‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Dan Levy Shares a Halloween Throwback from 9 Years Ago & He Looks So Different

Woah, talk about a blast from the past.

Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy just posted a throwback to his Instagram account highlighting a Halloween costume he wore back in 2012. The nine-year-old pic was taken three years before Levy splashed onto our screens as the iconic David Rose.

For his costume, Levy dressed up as Max Fischer, the protagonist from the Wes Anderson flick Rushmore (1998), who is portrayed by Jason Schwartzman. Levy nails the character, from the red beret and the glasses all the way down to the drawn-on freckles on his face. In fact, we can’t get over how different Levy looks—he’s a dead ringer for Schwartzman in this pic.

In his caption, the actor quoted one of Fischer's lines from the movie, saying, “Maybe I'm spending too much of my time starting up clubs and putting on plays.”

Levy's use of the line seems fitting, given that he, like the character of Fischer, has also dedicated much of his life to creating. It was probably around this time that Levy was pouring through reality TV shows, which would eventually inspire him to come up with the idea for Schitt's Creek.

Many were impressed by the star's costume, like British actor Ryan Cartwright, who said, “Can't believe I've never seen this. Amazing and perfect.” One user wrote, “I had to do a double take. Thought it was Jason Schwartzman from Rushmore.”

While Levy doesn't post many throwbacks to his account, we loved getting the opportunity to see the rare photo. When the 38-year-old actor does post old photos, they're usually from much further back, like the childhood photo he posted last year with his mom, Deborah, and his sister, fellow Schitt's Creek actress Sarah Levy.

Dan, we're gonna need to see more of your past Halloween costumes, please.

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...