Well, we can all agree that the actors from the 80s and 90s had their style and their way to make their presence known. But we can not disagree that these people forgot their trend. Ahead, reminisce on 10 dreamboats from your teenage years, whether you were the ’80s, ’90s, or early aughts kid.
1.THEN: JONATHAN BENNETT
Jonathan Bennett’s boy-next-door vibe as Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls. The role was his big break in Hollywood!
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Since then, Bennett has been featured in some of your favourite Christmas romance movies on the Hallmark channel and reprised his role as Samuels in Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” music video.
2.THEN: SHANE WEST
Shane West had many small TV roles, but his role as the bad-boy-turned-good-guy Landon West captured our hearts.
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West has since featured in some of your favourite shows like ER, Gotham, and Salem. He and Mandy Moore still have a tight bond too.
3.THEN: CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY
Chad Michael Murray held the early aughts on his back. From One Tree Hill to Gilmore Girls to Freaky Friday to A Cinderella Story he was flawless throughout.
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Murray is still acting! He’s been in numerous TV shows like Marvel’s Agent Carter, FOX’s Star, and, most recently, the CW’s Riverdale.
4.THEN: JESSE METCALFE
Jesse Metcalfe was on the soap opera Passions before taking on the legendary role of John Tucker in the 2006 movie John Tucker Must Die.
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Since then, Metcalfe has featured on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, TNT’s Dallas, the Hallmark Channel’s Chesapeake Shores. Has he aged a day? I think no.
5.THEN: JESSE BRADFORD
Jesse Bradford’s role as Cliff in Bring It On is one of the best teen movies of all time, and low-key someone we wish we could meet now!
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As he was Torrance Shipman’s biggest fan, you’ve possibly seen Bradford on The West Wing, Guys With Kids, or talking about how much he loved playing Cliff.
6.THEN: MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR
Saved by the Bell would be nothing without Mark-Paul Gosselaar. The impression of someone else ending up with Kelly Kapowski sends trembles my spine.
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Don’t worry, Gosselaar is still doing the TV thing in shows like Mixed-ish, Franklin & Bash, and most newly, the Saved by the Bell reboot.
7.THEN: MATT DILLON
Matt Dillion’s portrayal of Dallas Winston in the 1983 film was swoon-worthy.
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Dillon went on to star in many more acclaimed films…such as the comedy There’s Something About Mary and the horror flick The House That Jack Built.
8.THEN: MILO VENTIMIGLIA
Jess Mariano in Gilmore Girls! Peter Petrelli in Heroes! Chris Pierce in American Dreams! Milo Ventimiglia was everywhere in the ’00s and was amazing as hell.
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Even today and Ventimiglia is still on our screens in hit shows like This Is Us to movies such as Second Act, Creed II, and The Art of Racing In the Rain.
9.THEN: CORBIN BLEU
Sure, people were shocked over Troy Bolton in High School Musical when it dropped, but those with refined taste knew the real deal was Mr Chad Danforth.
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Post HSM, Bleu featured in other shows and movies you loved like Discovery Channel’s Flight 29 Down and the Disney Channel original movie Jump In!
10.THEN: SEAN FARIS
The intention of a high school soaring junior who looks like Sean Faris circa 2004 having a crush on you when you were going to be a freshman in high school is next-level insane! But we loved it in the movie Sleepover.
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Faris later featured, and caused some major drama, in Pretty Little Liars as Gabriel Holbrook.