Some people think actors who make it to the A-List are just lucky. If you look at some of their early movies carefully, we think you'll see they have more. There are definitely professional actors and entertainers who offer a sparkle and a little extra something that directors, casting agents and viewers obviously notice.
These ambitious talents have managed to parlay their earlier, insignificant roles into million-dollar careers. Laugh all you want at their beginnings while you remember that their lives are filled with luxurious amenities and they live, what looks to be, lives of entitlement.
That is not to suggest they take advantage of their celebrity status, because these 11 are as humble and down to earth as your best friend or next door neighbor. You find yourself saying, "It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy/girl." They constantly demonstrate that they are people first and actor/celebrities second, which makes us love them even more.
It's fascinating to see "their acting roots" and see how much different they are today. They now exude confidence and appear to be oh-so-much more polished. This list of eleven super stars made it to the top of the heap with a ton of talent and drive. Let it be a lesson to you, "there are no small parts, only small actors" . Of course, having great looks and a persistent agent doesn't hurt.
11 George Clooney: Return of the Killer Tomatoes
10 Sarah Jessica Parker: Footloose
9 Julia Roberts: Mystic Pizza
8 Nicole Kidman: BMX Bandits
7 Tom Hanks: Mazes and Monsters
6 Steve Carell: Curly Sue
5 Bradley Cooper: Wet Hot American Summer
4 Brad Pitt: Thelma and Louise
3 Meg Ryan: Top Gun
2 Sandra Bullock: Love Potion #9
1 Jane Fonda: Barbarella
We couldn't resist adding this old photo that Jane Fonda is probably still trying to live down. In her early years, she was the sex kitten with the sultry and soft voice. She was rebellious and outspoken and a woman's woman. Barbarella made it to cult status immediately even though the movie was not great. Seeing Fonda in the ultimate futuristic fashion is worth watching the French-Italian sci-fi so you can be in on the fun. The 1968 film was based on the comic series and Jane fit the bill with her hourglass figure. Men still can't wait to watch this one - again and again. Fonda is still a gorgeous woman and a talented actress.
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