Can You Identify These Celebrities If We Make Them Look Old?


By: Gavin Thagard

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The life of a celebrity is typically filled with finding ways to remain in the public eye, staying tuned in with fans and maintaining a fresh appearance. Sadly, when that starts to fade, often their celebrity status does too. Unless they're a legend like Clint Eastwood, of course, who remains relevant at almost 90.

Now, thanks to a host of face apps, these celebrities can instantly be seen in a different light. No longer do you have to wait for their star to fade as they become a distant memory. With modern tools, even the youngest celebrities can be condemned to a life of wrinkles and sunspots. Right now, you can see what they might look like when the time comes for them to accept their lifetime achievement award.

Are you prepared to identify these celebrities after they're aged past their ripe years? Do you know which of them will age like fine wine and which of them will struggle to maintain their looks as the twilight of their life comes crashing down upon them? Here's a quiz where you can find out for yourself. 

When you're ready to see these celebrities with 20 to 40 years on them, get started and see if your fandom goes beyond that smooth skin. 

One of the top action stars, which actor is this?

Before he took over Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson was a popular wrestler in the WWE. His character, known as "The Rock," was a confident, brash speaker who always talked in the third person. His movie career took off after his character in "The Mummy" got his own flick, "The Scorpion King."


Do you know this television host who has had her own show since 2003?

Though she is best known as the host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Ellen DeGeneres has also had success in the acting world, including voice acting. One of her most famous roles was voicing Dory in "Finding Nemo."


She'll be there for you. Can you name this "Friends" star?

Even if Jennifer Aniston is always remembered for her role as Rachel Green on "Friends," she has gone on to have success beyond the sitcom. Since leaving the show, she's starred in comedies like "The Break-Up," "Just Go with It" and "Horrible Bosses."


Can you identify this celebrity who has been one of the biggest movie stars since the '90s?

Leonardo DiCaprio was just getting started as an actor when he was nominated for an Academy Award when he played Arnie Grape in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." It was his first of several nominations, though he wouldn't actually win the award until "The Revenant" came out in 2016.


Few pop stars have been as popular as the one shown here. Can you name her?

Taylor Swift began her career in the genre of country music after moving to Nashville, Tennessee at a young age. However, she eventually developed beyond the genre to become one of the most recognized artists in the world.


You might recognize which celebrity shown here for their incredible voice?

Katy Perry released her debut album in 2001 under her birth name, titled "Katy Hudson." However, it wasn't until her second album "One of the Boys" that she started to receive national recognition.


A top-selling music artist with a host of Grammy Awards, what's this celebrity's name?

Before becoming a solo artist, Beyonce Knowles was the lead singer of the group Destiny's Child, which started in Houston. Other members of the group included Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The three singers have reunited several times, including at Super Bowl XLVII in 2013.


Are you familiar with this all-world basketball star?

From 2011 until 2018, LeBron James went to eight straight NBA Finals, a number that's unheard of in the modern NBA. He walked away with two titles playing for the Miami Heat and one title with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Are you able to identify this quarterback who has dominated the NFL for nearly two decades?

Widely regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady is a six-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Super Bowl MVP and three-time NFL MVP. Even at the age of 42, Brady continues to play at a high level.


A well-known actor who recently played Batman, who is this?

Ben Affleck acted from an early age, but it was his role in writing the script for "Good Will Hunting" that really launched him into the limelight. The script won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.


How well do you know this musician who performs across a variety of genres?

Bruno Mars' incredible music style has earned him a host of awards, including several Grammy Awards. His first Grammy came in 2011 when he released "Just The Way You Are," a song that earned him the award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.


You probably recognize which musician shown here for her incredible performance in Super Bowl LI?

Lady Gaga has proven her versatility as an artist by stepping out of the music world and into film. In 2018, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress after portraying Ally Maine in "A Star is Born."


Is this movie star a celebrity you know?

After establishing himself as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Matt Damon moved into producing movies as well. He produced the widely acclaimed movie "Manchester by the Sea" in 2016, which earned him an Academy Award nomination.


This actor has been the star of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise since it started. Who is he?

Vin Diesel was born in 1967 along with his twin Paul. His real name is not Vin Diesel, however, but is actually Mark Sinclair Vincent. He changed his name when he got into acting.


Can you identify this comedian who was part of "Saturday Night Live"?

It was in Chicago while performing with The Second City, an improv comedy group, that Tina Fey came into the spotlight as a high-level comedian. However, she wasn't just a great performer but was a talented writer as well. She went on to create both "30 Rock" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."


Do you recognize this world-famous soccer star?

Cristiano Ronaldo is recognized beyond the soccer field for his influence as an athlete. In fact, he is currently the most followed person on Instagram, with a following that exceeds 180 million. He currently captains the Portuguese national team while playing for the Juventus club.


Can you name this rapper who has become a global figure?

Jay-Z caused a lot of controversy when he entered a partnership with the NFL in 2019 to help with social justice efforts. Critics say he's only in it for the money, and that there should be no partnership without Colin Kaepernick, the NFL player who started the movement after kneeling during the national anthem.


This celebrity is known for his comedic flair. Who is he?

Chris Pratt found early success as an actor on television, where he was a major star on the show "Parks and Recreation." When he was given a lead role in "Guardians of the Galaxy" in 2014, it launched him to the top of Hollywood.


Recognized for her roles in "Atomic Blonde" and "Long Shot," do you know this actress?

