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Long before he was winning hearts and Emmys as probably the most popular character on Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) was just your average, mulleted '80s high school student.

One awesome Reddit user dug up this photo from Peter's high school yearbook and, well, it's pretty excellent. Honestly, other than the out-of-date 'do, he looks almost exactly the same. Has he aged since he graduated in 1987?

Clearly, this master actor always had a passion for the theater; the quote you can see at the bottom there is from playwright Sam Shepard: “Words are the tools of imagery in motion."

Of course, Peter is far from the only Game of Thrones star to have some notable moments from their past floating around the interwebs. We can never forget that Jerome Flynn (Bronn) was once a pop singer, and, well, this gif of Charles Dance (Tywin) pretty much speaks for itself.

Want more celeb yearbook photos? There are plenty more to enjoy. Hey, even the hot and talented go through an awkward stage!

What do you think of Peter's high school photo? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Reddit

Catch the next episode of Game of Thrones Season 4 on June 8, 2014, at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.