Old Headshot Day images of actors

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#OldHeadshotDay surfaced some amazing celebrity throwbacks

Embarrassing, adorable, classic—celebrities shared some amazing photos on social media.


Christina Bonnington

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 28, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 5:14 pm CDT

For actors, dancers, and a variety of performing artists, headshots are a staple of the business. They can also prove to be a wonderful snapshot in time. As a way to celebrate how far they’ve come—and perhaps get a good laugh, too—celebrities started sharing their old headshots to social media on Friday. In what quickly spread as the #OldHeadshotDay hashtag, celebs shared photos from their acting days of yore, and some are truly treasures to behold.

Take Danielle Fishel of Boy Meets World fame. She shared her shots from her early days as a child actress in the 1990s—and boy are her photos a throwback.

Reese Witherspoon‘s is also a gem of ’90s nostalgia and pre-teen self-confidence.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt also shared a shot from his (very) early acting career.

Zach Braff also got in on the fun, not once but twice, poking fun at his poses.

Stephen Colbert got real with his toothy Old Headshot Day smile.

Viola Davis shared hers, as well.

And Laverne Cox has always looked amazing.

Some famous faces, like former pro wrestler Sean Waltman, used the social media trend to share some humor.


Grumpy Cat also joined in on the fun.

Sad Kylo Ren also got in on the game.

For more mind-blowing and hilarity, you can peruse the #oldheadshotday hashtag on Twitter or Instagram.

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*First Published: Apr 28, 2018, 3:42 pm CDT