46 More People On The Celebrities They Grew Up With And What They Were Like Back Then

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1. Zac Efron

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Zach Efron is from my hometown. Really nice guy with an extremely down to earth family. Donated probably three thousand dollars worth of clothes to at-risk youth in our area and surprised his youth acting coach at her retirement ceremony. I hope the best for him. —AestheticConor

2. Jack Nicholson

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My grandpa went to school with Jack Nicholson. My grandpa was a bit older than him so they didn’t really know each other, but they had a Spanish class together. Apparently he was really smart. The story my grandpa always tells me is one time, the day of a test, Jack walked in and didn’t know they had one, so he asked my grandpa to see the study guide, looked at it for about 30 seconds, memorized everything on it, and got a 100 on the test. —futhatsy

3. Chris Evans

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Went to HS with Chris Evans, great guy, huge goofball. His mom did the choreographing for the theater department dance numbers, they are a hilarious and awesome family. —HeadBarbieInCharge

4. Zach Galifianakis

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Went through school a couple of years behind Zach Galifianakis. Nice, normal and very funny kid. He was pretty popular but was nice to everybody, geeks and weirdos included. Great to see a nice, normal and grounded guy make it big. —vidproducer

5. Chris Farley

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My mom and dad were good friends with Chris Farley in college. They said he was just as ridiculously funny as when he became famous. It’s a shame he’s gone. —AverageWhiteKid

6. Neil Flynn

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Neil Flynn was one of my teachers in high school. He was just a regular, fairly serious person. Pretty damn nice too. —kristenbeck

7. Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm went to my high school a little before I did. He grew up extremely poor and went on scholarship. By all accounts he was very quiet, respectful, and intelligent. One of those people who uses their blue-collar background to give them work ethic. —MichaelScarn5

8. Kristen Stewart

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My friend was on swim team with Kristen Stewart in 7th grade (the year she was pulled out of school). She was just as socially awkward and introverted in person as she appears in the media. —Inconspicuousness

9. Steve-O

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My aunt dated Steve-o in high school. She always says he was still a fucking idiot back then. —Walaument

10. Topher Grace

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I went to high school with Topher Grace. He was really laid back and nice. I hear he still is. —kepaa

11. Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Heigl was a real bitch in High School. She would walk around like a little diva and all the teachers hated her (she was about 2 years into film career). One of the best stories is when her manager accompanied her into a class asking for less homework and less work and the teacher apparently just lost it. —EdgarAllenFro

12. Nicolas Cage’s son, Weston

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I went to High School with Nicolas Cage’s son, Weston, whose claim to fame was getting beat up by his trainer 2 years ago. His trainer actually happened to be our wrestling coach in High School who the Cage family hired. Anyway Weston was amazingly racist, and into Nazi stuff. He also liked to try and put kids into judo holds to show off how tough he was. —Manning01

13. Weird Al

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My mom went to high school with Weird Al, same year. She says that’s where he got his nickname and that he had very few friends. She also claims one of her best friends was the only girl “that was nice to him”. Never thought of it before, but I should ask her friend how nice. —spacecaseee

14. A Toddlers & Tiaras Mom

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I went to high school with one of the moms on Toddlers & Tiaras, if you can really count that. She was in remedial classes, had a lot of body issues, and did drugs. Her kid was an oops baby that lead to her marriage. He’s actually a good guy and got her to get her shit together. —heffermole

15. No Doubt

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My mom went to high school with the whole group of No Doubt. Gwen Stefani was her good friend but a big partier. —ihearttortas

16. Mike Myers

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My dad and aunt went to high school with Mike Myers. All they had to say was that he was always a funny guy in general, but mostly hung out with the drama kids and in the smoking lounge. —adamzep91

17. Tom Cruise

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My dad went to high school with Tom Cruise, but he was a few years older than Tom, so my dad didn’t really get to know him. Likes to say “No, I didn’t go to school with Tom Cruise, he went to school with me.” —blue-penn

18. Mussolini

I went to school with a girl whose grandmother dated Mousselini :/

There were pictures. Did happen. —what_the_a

19. Chad Hurley (founder of YouTube)

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My boss went to the same high school as me, and he graduated with Chad Hurley (founder of YouTube). He said he was a pretty regular dude, pretty smart. He showed up at one of the reunions and paid for everybody’s drinks at the end of the night. —oitson13

20. Keira Knightley

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A friend of my brother went out with Keira Knightley when they were in their teens. He was a serious football (soccer) player, and spent most of his time playing football with his mates. Eventually, Keira got so fed up with this that she gave him an ultimatum: Football or her?

He chose football. Probably not one of the best decisions in his life. —LiveUndead0306

21. Coolio

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I went to school with Coolio in high school. He was a few grades above me but wasn’t anything special. Only thing I really remember about him was that he would smoke weed by himself all the time in one of the hallways near gym class. Oh and he went by “Leon” back then. —reaverdude

22. Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling taught me how to tie my shoe and taught my friend how to read.

