updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 03/02/2014 AT 7:00 AM ET
Every Oscar night, the past comes alive through lifetime achievement awards, “in memoriam” segments and other Hollywood retrospectives
But what if the past came alive, literally?
Through the magic of Photoshop, we’ve sent 10 of 2014’s Oscar nominees back in time to chill with their younger selves. Just imagine being a fly on the wall for these meetings! Would the elders impart crucial career advice? Would the youngsters be shocked at the crags and wrinkles they acquired? Or would they all, as actors, see the experience as crucial research for their next role?
See 10 of these pairings below, complete with the conversations we can’t help but imagine they’re having.
All photo illustrations by Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.
“No. But don’t worry, you’ll be fine.”
“Only if it’s all right if I call you McConaughey.”