Wowza, people. These 19 celebrities were so hot when they were young that your eyeballs might catch on fire just looking at these photos. Seriously, you might want to keep a glass of water handy. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
The biggest surprises? Ricky Gervais, James Earl Jones, Ian McKellen and Jeff Bridges were total hotties back in the day (not that they’re too tough to look at now!). Alec Baldwin was pretty much the hottest man who ever lived decades before he channeled Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, and LL Cool J was definitely the “type of guy that shows up on the scene/and gets the seven digits, you know the routine.” And hello! Who knew Prince Philip was such a royal bae?
Most stars are stunning, but if you hop into the Wayback Machine, these guys were even more gorgeous. Without further ado, we present 19 male celebs who were smokin’ hot back in the day.
A version of this article was originally published in July 2017.