Best known as: My So-Called Life’s Jordan Catalano
Golden era: 1994–1995
Then: Jordan Catalano, who was always closing his eyes like it hurt to look at things (and not because he was totally high), may not have inspired quite so many crushes if he hadn’t been played by blue-eyed Jared Leto. Jordan couldn’t read and slept with Angela’s (Claire Danes) best friend, but gosh he was pretty.
Now: Jared was in Fight Club, American Psycho, and Requiem for a Dream, which we suppose makes up for Urban Legend and Chapter 27. As the lead singer for 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto has made it just as big in the music world. He was also briefly engaged to Cameron Diaz, but his most remarkable achievement is having barely aged over the past 15 years. Seriously, he’s 40? You can live vicariously through him on his blog here.