Most people look at their favorite celebs today and wonder about those stars years ago. Nostalgic memories arise and then we find ourselves perusing the internet and then looking at those celebs in old pictures. Let us return to the year 2000 and see those celebs as they were back then. You might laugh or chuckle because of the different trends and styles were different back then, but they still had that star quality, or were developing those qualities that molded them into the talented individuals they are today.
Katy Perry sixteen years ago
Katy Perry is a pop singer who has won five American Music Awards and fourteen People’s Choice Awards. In the year 2000, she was just 16 years old. She went on to get her GED a year before, in order to begin her music career.
Katy in present times… purple hair and all
Katy has numerous awards and accolades under her belt. She is probably going for that emo look. There is no complaints because she is stunningly beautiful and looks well with purple hair or no hair at all.
The cute and lovable Taylor Swift years ago
This was singer Taylor Swift at the tender age of 11 years old. Taylor started out playing guitar at age 10 and then went on to sing the national anthem at the U.S. Open tennis tour. The future would prove to be bright for her.
Taylor Swift, all grown up and famous
Taylor has grown into a very beautiful and talented young lady since the year 2000. This is a photo of Taylor at a recent Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Janet Jackson — and the music does not stop
Janet Jackson is a singer and actor on occasion. She is a member of the talented Jackson family. This is a photo of Janet in 2000, a few years before the unfortunate wardrobe malfunction.
Janet really has not changed over the years
Janet still rocks the black clothing as she had in the mid 80’s and even the early 90’s with her Rhythm Nation 1814 for those who remember. This is Janet performing at the Dubai World Cup in March of 2016.
Jennifer Lopez goes from dancing to singing in ten years
Jennifer Lopez first came to prominence as a dancer on the show “In Living Color.” She then began singing and her career really took off. This is Jennifer posing at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2000.
A little older but still sexy as ever
Jennifer has gone on to become a legend in the music business. This is Jennifer Lopez in January of 2016 at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour in Pasadena.
Britney Spears rocks white at the Grammys
Britney Spears was coming into her own around the year 2000. She became an inspiration to teenage girls during the time, and she was HOT. This is Britney at the 2000 Grammys.
Britney years later and all laced out on the carpet
Here’s Britney Spears and her hot lace outfit. This is a recent photo of her during an appearance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, posing like only she can.
Super heart throb Leonardo Dicaprio, out and about
Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor. Here he is at the premiere of Catch Me If You Can on December 16, 2000.
Leonardo has not changed at all
Leonardo DiCaprio looks exactly the same sixteen years later, without a hint of aging. This is him at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards.
He does not look crazy at all, or does he?
Christian Bale is an American actor. This is Christian in the 2000 movie American Psycho. He seems too handsome to play the role of a psychotic maniac, if you ask me.
By the power of Grayskull, he has the power!
Christian Bale takes in the moment at the Critic’s Choice Awards. He was named Best Actor in a Comedy. Before going on stage, he kissed Adam McKay and other producers at the table in the mouth before going up on stage and accepting his trophy.
Can you believe? No, you gotta believe it’s Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is a musician and actor. He was a part of a group called Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch in the early part of the 1990’s. He then made his transition to acting a few years later.
Do you believe it now, or not?
Mark Wahlberg in 2016, showing off the same bod that he had in the 90’s as a rapper and a model. This was taken in Hawaii while he was on vacation with his wife and four kids.
Robert Downey Jr. and a blast from the past
Robert Downey Jr. is an actor who has had his fair share of misfortunate circumstances over the years. He started to rebound from addiction around this time. This is him in November of 2000.
Robert defies the odds and is still on top
This is Robert Robert Downey Jr. as of 2016. He is at the European premiere of Captain America, Civil War at a shopping outlet in east London, Britain on April 26, 2016.
Brad Pitt makes his way through the Hollywood ranks
This is actor Brad Pitt. He started to become recognized in Hollywood around this time. Here he is at the premiere of Snatch in the year 2000.
