Cuba Gooding Jr. Good Genes Or Good Docs?

1/8/2017 12:20 AM PST

Cuba Gooding Jr.: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s looks are as good as it gets.

Here’s a 23-year-old version of the young actor at a movie screening in Century City back in 1991 (left) and 25 years later ... the Academy Award winner -- who celebrated his birthday earlier this week -- grinning for a photo in Santa Monica last month (right).

Money.

The question is ...