Oscars Stars Then & Now
MERYL STREEP: 1979 & NOW
Long before there was an “I Beat Meryl, there was just Meryl, picking up her award for Kramer vs. Kramer.
JENNIFER ANISTON: 2000 & NOW
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and having great hair.” (We’re paraphrasing.) This photo of her at the Vanity Fair party 15 years ago is proof of that.
OPRAH: 1986 & NOW
This was nearly 30 years – and many, many car giveaways – ago.
JOHN TRAVOLTA: 1995 & NOW
In 1995, Travolta was nominated for Best Actor after starring in Pulp Fiction. We guess you could say he’s still getting plenty of recognition these days.
REESE WITHERSPOON: 2002 & NOW
In the early aughts, hadn’t won an Oscar yet (spoiler alert: you’ll get one in four years, girl), but she had plenty to be proud of. She’d taught the world how to bend and snap in Legally Blonde, which was, if you ask us, snubbed.
MELANIE GRIFFITH: 1989 & NOW
Griffith attended the 61st annual Academy Awards with her husband at the time, Don Johnson, just months before welcoming daughter Dakota. Full circle: Griffith attended this year’s show with Dakota.
GWYNETH PALTROW: 1994 & NOW
Sorry, we’re too hung up on the mules wore in the throwback photo to come up with a caption.
NICOLE KIDMAN: 1991 & NOW
Nearly 25 years ago, walked the Oscars red carpet on the arm of her husband at the time, – you know, before she wed in 2006.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON: 2000 & NOW
This was 15 years before made Travolta’s, ahem, acquaintance on the Oscars red carpet.
JARED LETO: 2001 & NOW
Fourteen years later, and we’re still swooning over Leto’s hair.
LAURA DERN: 1996 & NOW
This was before she went Wild with Witherspoon, so we’ll let her matchy-matchy clutch-gown combo go.