15 Afterthought Projects (That Launched Huge Stars)

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Every actor has to start somewhere, and as it turns out, sometimes a bunch of actors start at the same somewhere. Those early actor mills are now virtually forgotten, but the stars they spawned are still very much in the zeitgeist.

We asked our readers to show us those projects, and we gave cash to our favorite entries.


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