From Dud to Stud

Sure, they're sizzling and sexy now – but stars such as Jim Carrey, Ricky Martin and Cuba Gooding Jr. weren't always so hunky. Check them out before they were swoon-worthy, and see just how far they've come.


Since taking up acting in high school (left, in 1985), Radio's Cuba Gooding Jr. has starred in more than 20 films alongside such heavyweights as Jack Nicholson and Halle Berry, and even won an Oscar (for 1996's Jerry Maguire). Adding to his appeal: Offscreen, Gooding (right, in L.A. in March) is a devoted family man to wife Sara and kids Spencer, 9, and Mason, 7.