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21 Celebrities in Their First Movie Roles

Many famous stars have experienced a long time before becoming famous. Some of them even starred in movies we've never heard of. Get ready to be amazed by these 20 celebrities' first movie roles!

1. Sandra Bullock, Hangmen

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Sandra Bullock made her acting debut by starring in the action thriller film Hangmen in 1987. At that time, 23-year-old Sandra didn't know that she would become an Academy Award winner.

2. Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries

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The Princess Diaries franchise marked Anne Hathaway's film debut in 2001. In the movie, she captured the audience's heart with her sweet smile and endearing nature.

3. Gwen Stefani, The Aviator

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Besides being a legendary singer, Gwen Stefani is also interested in film acting. In 2004, she made her film debut playing Jean Harlow in The Aviator.

4. Denzel Washington, Carbon Copy

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Denzel Washington hadn't had any film experience until he was 27. In 1981, he got his first film role in Carbon Copy, where he played a teenager who tried to connect with his biological father.

5. Angelina Jolie, Lookin' To Get Out

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Long before Angelina Jolie became a sex symbol, she appeared in films with a more innocent image. In 1982, 7-year-old Jolie participated in her first film, Lookin' To Get Out, alongside her father.

6. Jennifer Aniston, Camp Cucamonga

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Jennifer Aniston is most famous for her role Rachel Green in Friends, but it was not her first role. Aniston made her debut by starring as Ava Schecter in the 1990's comedy Camp Cucamonga.

7. Megan Fox, Holiday In The Sun

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Best known for Transformers, Megan Fox began her film career in 2001. In her debut film Holiday In The Sun, Fox played a spoiled heiress, Brianna Wallace.

8. Demi Lovato, Camp Rock

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Although Demi Lovato was already well known to the public through Barney & Friends, she didn't appear in any films until 2008. She had her first movie role in a musical movie, Camp Rock.

9. Nicole Kidman, Skin Deep

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People may remember many films starring Nicole Kidman, but maybe not her first one. She started her film career with Skin Deep, a little-known Australian movie made in 1983.

10. Reese Witherspoon, The Man In The Moon

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Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon made her screen debut in the 1991 film The Man In the Moon. In the movie, she played a 14-year-old girl who falls in love with her 17-year-old neighbor.

11. Cara Delevingne, Anna Karenina

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Cara Delevingne launched her acting career after announcing her retirement from modeling. In 2012, she made her film debut as Princess Sorokina in Anna Karenina.

12. Taraji P. Henson, Streetwise

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Few people know that Taraji P. Henson's first movie was not Baby Boy but the 1998 crime thriller Streetwise. In the movie, she played an unmarried single mother.

13. Selena Gomez, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

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A year after she was cast in the television series Barney & Friends in 2002, Selena Gomez had her first film role in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Although she only played a waterpark girl, it was still a start for the 11-year-old aspiring actress.

14. Tiffany Haddish, The Urban Demographic

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Tiffany Haddish made her acting and film debut in 2005. In her first film, The Urban Demographic, Tiffany played a host working for a Seattle radio station.

15. Scarlett Johansson, North

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When Scarlett Johansson was only 10 years old, she had her first movie role, co-starring with Elijah Wood in the 1994 film North.

16. Kate Hudson, Desert Blue

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Award-winning actress Kate Hudson was cast in Morgan Freeman's comedy-drama film Desert Blue in 1998. This film started her acting career.

17. Tom Hanks, He Knows You're Alone

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The 1980 slasher film was Tom Hanks' film debut. In this movie, he played a psychology student, Elliot.

18. Gal Gadot, Fast & Furious

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Long before Gal Gadot became Wonder Woman, she was Gisele Yashar in the Fast & Furious franchise. The 2009 Fast & Furious movie was her very first appearance on the silver screen.

19. Leonardo Dicaprio, Critters 3

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The 1991 comedy horror film marked Leonardo Dicaprio's film debut. Although it was the first role of his acting career, DiCaprio played the young protagonist very well.

20. Ryan Reynolds, Ordinary Magic

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Famous for his role in Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds started his film career when he was 17. In 1993, Reynolds starred in the leading role in Ordinary Magic.

21. Zendaya, Frenemies

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Former Disney child star Zendaya delivered her first movie role for the Disney Company. In 2012, she played a young magazine editor in the Disney television film Frenemies.

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