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Flashback! See the stars on the Oscars red carpet now and then

by Mish Coffey and Zoe Marcus / / Source: TODAY

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Many stars at the Oscars on Sunday night were far from red carpet rookies. Check out some of our favorite throwback looks compared to what these actors and actresses wore this year.

Laura Dern, nominated for her performance in "Wild," dazzled in a metallic dress on Sunday night—looking as lovely as she did in a shimmery dress back at the Oscars in 1996:

Laura Dern in 1996 and 2015
Laura Dern in 1996 and 2015Getty Images, AP

Keira Knightley's hair has darkened a few shades since she was on the red carpet in 2006:

Keira Knightley in 2006 and 2015.
Keira Knightley in 2006 and 2015.Getty Images, AP

John Travolta went for a more modern neckwear look in 2015 than he did back in 1978, when he sported a classic bow tie:

John Travolta in 1978 and 2015.
John Travolta in 1978 and 2015.Getty Images, Reuters

Reese Witherspoon is still rocking soft waves, 13 years after her 2002 Oscars appearance:

Reese Witherspoon in 2002 and 2015.
Reese Witherspoon in 2002 and 2015.Getty Images, AP

Shirley MacLaine is still sporting short, playful hair, similar to her 1966 style:

Shirley MacLaine in 1966 and 2015.
Shirley MacLaine in 1966 and 2015.Getty Images, AP

Jennifer Lopez is still sparkling in 2015, in a dress reminiscent of her 1997 red carpet look:

Jennifer Lopez in 1997 and 2015.
Jennifer Lopez in 1997 and 2015.Getty Images

The "Birdman" then and now:

Michael Keaton in 1983 and 2015.
Michael Keaton in 1983 and 2015.Getty Images, AP

Scarlett Johansson looks lovely in green, both in 2004 and in 2015:

Scarlett Johansson in 2004 and 2015.
Scarlett Johansson in 2004 and 2015.Getty Images

Nicole Kidman chose lemony tones, both in 1997 and in 2015:

Nicole Kidman in 1997 and 2015
Nicole Kidman in 1997 and 2015Getty Images, AP

Ed Norton ditched the goatee, but kept the bow tie between 2004 and 2015:

Edward Norton in 2004 and 2015.
Edward Norton in 2004 and 2015.Getty Images, AP

Julianne Moore hasn't changed a bit since she was on the red carpet in 1998:

Julianne Moore in 1998 and 2015.
Julianne Moore in 1998 and 2015.Getty Images, EPA

Pale pink is Gwyneth Paltrow's signature red-carpet color:

Gwyneth Paltrow in 1999 and 2015.
Gwyneth Paltrow in 1999 and 2015.Getty Images

The ever-elegant Meryl Streep:

Meryl Streep in 1979 and 2015.
Meryl Streep in 1979 and 2015.Getty Images, AP

From boyhood to leading man: Ethan Hawke, in 2000 and 2015:

Ethan Hawke in 2000 and 2015.
Ethan Hawke in 2000 and 2015.Getty Images

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