2014 Oscar nominees pose with their younger selves.

2014 Oscar nominees pose with their younger selves.
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Luckily, this entirely skips his young punk phase. (illustrator: Linzi Silverman)

Remember how adorable Leonardo DiCaprio used to be before his dreams were beaten down by a series of fruitless Oscar nominations? Or how Tom Hanks used to look like Colin Hanks? Or how Meryl Streep used to look basically exactly like she does now?

People.com put 2014 Oscar nominees side-by-side with their childhood selves, for a photo series that's totally enjoyable and a great reminder that aging gracefully doesn't happen to everyone.

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We get misty-eyed just thinking about that long hair. (illustrator: Linzi Silverman)

 

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She's the Oscars equivalent of a fine wine. (illustrator: Linzi Silverman)

Check out many more celebs side-by-side with their younger selves at People.com.

(by Shira Rachel Danan)

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