15. Bill Gates
He would eventually trade each nose freckle for billions of dollars.
14. Ben Stiller
Derek Zoolander would be embarrassed about having a giant Jew-fro in high school.
13. Steve Buscemi
The man who would eventually become the creepy old guy in Ghost World only looked somewhat-creepy in these days.
12. Natalie Portman
Her yearbook photo is... not too different than... now
11. Dan Aykroyd
Dan’s a huge geek for UFOs and ghosts, but there’s nothing supernatural about his really dorky yearbook photo.
10. REM’s Michael Stipe
Andy Kaufman’s biggest fanboy might want to put all copies of this picture on the moon.
Here’s our nerd President back-in-the-day.
8. Steve Wozniak
The “Woz” is a co-founder of Apple, along with Steve Jobs. Here’s a picture of the two partners together in their geeky teens.
7. Kelsey Grammer
Before the smartypants actor gave life to geeks Frasier Crane and X-Men’s The Beast, he… played football?
6. Jon Stewart
Acknowledging the second Jew-fro on the list.
5. Shia LaBeouf
…and now he stars in The Transformers movies! So there you go.
4. George Lucas
This yearbook photo was the inspiration for Yoda’s ears. I know it!
3. Stephen Colbert
He commands a massive internet army, stars in the Tek Jansen comic books, and — what comedian didn’t have a fro in school?
Climate change, “inventing the internet,” guest starring in multiple episodes of Futurama: this kid’s got a long, geeky future ahead of him.
1. Tina Fey
After seeing this photo, I lizzed.