celebrities The Most Epic Celebrity Headshots (Before They Were Famous)  

Jacob Shelton
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If you want to make it to the big time in Hollywood, you’re going to need a few things first: Your own tanning bed, a group of wacky friends (or entourage if you will), and a really great actor headshot. More than the other things, a headshot is necessary to get you through the door at all the best casting agencies. And you’ll need something to give to your dry cleaner and manager of your favorite Mexican restaurant so they can put your face on their walls. The celebrities on this list all started from the same place as every other schmuck actor that’s busting their buns in Los Angeles, at the celebrity head shot shoppe. Most of the celebrity portraits on this list are your standard black and white affair, but it’s still crazy to see how much the celebrities have changed, or in the case of Angelina Jolie, how much they haven’t.

Your first celebrity headshots are the most important step on your journey to becoming an Oscar winning A-List King Of All Movies, but once you’ve gotten your first few roles, and a trainer to help you get triple washboard abs, you’ll probably want to ditch your old headshots and get something more representative of your new awesome bod. Which is exactly what the celebs on this list of pre-fame headshots did. Lucky for you, a few of those old headshots fell off the headshot photography truck and we catalogued them onto this A-list for your viewing pleasure.

Vote on the best headshot of a celebrity before they were famous, and if you have a secret headshot of Uma Thurman or whoever then add it to the list!

Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Epic Celebrity Headshots (Before They Were Famous)
Photo:  Emma Jane/via Pinterest

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

Credits: Ant-Man, Role Models, I Love You, Man, The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Epic Celebrity Headshots (Before They Were Famous)
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Age: 62

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America

Credits: Training Day, American Gangster American Gangster, Man on Fire, Inside Man

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Epic Celebrity Headshots (Before They Were Famous)
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Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Credits: Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic, The Departed

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Epic Celebrity Headshots (Before They Were Famous)
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Age: 55

Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada

Credits: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb & Dumber

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#84 on The Best Actors Working Today

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