Good guy Gosling. —BroadstreetStar

23. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

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Went to High School with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Matt was part of the “cool kids” and graduated a year earlier, but my class graduated with Ben. Ben was definitely not as cool as Matt. Also, in those days I was heavily into photography, I took Ben’s HS yearbook photo, yay! Although that is hard to prove, as I no longer have the negatives. If only I had known they would be so famous, I would have kept all those negatives. —Sabatronix

24. The Situation

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Not me but my older sister graduated with The Situation. She told me he had long hair and snorted a lot of coke. —cfaith92

25. Emma Watson

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My housemate went to school with Emma Watson. She was a bit uppity apparently. —B_Underscore

26. John Lennon

My dad went to art school with John Lennon, he said he had a very messy room… —[deleted]

27. MTV’s Laguna Beach

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I attended Laguna Beach High School when they started filming. They were portrayed pretty accurately on the show: the richest, most attractive students in school and people generally worship them (not because they were on the show, but because the richest, most attractive students are worshiped at every high school). —sirthomashenry

28. Hugh Hefner

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My husband’s uncle went to high school with Hugh Hefner. They were pretty good friends. Hef told him of his plan to make a magazine called Stag, and offered equal partnership. He turned down the offer, at the time his heart was in baseball, and he was being scouted by the majors. He played for the Phillies for four years, he regretted turning down Hef’s offer till the day he died. —momsasylum

29. Stephen King

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Uncle went to high school with Stephen King. He apparently never past in any of his English assignments on time. —ialo00130

30. Carly Rae Jepsen

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My cousin went to school with Carly Rae Jepsen, apparently she was really nice, pretty and just an overall average girl. —girloftherisingsun

31. Rivers Cuomo (Weezer)

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I went to school with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. He was an outsider but closer to graduation he started to gain acceptance. His music projects were growing in popularity and while he was never officially given this title in the yearbook, we thought of him as the “Most Likely to Become a Rock star”. Little did we know… —[deleted]

32. Kate Upton

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Went to high school with Kate Upton. Barely any personality, which I really do hate to say because it’s sad to see someone fit the “pretty but completely vapid” stereotype to such a tee. My yearbooks are on the shelf in another room, I can scan a page from one if anyone wants proof.

Here’s a link: http://imgur.com/qYnXayT. —christsasshole

33. Vanilla Ice

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Old roommate of mine went to Vanilla Ice’s old high school years after he graduated. She said as school was letting out one day he came back in a red convertible and drove around the parking lot blasting ‘Ice Ice Baby’ with the top down. —Bunny_ofDeath

34. Aesop Rock

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My uncle went to school with Aesop Rock and said he was a emo/Goth kid. My school was a very gothic area at the time. We also had Ricky Casso, the kid from “Say You Love Satan,” who was a huge incident in our town. —prtzelstick

35. Kid who hacked Justin Bieber’s cell phone

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Not sure if this counts but I go to school with the kid who hacked Justin Bieber’s cell phone and twitter. Kid is a complete weird ass. —bllombox

36. Ke$ha

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My roommate went to high school with Ke$ha and apparently she was a fat, ugly, loser who everyone laughed at when she said she was going to be a singer. I guess she did get the last laugh, but she’s still gross. —Jano606

37. Carrie Underwood

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I went to college with Carrie Underwood. She was just as hot then as she is now, but still part of the ditzy bubblegum girl crowd (if that makes sense). —ddub74012

38. Christina Hendricks

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Girl I dated went to school with Christina Hendricks. Apparently she was a huge Goth nerd and didn’t talk to anyone. —slightly_on_tupac

39. Brad Pitt

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My mom went to college with Brad Pitt. I’ve heard he was quite the show at his frat parties. —Wedge-Antitties

40. Frank Sinatra

My mom is good friends with an elderly woman who dated Frank Sinatra in high school, I heard he was a real jerk. —primordialrain

41. Eminem

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My dad went to the same elementary as Eminem when he lived in Warren, Michigan. He says he was really quiet but he never got to know him because they were in different grades. —lavey123

42. Taylor Lautner

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My friend went to high school with Taylor Lautner (my past celebrity crush). He was a couple years above her. She heard he seemed full of himself/maybe a bit douchey. —mollypaget

43. Axl Rose

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My dad went to school with Axl Rose, whose name was Bill Bailey (sp) if I recall correctly. I guess by proxy he would’ve known Izzy as well, but I never got the chance to ask him. He told me he was good friends with him, and that he seemed to have a crappy environment in his house in general.

They also had a head-first collision in the playground once. —Holsety

44. Sacha Baron Cohen

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My dad knew Sacha Baron Cohen from college, apparently he was a bit of a weird guy and didn’t have that many friends but still thought of himself as a bit of a joker. —alexmcpad1827

45. Steve Martin

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My Aunt went to school with Steve Martin. She said she didn’t know him very well but she remembers of when he ran for school president, the day of elections he got massive pairs of panties that said “Vote for Steve” and hung them up all around the school. —mcbranch

46. Tom Green

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One of my high school teachers went to school with Tom Green. She said she didn’t really hang out with him much because he was always doing such crazy shit. One week when his parents were away, he repainted the outside of his house plaid. —jnkiejim TC mark

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