1980s Celebrities by Picture #2

Guess the names of these mostly-American celebrities from the 1980s.
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Last updated: June 22, 2022
First submittedNovember 19, 2016
Times taken38,470
Average score62.5%
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Level 82
Nov 19, 2016
There were no celebrity soccer players in the U.S. in the 1980's (except perhaps if they stopped in to shop or visit friends). Way to throw a bone to the rest of the world.
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Level 62
Nov 15, 2020
George Best, Franz Beckenbauer and Johann Cruyff all played for US football clubs in the 80's.
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Level 65
Jan 12, 2022
And no one knows who any of those people are (at least in the USA)
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Level 90
Jul 21, 2022
I, currently living in the USA, know who 2 of the 3 are. Though in the 80s I only knew one of them.
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Level 37
Sep 19, 2022
Football is soccer in the USA and had no following in the 80e lol!
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Level 87
Dec 29, 2020
In the '80s? You mean there has been a celebrity soccer player in the U.S. at some point?
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Level 84
Feb 28, 2022
Pele, Beckham, Donovan, Solo, Hamm, Rapinoe... that's about it.
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Level 37
Sep 19, 2022
Pelé is not from the USA.
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Level 84
Sep 20, 2022
I didn't say he was. You don't have to be from somewhere to be famous there. Beckham is also not from the USA.
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Level 76
Jul 1, 2022
When did the USA ever have a monopoly on celebrity?
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Level 37
Sep 19, 2022
Never they just think they do. Nothing exists outside their consumerist bubble.
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Level 84
Sep 20, 2022
jesus. Speaking of projection...
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Level 54
Sep 24, 2022
It's not that the U.S. has a monopoly on celebrity, it's just that if you want to be a celebrity, the spot to do it is the U.S., that's why even if they were not born in the U.S., their biggest fame comes from getting there.

The Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne, Liam Neeson, Sean Connery, and the list goes on and on, not from the U.S., but very few people would even know who they were if they didn't become famous there.

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Level 82
Nov 21, 2016
So glad you accepted 'Herman'
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Level 82
Nov 21, 2016
Very interesting quiz!
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Level 54
Dec 29, 2016
100% with 3:03 left.......... too much time on my hands in the 80's
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Level 38
Jan 20, 2017
Kim Basinger is sooooooooooooo beautiful!
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Level 74
Oct 7, 2017
*Was.
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Level 73
Oct 8, 2017
Have you seen her lately? LadyMary was right to say "is".
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Level 84
Oct 8, 2017
Have seen her lately. Have to side with Yanni.
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Level 63
Aug 2, 2018
I must say she aged gracefully. Then came the plastic surgery.
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Level 67
Oct 25, 2018
The plastic surgeon that agreed to work on her should lose their medical license and be thrown in jail for malpractice and gross negligence.
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2018
She's an actor not a model so I'm not sure what the relevance of all these comments about her appearance are. Time to leave your 1980s attitudes behind boys
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Level 65
Oct 25, 2018
The plastic surgery has taken away what made her recognizable as "her". I will never understand the obsession with this. They always use the excuse that they can't get work unless they stay looking young. That may be part of it, but I think it is more of an addiction for some. It really is a shame. I don't see how looking like a creature from another world is better than growing old gracefully.
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Level 84
Oct 25, 2018
If you were talking about the appearance of men nobody would ever come along and try to say that this was sexist, irrelevant, or "1980s attitudes"
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Level 84
Oct 25, 2018
And before you incorrectly but passionately assert that this doesn't happen, maybe ask yourself how many times you've seen or overheard conversations about Michael Jackson's plastic surgery, Prince Charle's ears, or how sexy Tom Cruise or Mel Gibson is or is not.
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Level 65
Sep 19, 2022
After 'Baysinger' was not accepted, I tried Hannah. Then tried it again with the 'y' incredulously, then the spelling finally came to me.
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Level 37
Sep 19, 2022
I think she has a long face like a horse. Never thought she was pretty. Good makeup though but not a true beauty.
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Level 84
Sep 20, 2022
Your account says it's 2 months old. Are you gunning to becoming the most obnoxious user on the site in record time?
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Level 60
Mar 18, 2017
thought Julia was Princess Diana
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Level 61
Oct 7, 2017
OMG I thought River Phoenix was Nicole Kidman!
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Level 54
Oct 10, 2017
Never heard of Paul Reubens
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Level 37
Oct 18, 2017
Paul Reubens is PeeWee Herman. I never heard of the sports guy.
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2018
Who is PeeWee Herman?
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Level 77
Oct 25, 2018
He hosted Pee Wee's Playhouse, a children's show in the US, then got arrested on a porn charge in an adult theater.
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Level 80
Nov 28, 2018
Quite ridiculous, from what I read the effect on his work was worse than after Polanski's arrest, while Reubens was doing the same as most of the porn theatre audience (in Europe).
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Level 40
Sep 19, 2022
@ander217

