Ben Affleck & More Oscar Nominees Then and Now

02/28/2013 at 12:30 PM EST

Oscars: Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Flashback
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Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Matt Damon

Matt Damon

The years may have passed, but the talent remains for Oscar nominees who have been there, done that and continue to look good doing it.

Denzel Washington, Robert De Niro, Helen Hunt, Sally Field, Alan Arkin and Tommy Lee Jones aren't strangers to the Academy Awards – all have taken home Hollywood's ultimate prize. This year, they all took that familiar red carpet walk again – with flair, grace and style.

It's an accomplishment not lost on young Hollywood. When this year's Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway accepted her Oscar, she gave a special shout out to former winners Hunt and Field as well as fellow nominees Jacki Weaver and Amy Adams.

"I look up to you all so much and it's just been an honor," she said in her acceptance speech.



See more photos of Oscar nominees then and now in the new issue of PEOPLE – including a special gallery and photos of Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jamie Foxx (with his all-grown-up daughter Corinne!) in PEOPLE's coverage of the red carpet, parties and more!

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