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September 29, 2016

Unfortunately, hair and makeup can only do so much.

We all go through it at some point, but for these stars, their awkward James Woods phase was captured by cameras for all the world to see and, unfortunately, hair and makeup can only do so much.

Justin Timberlake

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While young co-stars like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling used their time on The Mickey Mouse Club to launch solo stardom, Timberlake would need the assistance of his friends in NSYNC to help make up for the damage done after awkwardly having James Woods face during the entirety of his only two seasons on the show.

The Olsen Twins

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After Full House went off the air, the Olsen Twins went on to launch a billion dollar business by simply being cute teens, despite Ashley looking exactly like James Woods for approximately six months in the spring of ‘97.

Conan O'Brien


In the early days of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Conan not only struggled with low ratings and the constant uncertainty of short-term contracts, but also the face of movie star James Woods.

Estelle Getty

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Did you know, despite playing the oldest of the four Golden Girls on screen, Estelle Getty was actually the youngest of the four women in real life and also for two seasons she looked exactly like TV’s Shark.

Rider Strong

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One minute you’re a teen heartthrob on the the cover of Bop, the next minute you look like Security Guard #2 from a 2009 episode of iCarly (James Woods).

Kim Cattrall

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I’ve heard of Sex and The City, but Sex and The City star Kim Cattrall all of a sudden looking like James Woods? Sure, that’s normal. (No seriously, it happened!)

James Van Der Beek

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Each of the four main Dawson’s Creek kids went through their awkward James Woods phase at some point during the show’s six-season run, but it was Van Der Beek who did it first and most memorably, even the actor James Woods said so.

Matt Stone

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When South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone showed up to the 2000 Oscars high on acid and wearing dresses, we assumed it was assumed it was ‘cause of all the acid they were on, but it wasn’t until a 2014 interview with PerezHilton.com that we learned it was because Stone was in the midst of his James Woods phase and was uncomfortable walking the red carpet as his normal self.

Ringo Starr

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People will tell you differently, but when the Beatles announced they would stop touring in 1966, it was because of the whole, James Woods face thing. Trust us.

The Guy Who Played Wilson on ‘Home Improvement’


Because you couldn’t see his whole face, it’s tough to determine just how long Wilson’s James Woods phase lasted, but our best guess is that it was over by the time Jonathan Taylor Thomas’s character, Randy, went away to college.

Phoenix Suns Gorilla

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During the 2005-2006 NBA season, the Gorilla wasn’t allowed to go near children because its political opinions made them uncomfortable.