Even as a young child, Justin was camera ready and had a sense of style. One photo shows a 13-year-old Theroux pouting from beneath the rim of his arty fedora.
Theroux had already perfected the cool cat pose that would eventually win the heart of Jennifer Aniston.
Another old photo shows him larking about with pals and playing football in the playground at his exclusive Washington DC private school.
The exclusive pictures also show the future star taking his first steps toward a successful acting career. The young Theroux is seen singing and dancing during a rehearsal for the Gilbert and Sullivan musical The Pirates of Penzance back in 1984-85, in which he played a policeman.
With a self-confidence beyond his years, the fresh-faced teen stood out from his peers as they mugged cheesily for the camera beside him.
RadarOnline.com tracked down fellow pupil Kobie Beal, who played a pirate in the play alongside Justin. “He was popular in school, he was popular with the girls. His attitude, his persona the way he was everybody loved him," Beal recalled of Theroux. “I remember we were in the play, we helped each other with scripts and lines, he was always helpful. He was just a fun guy to be around.”
Justin attended The Field School, a prestigious preparatory, during his middle school years. Will Layman, school communications director, who is also an English teacher and a former pupil himself, tells RadarOnline.com that Theroux's school was not like the rest. “When Justin was a student our theatre was in a little carriage house at the end of the school garden. It was basically a black box theatre. It was makeshift. The school was two houses that sat across the street from each other, and behind both of them were these old carriage houses. That’s where we did the performances, we would bring chairs in and literally paint the wall, it was very small and casual."
“I would think that’s where he learned his first steps in acting," Layman says of Theroux.
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