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Michael Jackson's

Driver's License

Stone-Faced Stare

12/24/2012 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ has obtained the last driver's license photo Michael Jackson ever took -- a big change from the singer's cheery license photo from the 1980s.

The latest photo was taken in 2005 -- four years before the King of Pop's untimely death -- and you can tell from the harrowing image ... MJ had become a tortured soul.

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An image of MJ's 1980s driver's license was released by the FBI shortly after Michael died -- as part of the agency's massive file on the singer. The Bureau compiled the dossier during its investigation into child sex allegations involving the singer back in the 90s.

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As you can see, Michael was a much different person back then -- smiling brightly for his photo at the DMV.

Of course, it's not like MJ ever put the license to much use -- he was pretty much exclusively chauffeured around, especially in the later years of his life.

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46.

MiMi    

Well, I see Katie10 has morphed back into Ali again. LoL


Anyhoo, just another non-story by TMZ. I mean who hasn't had a photo that was taken by the DMV turn out unflattering?

pffffttt....

580 days ago
47.

LISA    

TMZ ... It's Christmas eve. Michael is gone, but his family and children are not. This is pointless and mean spirited .... especially when it's possible his family may come across this 'article'.

580 days ago
48.

Janed    

Anything at all to make Michael Jackson look bad right Harvey? Is this your Merry Xmas gift to the Jackson kids? Michael Jackson made you without him you would be a broke former lawyer.

580 days ago
49.

tonifromla    

MJJ was happy until the press started harassing him.

580 days ago
50.

dovescry84    

The Face of an UN-Happy Man.

Synonyms: bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, sad, woebegone, woeful, wretched..

The End.

580 days ago
51.

Georgiagirl    

Michael was a born performer and to that end he was greatness. He put his heart in his music and to this day I don't go more than a week without putting on "Lady In My Life" and "Off The Wall" my two favorite MJ songs. His voice was just so smooth. I love Michael the singer. His personal life is just that, personal. I don't know why he changed his looks, I personally don't believe he molested anyone, and I try to keep my opinion of him confined to his career as I have no personal knowledge of his life outside of it.

580 days ago
52.

Cran    

HEY TIMZ!!! IS THIS FUN FOR YOU AT CHRISTMAS? WHY THIS STORY? WHY TODAY? ABSOLUTELY BRAIN DEAD OVER THERE! YOU HAVE NO CLASS AND AN UNCONSCIONABLE DESIRE TO MAKE GOSSIP AT ANYONE'S EXPENSE EVEN A DEAD GUY. YOU SHOULD BE FINED.

580 days ago
53.

Chris    

Nobody looks good or asks for an 8x10 of their DMV picture. Why pick on Michael Jackson especially on Christmas Eve - his family does not need to hear about this posting on TMZ. Also this is hardly news worthy!!!

580 days ago
54.

Lucille    

Maybe Mike is smiling a little, I can't quite tell but I love it, it's a brilliant picture!

580 days ago
55.

Karma    

My God, Michael has been gone for over 3 years. When will you people let him rest in peace! He never did anything to you or anyone else. Leave him alone!

580 days ago
56.

Ben@Nexera    

Does any individual have a GOOD authorize photograph? The final one I got they let me know "No grinning." Miss you Michael Jackson Forever

580 days ago
57.

kevin    

Michael is freak looking, but anyone who knows anything about music cannot say he was not one of the best ever. he certainly was.

580 days ago
58.

Ashley    

Even in death these vultures won't leave him alone. Get a life TMZ freaks. RIP Michael.

580 days ago
59.

Smitty    

Please TMZ. Everyone knows that ID photos usually look bad. Who enjoys going to the DMV? I've had people ask me to smile for the photo, and looking at them made me wonder how I could fake that smile. So I just looked at them thinking, "Make this person go away please!"

580 days ago
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