20 Amazing Actors (And Their Embarrassing First Appearances)

20 Amazing Actors (And Their Embarrassing First Appearances)

Nobody really begins where they want to be, and Hollywood is a prime example of this. Indeed, ignoring actors being handed starring roles purely out of ego-based nepotism, many performers begin in roles with names such as Background Extra #3, Poopin’ Man, or Conservative Comedian. These roles may seem weird or embarrassing, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere — after all, did you know Mila Kunis’ very first feature film was a Hulk Hogan Christmas movie? “Conservative Comedian” at least allows you to practice some acting chops as a disingenuous douche, but what can you even do in a Hulk Hogan Christmas movie?

Even if we have discussed this topic here at Cracked, this is a gift that just keeps on giving. Thus, here’s another batch of really early (and cringe-worthy) roles from awesome actors. We have focused mainly on movies (including some classic examples and other less-known gems we found while digging through the internet scrolls), but the research resurfaced some non-movie roles that are also worthwhile. Also, we take it back, playing a secondary character in a Hulk Hogan Christmas movie sounds way better than playing a Conservative Comedian.

Kristen Stewart

EMBARRASSING EARLY APPEARANCES KRISTEN STEWART in Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas Stewart's very first role was as a girl tossing a ring in a Flintstones movie nobody saw and nobody remembers. Now, in the scene itself you can only see her back, yet the role is pretty well-documented and there are even photos of her on set. CRACKED.COM

Source: Complex

Paul Rudd

EMBARRASSING EARLY APPEARANCES PAUL RUDD in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Back in 1995, the same year he appeared in Clueless, Rudd also starred in the sixth Halloween. Не was approached to reprise his character in 2021's Halloween Kills, but was unable to and so gave his blessing to Anthony Michael Hall. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Ryan Gosling

EMBARRASSING EARLY APPEARANCES RYAN GOSLING in Frankenstein and Me Gosling's very first film role was in this low-budget family horror, starring Burt Reynolds at a pre-Boogie Nights time when he, erm, wasn't exactly making good movies. The entire, awful-looking thing can be found on YouTube, '90s commercials and all. CRACKED.COM

Source: Insider

Leonardo DiCaprio

EMBARRASSING EARLY APPEARANCES LEONARDO DICAPRIO in Critters 3 Yes, back in 1991 DiCaprio appeared in Gremli- sorry, in Ghoulies, wait, no, in Munchies? Hobgoblins? Oh, we got it, in Critters. Well, the third one, it was a whole genre back then. Leo then went on to better things, like a lifetime of dating 20-year-old models. CRACKED.COM

Source: Insider

Cate Blanchett

EMBARRASSING EARLY APPEARANCES CATE BLANCHETT in an Egyptian boxing movie When Blanchett began her film career in 1996, she had already appeared in 1990's Kaboria. Apparently, she was offered the role while backpacking, and never saw the movie out of embarrassment. CRACKED.COM

Source: Eighties Kids

Ben Affleck

EMBARRASSING EARLY APPEARANCES BEN AFFLECK in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nope, not the show - he appeared in 1991's original Buffy movie, as Basketball Player #10. We would make fun of it, but actually the movie had a pretty solid cast, with Rutger Hauer, Donald Sutherland, and Hilary Swank. The reviews were not so good, though. CRACKED.COM

Source: Cinemablend

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