A little gray does not hurt anyone
Here is Brad Pitt at age fifty, in the year 2016. He still looks the same, even with the sprinkles of gray in his goatee. He ages very well, based on this pic.
Angelina on the road to stardom
Angelina Jolie is an American actress. Acting is in the genes — she is the daughter of actor Jon Voight. This is Angelina at the Gone in 60 Seconds London Premiere on June 26th, 2000.
Angelina will always turn heads
This is Angelina on the red carpet recently. She is in her early 40’s in this photo. She continues to have the style and class as she always had.
Cate graces the red carpet in 2000
Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress. She is perhaps best known for appearing in a series of Lord of the Rings films. This is Cate Blanchett at the 2000 Oscars.
Cate in present times and stylish as ever
Cate continues to act and grace the screen. She is also a theatrical director to add to her repertoire. This is Cate Blanchett at the 2016 BAFTA awards.
Holy smokes, it’s Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet is an English actress. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards. Here is Kate at the premiere for Holy Smoke in January of 2000.
Kate racks up those awards like it is nothing
Kate continues to add to her collection of awards and trophies, even as of recent. Here she is at the Critics’ Circle Film Awards on January 17, 2016.
Natalie adorned in curls and more curls
Natalie Portman is an actress who is perhaps best known for playing Princess Padme in the series of Star Wars prequels that were released several years ago.
Natalie is still going strong today as the force is with her
The vegan and animal rights advocate will never be caught wearing fur on the red carpet. Here’s Natalie Portman in 2016 at the “Jane Got A Gun” Premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie.
Rosario and hip-hop star Jay-Z
Rosario Dawson is an actress. Before Jay-Z hooked up and married former Destiny’s Child sensation Beyonce, he was romantically linked to the beautiful Rosario Dawson in 2000.
Rosario is carried away for the right cause
Here is Rosario Dawson recently. She was among a group of protesters who was arrested at a “Democracy Spring” demonstration in Washington, D.C. in 2016. She was engaged in a sit-in to raise awareness about corruption and the special interests that dominate U.S. elections.
Justin way back then in 2000
Justin Timberlake is an actor and musician. He became famous as a member of the boy band NSYNC and then branched off on his own. He is super multi-talented.
A major change in style for Mr. Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has been around for quite some time and is still a fixture in the entertainment industry. Here he is at the British Academy Television Awards in 2016.
Eminem melts in your mouth and not in your hand
Eminem started gaining fame in the late 90’s and was steadily dominating the music world by 2000. He was under the wing of hip-hop legend Dr. Dre around this time.
Sweet dreams are made of these
Eminem is not done with the rap industry. Eminem has been working on an album “Drinking on You” as of 2016. Is he Annie Lennox’s long lost son?
Nelly has a boo-boo, well, sort of
Nelly is a rapper who became very popular at the turn of the century. He dominated the hip-hop charts for quite sometime during the very early 2000’s. The band-aid was a result of a boo-boo on the basketball court, but caught on as a trend back then.
Nelly has a change of style
Nelly has expanded his career by becoming the co-owner of the NBA franchise Charlotte Bobcats. He also has a reality TV show called “Nellyville”.
Jay-Z making a name for himself
This is Jay-Z back in the 2000’s. He is the founder of of the urban clothing brand “Rocawear.” The company was established in 1999 and started to take off during this time.
Jay-Z, the super husband and father
This is Jay-Z at a Los Angeles Clippers game, clearly enjoying the moment. Jay-Z is probably best known for being Beyonce’s husband and the father of their child Blue Ivy.
Snoop and his sense of fashion
Snoop, aka Snoop Dogg, is a legendary rapper. He became famous during the early 90’s and his career just skyrocketed afterwards. He has not slowed down since.
Snoop goes from rap to reggae
Snoop eventually adopted a new persona after being in the hip-hop scene for so long. He is still active in the biz, but he has a new alter ego called Snoop Lion. Digging the dreadlocks.