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Before They Were Big: Do You Recognize These Young, (IN)Famous Faces?

It’s a rare thing to catch a glimpse of well-known, famous/infamous people before they came into the public eye, even in today’s technological age.

As generations progress, that will no doubt change, but some noted members of the Baby Boomers and Generation X still enjoy a bit of mystery with regard to their pasts, having come of age before the Digital Age.

Or should we say enjoyed?

Here’s a look at some of those who’ve shaped the modern socio-political and cultural landscape before they came to our attention.

Think of it as a look behind the curtain in The Wizard of Oz, a view of how they looked before they, for better or worse, were thrust into global consciousness.

Some are dead ringers for their former selves.

Some will shock you with their youthful normalcy.

Some will make you wonder what happened to make them turn out the way they did.

Regardless of your reaction, here’s a glimpse into who they were before they became the people we know them to be now.