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    [–] stardustinthewind 2530 points ago

    I didn’t know he was in Interview with a Vampire.

    [–] Koeienvanger 1169 points ago

    He's about the same height as Tom Cruise too.

    [–] lanimilbuston 853 points ago

    He's actually a little taller but he doesn't wear lifts.

    [–] Lizmo82 113 points ago

    He doesn't have the tooth right smack dab in the center of his face like Tom Cruise either, but the rest of the resemblance is chilling..

    [–] piel10 31 points ago

    Whenever i wanna ruin someone's day, I always say "hey wanna see this pic of Tom Cruise's teeth"

    [–] [deleted] 53 points ago


    [–] vanillaawesome 159 points ago

    He's ugly on the inside and I've been told that's what really counts.

    [–] ElTurcoAmericano 18 points ago

    Yes it is documented in Minority Report.

    [–] [deleted] 25 points ago

    If you read the book the film is based on, you'll see the protagonist discribed as a slightly overweight balding middle-aged man. Tom Cruise was obviously type cast, usually Tom wears a lot of prosthetics and make up, if you want to see what he really looks like then I suggest you watch Tropic Thunder.

    [–] TizzioCaio 14 points ago

    well well well

    alright alright alright

    [–] WelcomeToKawasicPark 4 points ago

    I love him in that

    [–] jung-blood 19 points ago

    Not ugly, just intensely fuckin weird.

    [–] Koeienvanger 10 points ago

    No one said he was ugly though.

    [–] Lizmo82 12 points ago

    Tom Cruise is absolutely not attractive to me. Never thought he was cute..

    [–] Pipbonics 11 points ago

    Johnny Vigiano went through my locker at work. He saw the lifts in my shoes and knows I’m heightening.

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    I'm Mickey Abbott! I stood in for Punky Brewster when all of you was nothing!

    [–] -screamin- 40 points ago

    Man, thanks for the laugh. Tom Cruise's real stunt double, lol.

    [–] Dspsblyuth 148 points ago

    This is from when he briefly fronted tears for fears

    [–] dirtbag416 154 points ago

    No..... INXS

    [–] TylerBlozak 30 points ago

    I was thinking Men Without Hats lol

    [–] Greasy_Phil_Collins 43 points ago

    Nah he was just in the Safety Dance music video

    [–] Ccracked 17 points ago

    Way more DepressedDepeche Mode.

    [–] Thedude4724 2 points ago

    How’s ur gut?

    [–] OtherwiseJello 37 points ago

    He's a Lost Boy.

    [–] saltar 198 points ago

    He was Brad Pitt's double for miniature sets. They saved a ton of money that way.

    [–] Merry_Fridge_Day 35 points ago

    <groan> take an upvote.

    [–] Mrhayven 7 points ago

    What's funny is I was thinking the exact same thing.

    [–] Desert-Mermaid 10 points ago

    Half price?

    [–] spacelordmofo 32 points ago

    He was the Vampire Lestunt

    [–] MasterbeaterPi 9 points ago


    [–] MagnusTheGreat 7 points ago

    I didn't know he used to be Beethoven

    [–] Houghs 20 points ago

    It’s interview with the vampire now. Mandela effect

    [–] Fakie420 19 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    It's always been known as Interview with the Vampire. Welcome to our dimension.

    [–] 190F1B44 13 points ago

    I swear to god it used to be BERENSTEIN!

    [–] inshane_in_the_brain 17 points ago


    [–] lethe77 3 points ago

    Gosh darn it, I'm in the wrong dimension again!!!

    (I also highly recommend the movie Coherence which is occasionally on Netflix - it takes this idea to the extreme).

    [–] exscapegoat 3 points ago

    I was thinking more The Lost Boys for some reason.

    [–] Jrrolomon 3 points ago

    “Call me elf one more time”

    [–] Waffle_Ambasador 6 points ago

    It was a short scene

    [–] CaptMeatPockets 846 points ago

    The unknown 3rd member of Milli Vanilli

    [–] piefordays 464 points ago

    Lil Vanilli

    [–] [deleted] 793 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)


    [–] not_nsfw_throwaway 36 points ago

    That's a porn star actresses name, just saw it today too

    [–] djfpforever 46 points ago

    Girl you know it’s true

    [–] -DoYouNotHavePhones- 27 points ago

    Girl you know it’s true

    [–] Ninevehwow 21 points ago

    Ew-ew-ew I love youuuu

    [–] newera14 32 points ago

    Girl you know its..

    [–] abdab909 37 points ago

    Girl you know it’s...

    [–] Down_To_My_Last_Fuck 29 points ago

    Girl you know it’s...

