Is It Really Them? 10 Actors You Won’t Recognize From Their First Roles

 Is It Really Them? 10 Actors You Won’t Recognize From Their First Roles

Some people get lucky and end up in a successful project when they are kids. But most often, workers in this creative field have to go through a lot of inconspicuous and not very memorable roles to finally get one that will turn their whole life upside down.
Our favorite actors went to fame and success in different ways. But in the end, they managed to reach such heights that prove their talent and ability to work hard. We recall the first roles of Hollywood actors when no one knew about them yet. What were they like, these aspiring stars?

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal started acting at the age of 11. He played a boy named Dani Robins. And after participating in the filming of the film “Donnie Darko”, the actor began to receive invitations to act in various projects.

Kate Beckinsale

The first notable role of the young actress belongs to the television film “One Against the Wind”, which was released in 1991. Prior to this, the actress already had filming experience, but very little. Six years will pass, and Kate will star in Pearl Harbor, and even 2 years later she will become the most beautiful vampire in the Underworld film series.

Tom Hardy

The actor first “lit up” in the film “Band of Brothers”, released on the screen in 2001. Fame came to him after the main role in the film “Stuart: Past Life”, based on real events. Today it is one of the sought-after actors. One role in the film “Venom” is worth something, or in “Peaky Blinders”. Next year we expect the release of the film “Destruction” with Tom Hardy in the title role.

Peter Dinklage

You can forget any actor, but not Peter Dinklage. And the point is not only in his small stature but also in his amazing charisma. Some associate him with his role in the TV series Game of Thrones, but the actor’s career began much earlier. In 1994, he starred in the film Life in Oblivion. Peter has rich filmography.

Jennifer Connelly

The American actress began acting as a child. There are many wonderful roles in her track record – the films “Requiem for a Dream”, “Dark City” and others. One of her first works was the role of young Deborah in the film Once Upon a Time in America in 1994.

Emma Roberts

Before Emmy signed a contract with Nickelodeon to shoot the TV series Not Like That, the young actress made her debut in Ted Demme’s film Cocaine. It was way back in 2001. And in 2022, the film “Irony of Fate in Hollywood” based on our Soviet “Irony of Fate” is released.

Gerard Butler

Surely most of you did not imagine this brutal actor in this form. This is a role in the 1997 film “Her Majesty Mrs. Brown.” And now in his filmography, everything is entirely action movies or comedies, where he always plays a strong hero. We are waiting for the release of the film “Airplane” with him in the title role.

Elizabeth Hurley

It all started in 1987 when Elizabeth starred in the movie Aria as Marrietta. Then there were successful and failed roles.

Joaquin Phoenix

In 1989, the film “Russians” was released, although before that the actor had episodic roles in fairly successful projects, but he went unnoticed in them. Perhaps the most striking character performed by Phoenix is ​​the Joker. By the way, we are waiting for the continuation of his story in 2024.

Scarlett Johansson

The actress was only 9 years old when she starred in a movie. Then there were secondary roles. The image of the Black Widow from the Marvel Cinematic Universe brought great success and fame. Scarlett’s latest work is Asteroid City.

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