Billy Crystal:
Puffy & Frozen

Aging is one thing, but whatever was going on with Billy Crystal's face at the Oscars last night had nothing to do with the hands of time.

Okay people, let's get down to the real debate of the 2012 Academy Awards. Forget Angelina Jolie's leg and a very white Meryl Streep winning Best Actress over a very not white Viola Davis. Truly the most important thing we need to discuss today is what the hell did Billy Crystal do to his face?

Let's look at the progression of Crystal from normal human being to Juvederm slave, shall we?

When Harry Met Sally

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in 1989 filming When Harry Met Sally…, back when they had normal faces. Now they both look like they've been attacked by puffer fish.

Billy Crystal

Crystal at the 2001 premiere of 61*. A gracefully aging man with graying hair and laugh lines -- but still normal looking.

Billy Crystal

Just three years later the transformation has begun: Far fewer crow's feet and suspiciously puffy cheeks.

Billy Crystal

In 2007 Crystal was looking more like his old self. He was much less puffy, his cheekbones weren't abnormally large anymore and you can even still see some wrinkles on his forehead.

Billy Crystal

This past January, Crystal showed up to a Lakers game looking like an elderly Vince Vaughn. He forgot his eyebrows at home.

Billy Crystal

Now Crystal is nearly unrecognizable from his former self. Eyes, cheeks, lips, all look puffy and lack the characteristics that gave his face the great "regular guy" appearance that made him so likable.

Of course, his When Harry Met Sally… costar hasn't fared much better. Meg Ryan's once-sweet, girl-next-door looks have become a caricature of her former self.

Meg Ryan

Are they seeing the same doctor?

Images courtesy WENN


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Comments on "What happened to Billy Crystal's face?"

MaasiesMess February 16, 2014 | 12:40 PM

I don't know how old everyone is posting on this story, but take a look at your own face when you are 66 and compare to when you were 20-50.....I also read he had a peel due to melanoma concerns. So I think he looks pretty darn good for 6!

Oh Yeah! January 10, 2014 | 9:07 AM

Crystal is not the only bloated aging actor/comedian. I think it is valid to ask why we mere mortals who do not have nearly the means available to these stars, still manage to reach old age without looking like balloon versions of our former selves. The only thing that I can think of is that this is the result of overindulging in food, drink and drugs. Sometimes it's good to know what really goes on in celebrities' lives, if only to know the things that that we should NOT do.

bobs kunt December 28, 2013 | 4:18 PM

he really does look like poo like a puffed up version of kenny g

Teresa in VA August 25, 2013 | 7:31 PM

how incredibly rude. They are two aging stars trying to keep up best they can in the superficial, youth obsessed town of Hollyweird! They have both had stellar careers and done far more than you could ever dream of.

Sunny February 28, 2012 | 5:46 PM

How rude to even make this a topic!!

Piddingworth February 27, 2012 | 9:44 PM

It might be wise not to rush to the conclusion of plastic surgery. He may well be on 'prednisone', a powerful steroid that bloats the face and even the whole body. It is an unfortunate side-effect of the live-saving drug.

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