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Ard Gelinck has been creating and sharing celebrity side-by-side images since early 2017.
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Dutch artist Ard Gelinck has been posting photo edits online for about 10 years but told Insider he wanted to “challenge” himself by creating a series of celebrity “Then and Now” comparisons.

“The ideas suddenly came up and the celebrities that I choose are often random. Sometimes an extra when I know when it is someone’s birthday, for example,” he told Insider.

Showing some spellbinding Photoshopping skills, Gelinck said he spends between one and four hours editing each side-by-side, which varies depending on the color, lighting, tones, and scale of each individual image. 

But the artist masterfully merges the two before-and-after comparisons to look as if each celebrity is meeting their younger self for the first time.

And he’s even got the tick of approval from the sources of inspiration themselves. 

Gelinck said he’s been flattered to see Madonna, Ricky Gervais, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, and Lionel Richie, to name a few, reshare his work via their own Instagrams.

While the Dutch artist isn’t interested in exhibiting or profiting from his images, he said he is “enjoying that I can create something that other people like.

“It’s nice to see that you can entertain people and show something that makes them laugh and make them think.”

From Keanu Reeves to the cast of “Friends,” check out 26 highlights from Gelinck’s “Then & Now” series below.

Celebrity News: Leonardo DiCaprio

Celebrity News: Leonardo DiCaprio 2

DiCaprio started appearing in commercials aged 14.
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Celebrity News: Lady Gaga

Celebrity News: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga looks almost identical to her younger self.
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Celebrity News: Amy Winehouse

Celebrity News: Amy Winehouse

The late British singer would have turned 35 in July.
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Celebrity News: Bruno Mars

Celebrity News: Bruno Mars

Mars has kept flamboyant style.
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Celebrity News: Courteney Cox

Celebrity News: Courteney Cox

Cox is almost a mirror image beside her 90s shaggy do.
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Celebrity News: Neil Patrick Harris

Celebrity News: Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris would look much more credible playing a doctor now.
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Celebrity News: Elton John

Celebrity News: Elton John

John’s glasses have shrunk over time.
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Celebrity News: George Clooney

Celebrity News: George Clooney

Clooney looks as if he’s finally grown into his eyebrows.
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Celebrity News: Ricky Gervais

Celebrity News: Gervais

Young Gervais opted for a much more daring wardrobe.
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Celebrity News: Keanu Reeves

Celebrity News: Keanu Reeves

Keanu before and after shaving?
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Celebrity News: Jennifer Aniston

Celebrity News: Jen An

Aniston doesn’t seem to have aged at all.
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Celebrity News: Jimmy Fallon

Celebrity News: Jimmy Fallon

Young Fallon looks every bit as comfortable on the chair as he does now.
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Celebrity News: Angelina Jolie

Celebrity News: Angelina Jolie

Even way back, Angelina Jolie was casting sultry gazes with her famous pouty lips.
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Celebrity News: Lisa Kudrow

Celebrity News: Lisa Kudrow

Kudrow still sporting her famous blonde Phoebe locks.
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Celebrity News: Madonna

Celebrity News: MADONNA

Madonna turned 61 this year.
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Celebrity News: Matt Le Blanc

Celebrity News: Matt le Blanc

Joey meets Matt Le Blanc.
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Celebrity News: Matthew Perry

Celebrity News: Matthew Perry

The episode where Chandler Bing meets Matthew Perry.
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Celebrity News: Michelle Obama

Celebrity News: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama turned 55 in January.
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Celebrity News: Mick Jagger

Celebrity News: Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger clearly started practicing his rockstar poses from a young age.
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Celebrity News: P!nk

Celebrity News: P!NK

The resemblance between baby P!nk and her daughter Willow is uncanny.
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Celebrity News: Reese Witherspoon

Celebrity News: reese

Reese still has the same babyface at 43.
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Celebrity News: Richard Gere

Celebrity News: Richard Gere

Richard Gere has grown into his looks.
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Celebrity News: Robin Williams

Celebrity News: Robin Williams

The late Robin Williams will always be remembered for his iconic characters.
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Celebrity News: Roger Federer

Celebrity News: Roger Federer

Even young Roger probably wouldn’t have dreamt of being a 20-time Grand Slam winner.
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Celebrity News: David Schwimmer

Celebrity News: ROSS

Ross meets Ross.
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Celebrity News: Will Smith

Celebrity News: Will Smith

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air became the king of Hollywood.
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