Humans all have to start somewhere in life. That was not unusual for Hollywood's biggest performers. Undoubtedly, they would like to begin their professions as the starring man (or lady) in a major picture; however, that doesn't happen often. For that reason, they must accept little and humble starting roles to gain the trust of important filmmakers and studio executives. In some cases, though, such roles can be humiliating in retrospect.

Though those are not usually the first choices for these enormous actors, they used them as a vehicle to launch their reputations when there was nothing else accessible. While we're confident some of these actors aren't bitter or ashamed of their early jobs, they're certainly not ones that would measure progress.

Every journey starts with a single step, and for many famous performers, that first step is straight into dog poo. If there's one thing to take away from this, it's to brush the shit off your heel and keep walking till you can't smell it anymore.

BEN AFFLECK: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (MOVIE) 1992 CRACKED.COM As basketball player #10, Affleck read his one line SO badly that they had to dub over him. Being the worst actor in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie has got to be a blow to your confidence.

Source: Cinema Blend

ADAM SCOTT: BOY MEETS WORLD 1994 GRACKED.COM Channeling his future Step Brothers role as the jerk Dereck, Scott plays a transfer student and giant P.O.S. bully, Griff. What makes Scott such a believable douchebag?

Source: MTV

ELLEN POMPEO: STRANGERS WITH CANDY 1999 VT DONKEY CRACKED.COM Pompeo, who has portrayed Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy for 16 years, slummed it on Comedy Central back in '99. As debate team member Lizzie, she plays Jerri's nemesis in season one.

Source: Mental Floss 

AARON PAUL. BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 1999 CRACKED.COM Before he slung crystal in the ABQ, Aaron Paul was in Beverly Hills. His character, high schooler CHAD, played Romeo in the school play, SO actually Paul was playing the dude disguised as another dude.

Source: EW

LAURENCE FISHBURNE: PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE ment 1986 CRACKED.COM As some kind of bizarro Morpheus, with a spangly cowboy get-up and long curls, Fishburne's Cowboy Curtis is a role unlike anything else in his .

Source: EW 

JENNIFER ANISTON: LEPRECHAUN 1993 CRACKED.COM Aniston really thought  made it as Tory Reding in Leprechaun, with Willow star Warwick Davis. Rewatching, however, Aniston says is cringeworthy.

Source: Independent 

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