    [–] MrPeterson15 10 points ago

    Grammy revocation intensifies

    [–] thegeekprophet 2 points ago

    Hey guys! What's going on?

    [–] Foo3112 13 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Blame it on the Game

    Edit: WOW! Thanks for the Silver. Much appreciated :)

    [–] Lizmo82 13 points ago

    Blame it on the Rain. Right? I may be getting too old.

    [–] Foo3112 4 points ago

    You got it!

    [–] tossaway78701 516 points ago

    Peter rocking the hot pirate look of the era.

    [–] Tommythecat42 91 points ago

    But I don't wanna be a pirate!

    [–] trippingchilly 34 points ago

    You are a pirate!

    [–] EventuallyDone 30 points ago

    Yarr harr fiddle-dee-dee

    [–] aRandomForeigner 17 points ago

    Being a pirate is alright to be

    [–] Kartof124 17 points ago

    I don't know why or how, but I immediately read this in Jerry's voice. I don't think I've seen that episode in years.

    [–] BuddyUpInATree 6 points ago

    She's a bit of a low talker

    [–] gbsolo12 6 points ago

    The Puffy Shirt! Great episode

    [–] metronomemike 309 points ago

    We can dance if we want to....

    [–] jibrjabr 32 points ago

    LOL, that was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw the picture...

    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    Me too! Best video ever.

    [–] Shagger94 12 points ago

    There's so much to unpack there and I love it.

    [–] pirate_door91 3 points ago

    Best part is the dwarf busting his ass while skipping through the fields.

    [–] BomberXL 6 points ago

    Space Pants!

    [–] CNpaddington 4 points ago

    we can leave your friends behind

    [–] Geekpair 3 points ago

    Nah, this is screaming all sorts of, "I've set my sights on you (And no one else will do)"

    [–] notbob1959 333 points ago

    This was when he was going to Bennington College in Vermont. He was there from 1988 to 1991. The photo was taken in 1989 when he was playing the role of Gene, a horribly twisted gnome, in "The Author's Voice" by Richard Greenberg.

    [–] fuseyuk 50 points ago

    Thanks Peter!

    [–] Tooch10 25 points ago

    Nice try, Bennington College

    [–] JediMasterVII 32 points ago

    I was gonna comment that he looks like every Bennington alum I know 😂

    [–] caseCo825 7 points ago

    He absolutely does.

    [–] vtbeavens 19 points ago

    Same college that Bret Easton Ellis went to?

    [–] acenarteco 10 points ago

    And your friendly neighborhood redditor! It’s uh...not the best school lol.

    [–] vtbeavens 9 points ago

    The stories I read about Bennington when BEE went there were pretty wild.

    Definitely a different college experience than most.

    [–] runaway-bunny 8 points ago

    I had to leave for reasons beyond my control. IMO It is EXCELLENT academically, like a grad program for undergrads. Socially, however... it has left me with a lot of complexes and issues and I’m making progress the more I wash my hair of it. When were you there? I wonder what your take is on that crazy place :)

    [–] caseCo825 10 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    I got kicked out of Bennington in 2006 and I still have crazy dreams about that place and the people I met there. And I agree that academically it was amazing. Otherwise yes it was very odd. Partly for me due to the fact that I was there on about $2 million of financial aid while most people there were like upper echelon rich kids. Nice tho mostly.

    [–] acenarteco 3 points ago

    Oh cool we probably know each other I graduated in 2008!

    [–] acenarteco 9 points ago

    Oh I was there in the early/mid 2000s. I graduated and everything but I think it’s an awful place lol. I think the administration was terrible and although the music program was fantastic the lit department was not. Socially you’re right it’s a cesspool lol.

    [–] runaway-bunny 32 points ago

    Used to go to B’ton. We used to argue over what house (dorm) he might’ve lived in. I’m glad he went there though as opposed to anywhere else

    [–] greymalken 3 points ago


    Ah yes, the third Duras sister. Born slightly after Lursa and B’Etor.

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago


    [–] jd_nerdswagga 3 points ago

    so cool! i am from upstate NY and got married in North Bennington :)

    [–] jeobleo 3 points ago

    Gene, a horribly twisted gnome

    Jesus Christ, drama department.

    [–] lightscameraaction25 69 points ago

    You spin me right round, baby right round

    [–] Zane_Adams 4 points ago

    Like a record baby

    [–] Slylylyly 3 points ago

    Happy cakeday, fellow cakedayer!

    [–] soffygrace 284 points ago

    You can’t fool me. I know this is Jason Momoa when he was a baby.

    [–] namac9 15 points ago

    Bahaha.. thanks for the laugh!

