I’m very excited for the Oscars this Sunday — I am a sucker for an awards show, especially during years when I like a lot of the nominated films and actors. For example, I love Mark Ruffalo, who is nominated for one of my favorite movies of the year, “The Kids Are Alright.” And I love him even more now that I know we both were brace-faces. And are those rubber bands I see? Sigh. Check out more hilarious photos of Oscar nominees before they were stars, including a shy James Franco and Jeremy Renner with a radical flattop, here.