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8 Famous Actors And The Tiny Roles That Made Them Famous

When we see an actor, we right away notice their stardom and sometimes overlook their struggle. It is always nice to wonder about their life before they were famous, or what did they do that made them famous? Today, we will talk about some acclaimed figures of Hollywood and the one role they played that got the ball rolling for them. These roles particularly didn’t make them famous, but definitely gave them a head start. Check it out below!

1. Michael B. Jordan

Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles - Michael B. Jordan
Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles – Michael B. Jordan

Before Jordan became the super compelling actor that he is right now, the struggle was advocating for itself. He had appeared in a number of shows while his first one was as a part of a group in The Sopranos.

2. Mila Kunis

Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles - Mila Kunis
Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles – Mila Kunis

Our very own Mila Kunis infamously lied to get a role in That 70s Show and her life wasn’t the same after that. She ended up marrying her co-star Ashton Kutcher but before all this, she appeared briefly in an episode of the critically acclaimed soap opera Days of our Lives.

3. Clint Eastwood

Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles - Clint Eastwood
Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles – Clint Eastwood

Eastwood has seen it all – the box office success and recognition as a director and producer. Yes, it is one of Hollywood’s GOATs. But before the mainstream success, he appeared in an unaccredited role in Revenge of the Creature in 1955.

4. Scarlet Johansson

Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles - Scarlet Johansson
Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles – Scarlet Johansson

Scarlet has been a prominent part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and played the role of Black Widow for an entire decade. She has appeared in several blockbuster hits and has definitely seen her days of struggle. In 1994, she got her start alongside Elijah Wood and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the movie called North. 

5. Jack Black

Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles - Jack Black
Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles – Jack Black

He is literally the king of voiceovers, for example, the entire Kung Fu Panda franchise. But before all this, he got his first role in an episode of The Fall Guy in 1984!

6. Samuel L. Jackson

Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles - Samuel L. Jackson
Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles – Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel is all about the ‘no nonsense’ vibe and we love to see him on screen. His first role came along in 1972 in an independent film which was initially called Together for Days and then later titled Black Cream. 

7. George Clooney

Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles - George Clooney
Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles – George Clooney

We do not even have to talk about Clooney’s level of success, right? However, he once had a small unaccredited TV role in the miniseries called Centennial. Later on, he got a credited role in And They’re Off. These two roles launched his gigantic future as an actor. He is in the Hall of Fame and has been acting for a very long time now.

8. Ryan Gosling

Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles - Ryan Gosling
Famous Celebrities & Their Small Roles – Ryan Gosling

There has been a time when literally every woman around you and drooled over Ryan Gosling. Before he was the handsome hunk and one hell of an actor, his first appearance was in a horror fantasy-themed show called Are You Afraid of the Dark. Thinking about his career, he has covered a long way!

Written by Deepak Vasisht