by Joel Hanek
A staple of the cinema scene, the Sundance Film Festival has welcomed celebrities over the span of their careers—from indie child darlings to A-list award winners. Dusting off the old Sundance yearbooks, we’ve assembled some of the most adorable photos of our favorite celebs before they were the megastars they are today.
What are the chances that Ryan still has that shirt? (2003)
And because you can’t have enough vintage Gosling, here’s Ryan proving he’s the only man that can make denim timeless.
Always a true lady, Reese Witherspoon smiles to the camera after someone shoved her in the snow. (2003)
Kristen Stewart was rocking punk-rock chic even at 13 years old. (2004)
I have no idea what that product is, but I’ve never seen Josh Hutcherson happier. Bonus points for supporting the Hulk, pre-“Avengers”! (2010)
Apparently nothing makes the stars of “The Hunger Games” happier than holding up random products, but here’s Jennifer Lawrence keen to support the G-Men. (2010)
Before she was Mrs. Reynolds—and before she was even on “Gossip Girl”—a 19-year-old Blake Lively is enthused to be at the party. (2006)
Continuing the “When I Was 19” series, Joseph Gordon-Levitt drops into Park City practicing his signature look, the “squinty eyes.” (2001)
Proof that the Fanning girls all carry the adorable gene. (2007)
It’s hard to imagine, but here’s proof that at one time “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere was even tinier and more adorable. (2003)
The one time that Shia LaBeouf smiled—but who wouldn’t hanging with Robert Downey Jr.? (2006)
Despite his best efforts, Joshua Jackson remains adorable (2002)
This is what Jake Gyllenhaal looked like when he was about Taylor Swift’s age. (2001)