Even though she continued to take other roles, Charlize Theron started her own film production company called Denver and Delilah Productions. The company has made movies like "Monster," "East of Havana" and "Atomic Blonde."


Does your music interest extend to this musician?

Born in Canada, Drake Graham is a well-known fan of the Toronto Raptors. He is on the sidelines for most games and was there throughout the entire 2019 NBA Finals when his team defeated the Golden State Warriors to win their first title.


This fighter has become almost as popular as his sport. Who is he?

Conor McGregor stepped away from the octagon in 2017 to take a boxing match against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather. McGregor did better than most predicted, but he was stopped in the 10th round by TKO.


Have you been watching this actress since her time on "Harry Potter"?

Even though Emma Watson started acting as a child, she never let it get in the way of her education. In 2014, she graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in English literature.


This "That '70s Show" and "Bad Moms" actress was born in Ukraine. What's her name?

Mila Kunis was only 14 years old when she was cast as Jackie Burkhart on the sitcom "That '70s Show." Not long after that, she started voicing Meg Griffin on "Family Guy." These are two of her most recognized roles as an actress.


This Oscar-winning celebrity is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and "Star Wars" series. What's her name?

Natalie Portman has done several big-budget projects in both "Star Wars" and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, she's also stepped back and taken on smaller films like "Black Swan," where she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. It was recently announced that she'll pick up Mjolnir as the first female Thor.


Few celebrities are as established as which one depicted in this image?

Will Smith broke onto the celebrity scene in the '80s as a rapper using the name The Fresh Prince. The recognition he received was enough to earn him a television show of his own in 1990 titled "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Most of the world got to know him thanks to movies like "Men in Black."


What's the name of this singer who is known for her raspy voice?

Pink found success almost immediately after releasing her debut solo album "Can't Take Me Home" in 2000. The album saw two songs make it into the top ten of the "Billboard" Hot 100 songs: "There You Go" and "Most Girls."


Have you been keeping up with this media personality?

After her rise to stardom on the reality television show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Kim Kardashian turned to social media to increase her fame. She quickly became one of the most followed stars on Twitter and Instagram, which turned into a way for her to push products she supported.


Who is this NBA star known for his revolutionary three-point shot?

Steph Curry is one of the most popular stars in the NBA, partly because fans can identify with him because he isn't seven feet tall or 200 pounds. That, of course, doesn't mean he is not capable of lighting it up on the court and has the ability to put up 50 points with ease.


An award-winning actress, how well do you know this celebrity?

Scarlett Johansson is one of the many stars who has taken on a superhero role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In several films, she played the character Black Widow, a top agent for S.H.I.E.L.D., a counter-terrorism agency. She's done plenty of more cerebral work away from the MCU, though.


How well do you know this retired baseball star?

Alex Rodriguez was one of baseball's greatest power hitters throughout the 2000s, finishing his career with 696 home runs. After leaving MLB, he became a broadcaster for ESPN on "Sunday Night Baseball."


Are you familiar with this actress who starred on "Game of Thrones"? She recently married Joe Jonas.

Sophie Turner might have started on "Game of Thrones," but she has quickly become one of the hottest young stars in Hollywood. She's recently been cast as Jean Grey, the title character in the 2019 movie "X-Men: Dark Phoenix."


Can you name this actor who is also a comedian and musician?

Donald Glover wrote his own comedy-drama titled "Atlanta," which was picked up by FX in 2015. Glover stars in the series as a rapper trying to make it in Atlanta, one of the toughest markets for rap music.


Is this talk show host familiar to you?

Stephen Colbert was given his own show on Comedy Central after leaving "The Daily Show," where he served as a correspondent. His own show was titled "The Colbert Report," and he played a conservative commentator giving his political opinion with a comical tone.


Do you know the name of this stand-up comedian? You may have seen her in Netflix's "Always Be My Maybe."

One of the most popular comedians around, Ali Wong has received two Netflix comedy specials: "Ali Wong: Baby Cobra" and "Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife." The first of those specials she filmed while she was seven months pregnant.


What's the name of this popular podcaster and comedian?

Joe Rogan was the original host for "Fear Factor," a game show where contestants had to face their fears to earn money. Rogan claims that the show gave him the income necessary to start working on his own projects like his podcast.


Is this famous actress familiar to you?

Margot Robbie reached stardom in 2013 when she played opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street." The role set her up for future films like "Suicide Squad" and "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood."


A star who both sings and acts, which celebrity is this?

The son of a famous country music singer, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus rose to fame herself on the Disney Channel, where she starred in "Hannah Montana." Her father also played in the show, which ran for four seasons.


One of the main cast members on "Supernatural," which television star is this?

Jensen Ackles has played Dean Winchester on "Supernatural" since the show aired in 2005. In 2019, Ackles announced that the show, which has a huge cult following, will finally be coming to an end after 15 seasons.


Do you know the name of this soccer star who plays for the U.S. national team?

When Alex Morgan is not starring for the United States national team, she is playing forward on the Orlando Pride, who play in the National Women's Soccer League. She only plays sparingly with the Pride and has had up-and-down success since joining the team in 2016.


Does your fandom extend to this comedian?

After obtaining success as a comedian, Bill Burr started putting together his own projects with the name recognition he acquired. Currently, he has an animated sitcom on Netflix titled "F is for Family" and hosts a podcast called "Monday Morning Podcast."


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