He might not be the original King of Pop, but Justin Timberlake sure knows how to recreate himself like the original King. Coming out of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, J.T. has reinvented himself a number of times, each time appealing to an ever-growing legion of fans. Let’s take a look back at the many faces of Justin Timberlake.
Justin, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and more got their start on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in the early 1990s, singing and dancing wholesome songs. Long before he made women’s hearts flutter worldwide, J.T. was entertaining kids and teens with his youthful smile on television.
2. Teen heartthrob
Boy bands enjoyed a resurgence in the mid-1990s, and N’Sync, led by Timberlake, moved to the top of the charts and left teen girls squealing across the globe. With his curly, bleached-blonde hair and unmistakable 90s era fashion, Timberlake was every teen girl’s dream in the 90s.
3. Celebrity couple
When Timberlake’s romance with Britney Spears turned public, the already popular stars became even more appealing. No one can forget those matching denim outfits that Timberlake and Spears wore down the red carpet, leaving their fans’ tongues wagging.
4. Solo artist with soul
A more mature Timberlake debuted in 2002 with the release of his album “Justified.” The award-winning album earned J.T. four Grammys. The album’s single “Cry Me a River,” which was long rumored to be about Timberlake’s breakup with Spears, led the album to success.
5. Super Bowl shock artist
In 2004, J.T. performed during the Super Bowl halftime show with Janet Jackson, leading to the now infamous wardrobe malfunction at the end of the show. Mr. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse had certainly grown up.
6. Movie star
Despite his seemingly unparalleled success as a solo artist, Timberlake had the acting bug and set his music career aside to pursue film roles. This five-year hiatus from music left Timberlake fans itching for some new music, but their J.T. fix was satisfied with his appearance in a number of films.
He appeared in films such as “Alpha Dog”, “Shrek the Third”, “The Social Network”, “Bad Teacher”, “Friends With Benefits” and “In Time.”
7. Serial monogamist
Timberlake might be one of the sexiest men alive, but he never became the playboy that he could have been. After his teen relationship with Spears, J.T. had a long-term romance with actress Cameron Diaz. When that relationship fizzled, Timberlake found love again with actress Jessica Biel. Clearly, J.T. is a Mr. Monogamy and has his choice of Hollywood actresses but has settled on Biel.
8. Big band man
Timberlake’s long-awaited return to music in 2013 with the release of “The 20/20 Experience” satisfied his legions of fans. He reentered the music scene as a dapper, big band singer with the soulful voice that made him famous.
9. Comedian extraordinaire
He can sing, he can dance, he can act, and he’s funny. J.T. has become a staple on “Saturday Night Live”, and his collaborations with Jimmy Fallon have gone viral.
10. Happy hubby
Mr. Monogamy finally made it official with Biel in 2012 with a wedding in Italy. His female fans might have been left disappointed when Timberlake lost his most-eligible-bachelor status, but the gals can still dream.