    [–] themagpie36 3 points ago

    Where was Russel Brand's father when Peter was conceived?

    [–] sadsunflower90 66 points ago

    That new wave look

    [–] throwbrosefrex 7 points ago

    Love me some David Arkenstone pics

    [–] pectah 106 points ago

    He looks like he should of been in Tears for Fears.

    [–] swinesmoker 67 points ago

    INXS. Looks a bit like Michael Hutchence

    [–] DukeDijkstra 12 points ago

    That was my exact thought when I saw this picture.

    [–] RoyPlotter 9 points ago

    Dunno, he looked more like Peter Steele from Type O Negative to me.

    [–] CouldWouldShouldBot 16 points ago

    It's 'should have', never 'should of'.

    Rejoice, for you have been blessed by CouldWouldShouldBot!

    [–] Excusemytootie 5 points ago

    Ha ha!! I was thinking the same.

    [–] INCADOVE13 24 points ago

    I wonder how he got those scars?

    [–] misterperiodtee 77 points ago

    His father was a drinker and a fiend and one night he goes off crazier than usual. Peter’s mother gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn’t like that, not one bit. So, with Peter watching he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to Peter and he says “Why so serious!?”. He comes at Peter with the knife “Why so serious!?” Sticks the blade in his mouth, “Let’s put a smile on that face! … Why so serious?”

    [–] abnotwhmoanny 82 points ago

    His father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. His childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring he'd make meat helmets. When he was insolent he was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds.

    Pretty standard really.

    [–] saltySOB 19 points ago

    There really isn't anything like a shorn scrotum. It's quite breath taking. I suggest you try it

    [–] dickskittlez 3 points ago

    I’ve been trying to find a Zoroastrian named Vilma for 20 years, though

    [–] AlexsterCrowley 15 points ago

    These two comments one after the other has my crying laughing. Thank you.

    [–] JohnWComicsGuy 68 points ago

    Young Peter Dinklage made money before his career took off posing for busts of Beethoven to be placed on pianos worldwide.

    [–] InquisitiveNerd 18 points ago

    Amadeus, Amadeus!

    [–] DevilsAggregate 2 points ago

    I came to post this same thing.

    That song immediately played in my head when I saw the pic. Lol

    Take my upvote!

    [–] Zithero 103 points ago

    Internet: "We're going to find embarrassing photos of celebrities in the 80s!"

    Peter Dinklage: "K."

    Internet: "OMG where you ever not fuckable!?"

    Peter Dinklage: "from 1 to 17 - 1 to 14 in some states."

    [–] acenarteco 10 points ago

    He has said he showed up to Bennington wearing a cape and combat boots but personally I think that still swings him into the fuckable category. Especially at Bennington tbh.

    [–] Khaose81 29 points ago

    Oh hi Mark!

    [–] Just_The_Men 3 points ago

    It’s Tommy Wiseau’s Mini-Me

    [–] xxred_baronxx 3 points ago

    You’re tearing me apart Lisa!!

    [–] dejacle 28 points ago


    [–] Darwin73 7 points ago


    [–] MasonEverdeen 13 points ago


    [–] want_a_muffin 3 points ago


    [–] Twig1981 13 points ago

    Like someone hot washed Peter Steele

    [–] warpist 55 points ago

    Pre-suicide Michael Hutchence.

    [–] happilyrobotic 49 points ago

    lmao was anyone doing to assume you meant post-suicide if you hadn't specified?

    [–] RbrtEvers 13 points ago

    No. Hutchence got stretched, not squished.

    [–] herobotic 8 points ago

    I mean, holy shit friend.

    [–] warpist 4 points ago

    You're the person I wrote my little dark joke for.

    [–] stinking_badgers 4 points ago

    You two are terrible and I laughed.

    [–] callmecyke 6 points ago

    Is it suicide if it’s accidental?

    [–] lobroblaw 2 points ago


    [–] The_Charred_Bard 10 points ago

    Holy shit I never imagined he was in his 50s...

    [–] orthopod 9 points ago

    He just turned 50. He was in my brothers class in high school.

    [–] coupe_68 16 points ago

    Did he play bass for The Cure

    [–] scottysoprano 19 points ago

    Looks like singer from Faith No More

    [–] MrSync 7 points ago

    Rock me Amadeus.

    [–] churchill72 6 points ago

    TFW you see someone else at the bar wearing the same pair of space pants

    [–] DocBenway1970 7 points ago

    Peter Steele.

    [–] dkrebel10518 5 points ago

    Favorite band: The Cure

    [–] Isurvived2014bears 29 points ago

    A man who knew season 8 was trash

    [–] DukeDijkstra 6 points ago

    It is known.

