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This Is What 11 Golden Globe Nominees Looked Like Before They Were Famous

Meryl Streep! Denzel Washington! Natalie Portman!

Actress Meryl Streep attends the 67th Annual Golden Globes Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Actress Meryl Streep attends the 67th Annual Golden Globes Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Ahead of Sunday night’s 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the night’s top nominees before they became Hollywood’s biggest stars. 

Thanks to the folks at Classmates, we’re bringing you back to the days when your favorite celebrities were just high schoolers. (Stars! They’re just like us!)

Continue scrolling to see what Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Nick Nolte, Natalie Portman and more looked like before they were famous. 

  • Jessica Chastain
    Jessica Chastain
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Miss Sloane." 
  • Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Bob Thornton
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama, for "Goliath" 
  • Jeff Bridges
    Jeff Bridges
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for "Hell or High Water." 
  • Bob Odenkirk
    Bob Odenkirk
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for "Better Call Saul." 
  • Natalie Portman
    Natalie Portman
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Jackie." 
  • Denzel Washington
    Denzel Washington
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Fences." 
  • Viola Davis
    Viola Davis
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for "Fences." 
  • Annette Bening
    Annette Bening
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for "20th Century Women."
  • Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for "Florence Foster Jenkins."
  • Nick Nolte
    Nick Nolte
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Graves."
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Veep."
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