It’s not always possible to start your journey where you want it form and Hollywood is a prime example of this. Some of the biggest talents of showbiz today come from a place where they’re not really proud to have been. Take a look at some of the most embarrassing first appearances of 15 amazing actors:
1. Tom Hanks in He Knows You’re Alone
While many people believe that Tom’s first movie was 1982’s Mazes and Monsters, Tom did a small role in the horror-thriller He Knows You’re Alone.
2. Charlize Theron in Children of the Corn III
Theron played the role of a cult follower in Children Of The Corn III. Her role in this horror franchise film wasn’t even listed in the credits.
3. Jason Statham in music videos
Before discovering his endearment for action movies, Jason Statham worked as an oily backup dancer. It was in the early ’90s when Statham would dance in music videos in which he would appear all oiled up.
4. Jon Hamm in a ’90s dating show
Jonn Hamm appeared on The Big Date in 1995 and offered a foot massage to a girl that told him she had a foot fetish.
5. Kristen Stewart in Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
It’s next to impossible to notice Kristen Stewart in this film but she appeared for a very brief moment as a girl tossing a ring in a Flintstones movie. Only her back is visible but the role was pretty well-documented and there are even photos of her on set.
6. Paul Rudd in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Back in 1995, the same year when he appeared in Clueless, Rudd starred in the sixth installment of the Halloween franchise.
7. Jennifer Lawrence in Monk
Long before she did her TV debut with Medium, Lawrence showed up as a college basketball mascot in Monk in 2006. Blink and you’ll miss it but she’s there.
8. Ryan Gosling in Frankenstein and Me
Gosling made his on-screen debut in this low-budget family horror starring Burt Reynolds. Gosling plays the role of Kenny, a friend of the lead character.
9. Emma Stone in The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody
A year before she made her big-screen debut in Superbad, Emma Stone lent her voice to a Pomeranian dog named Ivana Tipton on The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody.
10. Leonardo DiCaprio in Critters 3
Like many other famous actors, Leo too started his Hollywood journey with a horror film. He played Josh, who has a scene where he watches his stepdad get killed by the Critters.
11. Courtney Cox in Masters Of The Universe
Three years after dancing with Bruce Springsteen, Cox appeared in the 1987s infamous He-Man movie with Dolph Lundgren.
12. George Clooney in Grizzly II: The Concert
Filmed in 1976, Grizzly II was never released until 2020. It featured Clooney in a nameless role that had him camping out with a lover before being mauled by a monster.
13. Emilia Clarke in Triassic Attack
A year before she rose to fame with Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke made her film debut through this Sci-Fi movie about dinosaur skeletons coming back to life.
14. Ben Aflleck in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Ben made an appearance in the the original 1991 Buffy movie as Basketball Player #10. His screentime was of a few seconds and his line had to be dubbed.
15. Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun
Jen made her film debut with this horror film from 1993. The franchise has had eight movies, the last one featuring the daughter of Aniston’s character.