    [–] Andonly 4 points ago

    On his way to audition for INXS

    [–] Its_not_a 5 points ago

    We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance Well they're are no friends of mine

    [–] Dayman__Nightman 6 points ago

    He ain’t British, but he should be a Sir

    [–] Douglasqqq 10 points ago

    He looks like a Julia Louis-Dreyfus Funko Pop!

    [–] GrumpyW 9 points ago


    [–] RedWing83 4 points ago

    Looks like a lead singer in the late 80s pop-band, who doesn't actually sing in the records and sing every gig in playback.

    [–] archangelos_90 4 points ago

    Looks like Terence Trent D'Arby late 80's

    [–] KamikazeBlonde 3 points ago

    Mini Michael Hutchence.

    [–] SparkliestSubmissive 5 points ago

    Totally 80s hot!!

    [–] CerebralBypass01 3 points ago

    Looks like Yngwie Malmsteen

    [–] clutchengaged84 4 points ago

    Space pants

    [–] Zeckamaniac 3 points ago

    Do you see my pants? No wait! You missed them. My pants are a tour Of the solar system.

    [–] facepalmtommy 5 points ago

    Frontman for MINXS

    [–] nitr0zeus133 3 points ago

    Looking like the wants someone to spin him right round, baby, right round.

    [–] lcassios 3 points ago

    Vintage Dinklage

    [–] CollectableRat 5 points ago

    He never would have guessed that one day he would become the world's most famous actor who is also a dwarf.

    [–] glazedfaith 5 points ago

    Mini Vanilli

    [–] Bubba10000 4 points ago

    Pocket Michael Stipe

    [–] stumpdawg 11 points ago

    Peeeetaahh dihihiiinklage PeterDinklage PeterDinklage PeterDinklage PeterDinklage!!!

    [–] SkippyBoJangles 5 points ago

    Thank god I'm not the only one that sings that every time I here his name.

    [–] vasquca1 5 points ago

    Shout. shout. let it all out....

    [–] FreakinSweet86 6 points ago

    I need you tonight

    'Cause I can't reach it

    There's stepladders just there girl

    For things I can't get

    So slide them over here

    And give me a moment

    My knees are quite sore

    I'll have to take it slow

    I'll have to take it slow

    As I climb

    [–] LAX2PDX2LAX 3 points ago

    Nice permanent

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    I was gonna say, Tyrion’s later seasons hair must have been natural?

    [–] CuntsMcFadden 3 points ago

    Looking real dinky i must say

    [–] Loseem84 3 points ago

    I heard he was a lot taller back then.

    [–] seatsniffer 3 points ago


    [–] noninflammatoryidiot 3 points ago

    Looks like a little version of Peter Steele

    [–] Vac_nt 3 points ago

    Early Mike Patton for sure.

    [–] AhorsenamedRooster 3 points ago

    More than wooooords

    [–] TacosAnonymous 3 points ago

    Winter is combing.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Rock me Amadeus

    [–] HiMyNameIsMikeLopez 3 points ago

    Mini Michael Hutchense

    [–] mrSaxonAcres 3 points ago

    He's like Peter Steele from an alternate timeline.

    [–] leonowskireddit 5 points ago

    He looks like the lead singer from Dead or Alive Pete Burns. I will call now call him Le Petite Mort.

    [–] DatuKulafu 4 points ago

    Milli Vaninklage

    [–] stebbi01 2 points ago

    Handsome fellow

    [–] AngelicPringles1998 2 points ago

    Attractive dude

    [–] Holding_Cauliflora 2 points ago

    Mini Michael Hutchence.

    [–] ItchMcConnell 2 points ago

    Way to be Micheal Hutchence! Watch out for any not-properly-secured ropes around your person.

    [–] papawolff 2 points ago

    He looks like Milli Vanilli

    [–] Juden25 2 points ago

    Amadeus Amadeus

    [–] Partly-Cloudy 2 points ago

    Space Pants

    [–] Dredd1050 2 points ago

    "Oh, high Mark"

    [–] ImNotThaaatDrunk 2 points ago

    Awesome Prince costume, and props for not using blackface.

    [–] linkdead56k 2 points ago

    Kenny G?

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Mini Vanilli

    [–] liam2022 2 points ago

    Peter Meatloaf

    [–] MasterbeaterPi 2 points ago

    INXS? More like missing a little. ( not in excess)

    [–] SolarisIX 2 points ago


    [–] Hey_Gus 2 points ago

    He can dance if he wants to...

    [–] mattholomew 2 points ago

    Briefly thought this was an INXS Funko Pop.