He looks terrifying, how can kids have liked him?!

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Level 37
Sep 19, 2022
No kids liked him we thought he was an annoying weirdo. Maybe insulated weird nerdy kids but he gave off a pedo vibe like Mr. Rogers to me
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Level 71
Oct 10, 2017
Don't know Reubens or Smits, I suppose Maradona is famous for cheating and holding up his 'Hand of God'.
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Level 37
Oct 18, 2017
Jimmy Smits starred in L.A. Law and Dexter. Dexter is the one to watch...several seasons in.
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Level 64
Dec 28, 2017
And West Wing and 24 to name some others. Some major shows.
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Level 90
Aug 1, 2018
And also in several Star Wars movies on the big screen.
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Level 54
Sep 24, 2022
Smits was also on "Pee Wee's playhouse" with Paul Reubens, he played a robot/computer repairman in at least one episode.
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Level 48
Oct 20, 2018
He was also in Sons of Anarchy, I believe he may have been in ER as well or one of the other million hospital shows that were on in the 90's, he was also on one of the more famous soap operas, I have no idea which one it was. Also, just for a funny little tidbit, he was on an episode of Pee Wee's playhouse starring Paul Reubens, Jimmy Smits played a robot repairman in an episode.
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Level 80
Nov 28, 2018
Maradona was one of the best players ever, far from being famous just for cheating (or cocaine).
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Level 87
Aug 25, 2019
The quiz is too Eurocentric. Throwing in a soccer player keeps all the Americans from getting 100%.
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Level 43
Sep 19, 2022
Maradona was Argentinian
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Level 65
Sep 19, 2022
I tried Lou Diamond Phillips for Jimmy Smits. Epic fail.
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Level 69
Jun 15, 2018
I thought Kim Basinger was Darryl Hannah...
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Level 84
Oct 25, 2018
Aww, I miss Leslie Nielsen. Can we bring him back, please?
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Level 65
Oct 25, 2018
Surely you can't be serious.
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Level 61
Oct 25, 2018
I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.
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Level 58
Oct 27, 2018
Lol :-D
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Level 83
Dec 6, 2019
Hey! It's Enrico Palazzo!!!
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Level 59
Aug 18, 2021
I was just watching Risky Business the other day
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Level 37
Sep 20, 2022
Cool! "Just take those ol records off the shelf..."
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Level 64
Aug 15, 2022
I can't see that picture of Tom Cruise as being anyone other than MatPat lmao
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Level 33
Sep 13, 2022
Maradona is probably as well known by our sedentary youth as Bo Jackson.

Rick Robie awarded me my free throw prize - an autographed 'record ' of the Celt's '86 season.

I'm afraid nobody remembers him but me.

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Level 43
Sep 19, 2022
Any other picture of Jimmy Smits, and I may have got him. I don't believe there weren't any better pics of him from the 80s, though I suppose my opinion on his pic here is all subjective.

On a different note: I always forget how gorgeous River Phoenix was.

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Level 67
Sep 19, 2022
i thought that geena davis chick was the sister of al pacino in scarface , no?
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Level 87
Sep 19, 2022
That would be Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. They look similar but they're not quite the same.
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Level 57
Sep 19, 2022
I thought for a second that Paul Reubens was Mr Bean
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Level 37
Sep 20, 2022
Lol!
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Level 57
Sep 20, 2022
Ugh. One wrong - I knew that was Maradona, but I couldn't spell it correctly. I even tried just Diego M, but it obviously wasn't enough. I kept putting two ns in it.
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Level 48
Sep 23, 2022
Easy, got them all in 30 seconds.