Colin Powell Looks Dashing in Black and White Throwback Selfie, Jokes He Did Selfies "60 Years" Ago

Celebrity News Mar. 13, 2014 AT 5:35PM
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Retired U.S. General Colin Powell shared an incredible throwback selfie via Facebook on Thursday, March 13 -- see the picture Credit: Courtesy Colin Powell

Talk to us, General Powell! Retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell shared an incredible throwback Thursday selfie via Facebook on March 13.

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"Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks," the now 76-year-old joked. "Eat your heart out Ellen!"

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The black and white snapshot shows a (very!) handsome Powell -- who looks to be in his early '20s -- taking a selfie with the help of his mirror. The former secretary of state's younger self looks lean in a sleek vest and tie while standing in front of his bed.

Powell's caption is in reference to Ellen DeGeneres' infamous 86th Academy Awards selfie she orchestrated with Hollywood's biggest A-listers on March 2. The photo, which included Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and many others, was part of a sponsorship with Samsung. It also became the most retweeted item of all-time.

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Tell Us: What do you think about Powell's throwback Thursday?

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