Teen Celebrities From The 80’s That Went From Awkward To Awesome

That awkward period in life when we transition from kid to adult is pretty much the most uncomfortable stage that everyone wishes they could just skip past.

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You know what I’m talking about – your limbs are too long, your voice cracks, and you have no idea how to dress yourself. If you grew up in the 80’s, it was even worse.

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It’s the phase in our lives we all wish we had a stylist for, but, even a stylist couldn’t save these celebrities from their awkward teen photos. From random to fruit to uncomfortable cats, these celebrities had as much awkwardness in their teens as the rest of us.

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Michael J. Fox and this awkward cat

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

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They both look like they’re ready for it to be over, like now.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

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Today, Michael doesn’t need a cute cat to show his softer side. He’s raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease with the release of the NIKE MAGs.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

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Johnny Depp with awkward turtleneck and adorable spaniel

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

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Why did they insist on pairing our teen heartthrobs with baby animals? Wasn’t one cutie enough?

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

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Depp recently divorced from his second wife, Amber Heard.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

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Young Winona Ryder and this awkward hair cut.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

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We’ve all been there Winona

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

With the success of her new role in Netflix thriller Stranger Things, many are calling this Winona’s comeback.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

That slightly awkward, but totally adorable, time Robert Downey Jr. posed with a kitten

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

Sure, a little awakward, but more sweet.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

After struggling for years with substance abuse, Robert is better than ever and still inspiring millions as Iron Man.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

That one time when Rob Lowe posed bare-chested with a bowl of fruit

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

What does this picture need? Yes, more fruit.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

All grown up and posing with a bottle of Jack. Lowe now stars in Code Black, a new CBS medical drama.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

That time Tom Cruise didn’t have a neck.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

An unfortunate combination of a bad angle and an awkward pose left young Tom Cruise without a neck.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

Unfortunate camera angles aside, Cruise reprises the lead role in upcoming Jack Reacher sequal: Never Go Back.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

We’ve all got a photo like this one of Matthew Broderick making THAT face.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

No one wanted their picture taken during the awkward phase.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

Matthew has returned to the stage in the recent Manhattan theater production of ‘Shining City’. The New York Times called reviewed his performance as “comfortably uncomfortable.”

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

That time we all wore awkward sweaters.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

See? Even a Sex in The City fashion icon goes through an awkward stage…

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

Sarah Jessica Parker stars in HBO’s newest drama, Divorce. It’s hard to watch, but we’ll watch it to see her.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

That time when crop-tops weren’t just for women…

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

Did the stylist purposefully cut his shirt, or did it come that way?

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

Much better, Kevin Bacon.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

In the case of Neil Patrick Harris, awkward is just adorable.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

As a kid in the 80’s, we couldn’t help what our parents/stylists picked out for us, and let’s be honest, there wasn’t much choice when it came to glasses for kids.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

The days of Doogie Howser are long behind him. Now he’s suited up and on Dad duty to adorable twins, Harper and Gideon.

Teen Celebrities From The 80's That Went From Awkward To Awesome

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Emma C
Freelance Writer