New York Magazine recently ran an amazing article featuring 63 photos of celebrities as they appeared in their high school yearbook. Right here, we’ve got Harrison “The Charming Sex Machine” Ford, looking kind of like that guy you were afraid would come up with a derogatory nickname for you that would be so cruelly clever, that even the teachers would use it against you. And then he’d beat you up.
We pulled a few other photos from the sci-fi/fantasy crowd. Check out the high school versions of Robert Downey Jr., Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and more!
Anne Hathaway has always looked like the girl next door, even when she was.
Natalie Portman knows she's a big deal, doesn't need you to tell her.
Z-Quints (Zachary Quinto) had Vulcan eyebrows even then.
What's in Claire Danes' graduation present? Is it her Terminator 3 role?
This is James Franco. This is seriously James Franco.
People like Emma Stone are career heartbreakers. Her high school guidance counselor was like 'have you considered a career in breaking hearts?'
Hang in there, young Robert Downey, Jr. You've got some rough times ahead but eventually you become a superhero!
Kirstie Alley, hiding her Saavik ears, undoubtedly.
Matt Damon is thinking: 'What if James Dean was in TOP GUN?'
Jeff Bridges is thinking 'Robert Downey, Jr. was able to take this picture in a cave. With a box of scraps!'
Check out the full gallery on Vulture right here.
Stubby the Rocket is the voice and mascot of Tor.com. In Stubby’s high school yearbook, Stubby was a rocket with a bad haircut.