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Fresh-faced celebs before they were famous – how many can you recognise?

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Winona Ryder in Stranger Things

In 1986 Winona Ryder starred in a film called Lucas an American romantic comedy that was Ryder’s screen debut-she is now known for her parts in Girl, Interrupted and Stranger Things

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Morgan Freeman was the man answering the phone in the educatoinal kids TV series

Morgan Freeman, 85, is one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood today known for his role as God in Bruce Almighty, The Bucket List, Seven and many more classics

Morgan Freeman was the man answering the phone in the kids TV series The Electric Company, Freeman, 85, is one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood today known for his role as God in Bruce Almighty, The Bucket List, Seven and many more classics.

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Joaquin Phoenix is the child star of Spacecamp and would go on to have legendary roles in cult classics such as Gladiator

Joaquin Phoenix walks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Joaquin Phoenix is the child star of Spacecamp and would go on to have legendary roles in cult classics such as Gladiator

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Salma Hayek, 56, has barely aged a day since 1995 debut in Desperado

Salma Hayek, 56, went on to star in The Hitman's Bodyguard, Everly, Grown Ups, Once upon a time in Mexico and many more

Salma Hayek,56, has barely aged a day since 1995 debut in Desperado and went on to star in The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Everly, Grown Ups, Once upon a time in Mexico and many more 

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Saoirse Ronan's debut was in 2007 in war film Atonement

Saoirse Ronan,28, has huge films under her belt such as Mary Queen of Scots, Little Women, Brooklyn and Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan has huge films under her belt such as Mary Queen of Scots, Little Women, Brooklyn and Lady Bird but her debut was in 2007 in war film Atonement

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Scarlett Johansson,37, was barely recognizable in Lucy fell 1995

Scarlett Johansson,37, is the star of Marvel's Black Widow films

Scarlett Johansson,37, was barely recognizable in Lucy fell 1995 but is now recognized everywhere as the star of Marvel’s Black Widow films

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Samuell L Jackson,73, played a colurfully dressed DJ in 1985 film The Right Thing

Samuel L Jackson, 73 has had hit roles in Pulp Fiction, Big Game and Snakes on a Plane

Samuel L Jackson,73, played a colurfully dressed DJ in 1985 film The Right Thing and during his long career has scored hit roles in Pulp Fiction, Big Game and Snakes on a Plane

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Harrison Ford in 1969 film In Love, American Style

Harrison Ford, 80, was the front man of the Star Wars films and Indianna Jones

Harrison Ford,80, after starring in 1969 film In Love, American Style became the front man of the Star Wars films and Indianna Jones

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Chris Evans started his film career in the comedy film In Not Another Teen Movie in 2001

He may now be best known for playing everyone's favourite superhero Captain America

He may now be best known for playing everyone’s favourite superhero Captain America (right, but Chris Evans started his film career in the comedy film In Not Another Teen Movie in 2001 (left) 

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Misfits Of Science in 1985 may have been a good place for this actress in the early years of her career - but she is now a household name thanks to one big TV hit

it wasn't till she landed her big break in the TV show Friends that she became Hollywood royalty

Courtney Cox may have appeared in Misfits of Science in 1985 (left) – but it wasn’t till she landed her big break in the TV show Friends that she became Hollywood royalty (right)  

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Elisabeth Moss may have first appeared in Girl, Interrupted in 1999 (left) but she has won acclaim for her roles in Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale

She has won acclaim for her roles in Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale

Elisabeth Moss may have first appeared in Girl, Interrupted in 1999 (left) but she has won acclaim for her roles in Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale 

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This Hollywood heart-throb was just as handsome back in Growing Pains in 1985 as he is today - but can you identify who the hunk is?

He has gone on to become a household name and a heartthrob around the world

Brad Pitt first appeared in Growing Pains in 1985 (left), and has gone on to become a household name and a heartthrob around the world (right) 

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After appearing in Bosom Buddies in 1980, Tom Hanks went on to star in huge films including Forrest Gump and Cast Away (left and right)

Tom Hanks went on to star in huge films including Forrest Gump and Cast Away

After appearing in Bosom Buddies in 1980, Tom Hanks went on to star in huge films including Forrest Gump and Cast Away (left and right) 

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he's come a long way since starring in Growing Pains in 1995 as a child

As well as being Hollywood royalty, Leonardo DiCaprio is also an environmental activist

As well as being Hollywood royalty, Leonardo DiCaprio is also an environmental activist – he’s come a long way since starring in Growing Pains in 1995 as a child (left) 

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Angelina Jolie is almost unrecognisable with her cropped short hair in the film - and is now one of Hollywood's most A-list celebrities

Angelina Jolie is almost unrecognisable with her cropped short hair in the film - and is now one of Hollywood's most A-list celebrities

Angelina Jolie is almost unrecognisable with her cropped short hair in the film – and is now one of Hollywood’s most A-list celebrities  

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Jason Bateman appeared in the 1974 film Little House On The Prairie - before going on to become a huge star, appearing in Arrested Development and Horrible Bosses

Jason Bateman appeared in the 1974 film Little House On The Prairie - before going on to become a huge star, appearing in Arrested Development and Horrible Bosses

Jason Bateman appeared in the 1974 film Little House On The Prairie – before going on to become a huge star, appearing in Arrested Development and Horrible Bosses 

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