5 Celebrities Who Have Become Nearly Unrecognizable

Once upon a time, these famous guys were known for their good looks. Would you be able to ID them today?

All people go through changes, but when it happens to celebrities in the spotlight, it’s harder not to notice.

Here are some celeb transformations that have us wondering who we’re looking at:

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke

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Mickey Rourke’s return to boxing in the '90s left him with a need for multiple bouts of facial reconstructive surgery that have subsequently severely altered his appearance. While his surgery choices weren’t purely cosmetic like other celebs (see No. 2), it’s still shocking.
 

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers

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I mean, come on Kenny. At least he came clean about it in his memoir.
 

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

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The Iceman was known for portraying such icons as Jim Morrison and Batman, among others. But lately, Val Kilmer has been looking more like, sorry, The IceCreamMan (we said SORRY). It’s true that people tend to pack on the weight with age, but look at those side-by-side shots. Heartbreaking. Speaking of packing on the pounds…
 

Axl Rose

Axl Rose

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From sinewy rock god to… whatever this is. Woof.

Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan

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You may know Joe Rogan from his stand-up comedy, his affinity for pot or, most likely, from his time spent hosting Fear Factor. If you enjoyed listening to his color commentary while contestants choked down dung beetles, you might be shocked at the transformation Joe has made since the his time on Factor. On his new Syfy show, Joe Rogan Questions Everything, his face may still ring a bell. But before that gig he was a UFC commentator, and since then, Rogan looks more like he belongs inside the ring than out. (Seriously: Check out this pic. He's nearly unrecognizable!)
 

Drew DiSabatino is a Viral Writer for iVillage. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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