10+ Movies Starring Celebrities Before They Became Famous
A lot of actors have been going through auditions, ads, and interviews since childhood. While most of us were playing in the sandbox, they were learning their lines by heart. Although a lot of time has passed between their first roles and their most recent ones, we only need a glance to recognize these famous faces.
1. Emma Stone in Lucky Louie
Emma Stone guest-starred in an episode of Lucky Louie as a babysitter who was enamored by Louie’s parenting style. The show was cancelled after one season because of its raunchy humor.
2. Mila Kunis in 7th Heaven
As a child, Mila Kunis was featured in print advertisements and had minor on-screen roles in several TV shows, including a small part on 7th Heaven. However, it wasn’t until she was cast as Jackie Burkhart on Fox’s That ’70s Show that she gained more recognition.
3. Jennifer Lawrence in Monk
Jennifer Lawrence considered her experience on Monk to be “cool” but also the “most humiliating thing” in her life. She thought she would have a more prominent role than she eventually did.
4. Ryan Gosling in Goosebumps
As a child actor, Ryan Gosling was incredibly cute. He was unaware of his future prospects when he made an appearance in the children’s horror series Goosebumps. Now he’s definitely one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood.
5. Scarlett Johansson in Home Alone 3
Although Home Alone 3 isn’t as well-known as the one with Macaulay Culkin, it’s still a fun ’90s movie for kids. The film was also one of Scarlett Johansson’s early film appearances. The actress even rewatched the film with her daughter to see if she’d recognize her, and she did!
6. Jake Gyllenhaal in City Slickers
Jake’s parents wanted him to gain experience by allowing him to audition for roles when he was young, but they didn’t let him accept any parts. At 10, however, they made an exception and let him make his film debut as Billy Crystal’s son in City Slickers.
7. Tom Holland in The Impossible
Tom Holland starred as Lucas in The Impossible at the age of 16. The movie is a powerful, raw drama that tells a story of a family caught in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Thailand.
8. Dwayne Johnson in That ’70s Show
In season one, Dwayne Johnson portrayed a wrestler named Rocky Johnson in an episode titled “That Wrestling Show.”
9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Roseanne
Many ’90s kids first saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Angels in the Outfield or 3rd Rock from the Sun, but he also had a role in multiple Roseanne episodes. The actor has been winning over audiences since 1993 when he made his first appearance on the show.
10. Robert Downey Jr. in Pound
Pound is a 1970 American comedy film directed and written by Robert Downey Sr. Downey Jr. began acting at a young age and gained recognition with his debut in his father’s movie.
11. Ryan Reynolds in Hillside.
Ryan started his acting career at 14, after starring in the Canadian teen drama show Fifteen (known as Hillside in Canada) on YTV. The show was a traditional soap opera, but focused on teenagers and serious teen issues.
Who else do you think we skipped? Which celebrities used to be popular when you were little but aren’t anymore?