30 Photos of Celebrities Before They Were Famous

Steve Buscemi | Source: Reddit

This photo collection of celebrities when they were relative unknowns is interesting. In some cases, such as Brad Pitt at age 14, they're completely unrecognizable. Some, despite being in their youths, are at awkward, "ugly duckling" stages,  while some youthful versions appear to be more attractive than when they were older.  

In the photo above, Steve Buscemi was working as a New York firefighter. According to the Wall Street Journal, he left that job in 1985. But the day after 9/11, Buscemi wandered around ground zero until he found his old firefighting team. Once he located them, the actor spent almost a week working with them, digging, clearing debris and even handling body bags. Some people come into fame and fortune, but they remain down-to-Earth, compassionate and in touch with the everyman. 

See more photos of public figures before they were famous here.


 Brad Pitt at 14 (front Row, center) with his basketball team, which he named himself | Source: Coleman-Rayner

Christian Bale, 1988 | Source: Reddit

Sarah Silverman at a casting call, 1980s | Source: Reddit


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I took the date from the referring article, obviously. I just Googled and found a different picture of him promoting the same movie, which says he's 14 and it's 1988. The referring article was wrong. Changing date. Nice work, Sherlock.
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