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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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karlew    

I was smling in my driver licence pic in the 80's. I'm not in my latest one. Doesn't mean I'm a tortured soul. It means they changed the law where I live and now you're not allowed to smile when they take the pic. Same thing in California maybe?

612 days ago
77.

Amy    

Wow, his nose freaks me out !

612 days ago
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Dose Of Reality    

heather
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At least he didnt murder 20 little 1st graders. or shoot up that movie theater or kil all the babies in oklahoma or shoot up all the kids in columbine. those killers are the sickest of all

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Please don't make that comparison because if you apply the "rabid logic" and their understanding of the legal system, not only are some of them 100% innocent because they were never convicted in a court of law, but any evidence that would have been used, does not exist.


That's a pretty messed up, isn't it?

612 days ago
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80.

D-INCARNATION    

The address has been altered by one number, guess????

612 days ago
81.

Clay the don sippin Dom P daily like John.    

ds a coooooold man now!! ahhh!

612 days ago
82.

♫ ♪♪♫ ♪ Wacko Claus ♫ ♪♪♫ ♪    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTJEBex2jvM&feature=related

612 days ago
83.

Jsmiley    

When Harvey dies i'll be sure to post pics of him on here....... RIP MJ

612 days ago
84.

Cincinnati Sugar    

We love you and miss you Michael, you were a beautiful soul and always will be.

612 days ago
85.

Jen    

YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO SMILE ANYMORE WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR PICTURE AT THE DMV.

612 days ago
86.

Athina    

The rules have changed at the DMV. Smiles are no longer allowed. It has to be a face with no expression. You are talking out of your rear end, TMZ.

612 days ago
87.

hunter    

Must be hard up for material. Next year put a limit on the number of staffers thst can take the holiday off.

612 days ago
88.

Marc    

TMZ...why do you suck so hard? Here's a TMZ meeting: "Ok so I found this really bad picture of Michael Jackson." "Really?! Now that's news! We really have purpose!" "Agreed, but he is long dead..." "True...so we'll have to feign depth and talk about the state of his happiness in the later years." "Good call, that'll cover up for the fact that a bad photo isn't news even if it's recent, especially if it's tastelessly posted after the person is long deceased." "Righto! Also it's xmas eve, so people will be weepy." "Bingo old chum! Man this brings back the old days when we were exploiting the poor guy deeper and deeper into the drug dependence that eventually killed him." "Amen!"

612 days ago
89.

Bobo Frog    

Now THAT is a handsome man.

612 days ago
90.

aston    

He looks just fine. You should see my passport photo!

612 days ago
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