Here's What RDJ, Chris Evans, And 29 More Marvel Actors Looked Like When They Were Kids

Even the Avengers have embarrassing yearbook photos. :p

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1. Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man)

RDJ in his first movie role when he was just five years old (below, left) and sometime in the '70s (right).

RDJ's yearbook photo from junior year at Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California (below).

2. Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America)

More photos from Chris Evans' childhood (check out that adorable bowl cut!): 

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Evans' yearbook photos from the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts. 

Chris Evans' iconic yearbook quote deserves its own segment imo:

3. Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow)

Below, clockwise from top-left: Scarlett Johansson in a yearbook photo, a family photo from childhood, in her first movie role as Laura Nelson in North, and a teenaged ScarJo. 

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4. Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton / Hawkeye)

Some baby pictures the actor himself posted on Instagram: 

Renner's yearbook photos throughout the years and funky prom looks: 

5. Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Below: Itty-bitty Chris Hemsworth in the middle with his dad and older brother Luke (left), and with younger brother Liam (right)

Chris Hemsworth in his first role as King Arthur when he was 19 in 2002 Australian TV series Guinevere Jones

Chris Hemsworth in 'Guinevere Jones' (2002).

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6. Mark Ruffalo (Dr. Bruce Banner / Hulk)

Yearbook pics from Mark Ruffalo's time at Virginia Beach Junior High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia:

A throwback pic posted by Mark Ruffalo that reminded everyone of To All the Boys I Loved Before star Noah Centineo: 

7. Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts)

Gwyneth Paltrow in senior year at Spence School, New York in 1990:

8. Paul Bettany (JARVIS / Vision)

9. Don Cheadle (James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine)

10. Brie Larson (Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel)

In 1998, Brie Larson starred in a sketch about a "Roadkill Easy Bake Oven" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 

Image via E! Online

She also played one of the snobby teen girls in 2004 rom-com 13 Going On 30 (which also starred Mark Ruffalo): 

Image via E! Online

11. Tom Hiddleston (Loki)

Tom Hiddleston's House Captain portrait at Eton: 

Image via Geeks On Coffee

12. Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier)

More photos from Sebastian Stan's childhood: 

Sebastian Stan's yearbook photos:

13. Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson / Falcon)

14. Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa / Black Panther)

15. Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star-Lord)

A throwback pic Chris Pratt posted on Instagram, where he likened himself to Chucky:

Chris Pratt's yearbook photos from Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington:

16. Zoe Saldana (Gamora)

Zoe Saldana in 1997 at Newtown High School in Elmhurst, New York:

17. Dave Bautista (Drax)

Dave Bautista and his sister Donna:

18. Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon)

21. Pom Klementieff (Mantis)

More childhood photos Pom Klementieff posted on her Instagram: 

22. Paul Rudd (Scott Lang / Ant-Man)

Further proof that Paul Rudd doesn't age:

23. Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne / The Wasp)

24. Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange)

Baby Benedict Cumberbatch with his parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham:

Image via Mirror UK

More photos from Benedict Cumberbatch's schooling years: 

25. Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch)

Elizabeth Olsen's yearbook photos:

26. Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man)

More photos of itty-bitsy spiderling Tom Holland: 

There are way too many cute photos of bby!Tom Holland so of course we had to include more: 

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Tom Holland in his big-screen debut opposite Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor in the 2012 film The Impossible:

27. Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)

28. Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill)

29. Josh Brolin (Thanos)

[BONUS] 30. Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger / N'Jadaka)

Michael B. Jordan's yearbook photo:

Image via ScreenRant

[BONUS] 31. Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster)

A throwback photo posted by Jeff Goldblum on Instagram: 

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