Hillary Clinton. I think Louis C.K. and I would have ended up in a brawl from this picture alone, but I love him so I think I'd force hugs on him.

Chimmy said...

crush hard on him now too!

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

I agreed about Paul Rudd. He looks like a typical early 1990s smarmy guy! Every guy in my sister's high school class had that haircut.

Lauren Ashley said...

I'm totally diggin Amy's hair!

David Perry said...

Another Adams girl :) Seaholm here.

ohdizzle said...

Oh my. Stanley Tucci was such a cutie!

Carlyree said...

So hilarious because I had the EXACT same thought about Stanley Tucci; I totally thought to myself, I want to be his friend. He just looks so funny and sarcastic in that picture. And he's the only one I really had such a specific reaction to-great minds must really think alike! Love this.

Ana M* said...

I would have then & I do now!

shinodka said...

Paul Rudd :)....

lyndsay said...

heehee! didn't guess louis CK but guessed the rest... the surprise is that steve buscemi actually has very beautiful eyes in his photo...

amy poehler! sooo amazing! i love her!

Modern Grace said...

Wow, Paul Rudd's pic just made me giggle.

Lisa said...

Zooey! I thought that was Jennifer Lawrence at first.

J&E said...

oh my god, you're from rochester hills too!!?!?!? such a tiny place, such a coincidence

normee said...

Totally thought Jason Alexander was Chris Messina at first!!

normee said...

Totally thought Jason Alexander was Chris Messina at first!!

brian and amanda said...

i had them all except for Matt Lauer, Stanley Tucci, and Louis C.K.! the first of those two looked so familiar. but i would have never guessed on Louis C.K.!! i love these!!

and madonna's cousin was my husband's high school teacher! {he's from good old michigan, too!}

www.wewouldlovetoadopt.blogspot.com

Kristina said...

Ha these are too funny!! Thanks for sharing. I got quite a few right, but I'm really good at this game - I actually won a similar contest at work.

Kristina

Kristina does the Internets

Caitlin said...

No questioning that's Jennifer Garner, she looks exactly the same!!

jessamine said...

Didn't know you were from Rochester either! My mom also went to the same school as Madonna.

Schenck cath said...

I recognized Steve Buscemi right away, he's probably one of the very few actors who left their teeth "au naturel"!! i can't believe I didn't recognize Zooey Deschanel right away, I'm a huge New Girl fan!! She hasnt changed a bit!As for Alec Baldwin, I prefer him now!!! Loved that post!!

McKenzie said...

I didn't recognize some! Madonna has changed a lot through her years though haha and Zooey Deschanel's unique features haven't changed a lot but physically, she is very thin now, almost so that you'd think she'd never been anything but. I love seeing these photos, thank you for sharing!

http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

eKim said...

Wow The only one I didn't recognize is Zooey.

Sandra Carson said...

Wow...Thanks for sharing...
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JoKnows said...

Wow, Zooey Deschanel is living proof we get better with age, huh? Yearbook photos are the worst! Funny, I just posted a pic of my high school grad dress yesterday:

http://www.womaninreallife.blogspot.ca/2013/01/my-high-school-grad-dress.html

inspirationlush.com said...

Haha! I really enjoyed this post and Paul Rudd's is hilarious! That hair!

xo,
Jamie

www.inspirationlush.com

satya said...

Wow, Madonna looked so sweet and beautiful. (I still think she's beautiful though.)

Looking Glass said...

Ahh! These are great!

Clare x

Paula said...

OMG Paul Rudd. I just died.

Michele said...

These are fun. Nice reminders that we are all just people living life. Hey - attended/graduated from Adams too .. 30 years ago ha! Good times.

Liz said...

Did not know you were an Adams grad - we are all coming out of the woodwork on this post! After freshman orientation, we ran to the library to look up Madonna's picture on the class composites (dorks!). It was around the time of "Like a Prayer" when she was absolutely everywhere, 1987.

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Maiken Day said...

The pic of Louis C.K. reminded me of his classic interview with Conan O'Brien. If you haven't seen it it's a must.


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