In Hollywood, everybody is used to seeing the big names; Brad Pitt, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt. However, it's easy for us to forget that these talented actors and actresses just didn't happen to fall in Hollywood one day. The amount of money that they make is the light at the end of a very long tunnel for most celebrities.
Most of today's Hollywood talent has a very reputable A-list, which is why we're able to get the great movies that we do today. Over the course of time, it's interesting to see how the catalog of celebrities changes. At one time Angelina Jolie was one of the most coveted actresses to work with, and now it's Jennifer Lawrence. Back in the day, Brad Pitt was the Hollywood hotshot, but now it's arguable that men like Liam Hemsworth and Chris Pratt have taken his spot.
No matter what caliber of status and talent celebrities have, it's important to remember they've all started somewhere. Most celebrities had to start small and climb their way up the very long, sordid ladder. Here are 15 major celebrities who have taken extremely small roles you never even knew about.
15 Jennifer Lawrence on Monk
14 Megan Fox in Bad Boys 2
13 Ben Stiller on Miami Vice
12 Alexis Bledel in Rushmore
11 Jack Black on The Golden Girls Spin-Off
10 Steve Carell in Curly Sue
9 Ryan Gosling on Are You Afraid of the Dark?
8 Ben Affleck on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
7 Eva Longoria on 90210
6 Angelina Jolie in a Meat Loaf Music Video
5 Lucy Liu on 90210
4 Aaron Paul on The Price Is Right
During the Breaking Bad days, one of America's favorite sweet-at-heart bad boys was Jesse Pinkman. Jesse Pinkman was played by Aaron Paul, alongside Bryan Cranston as Walter White. Breaking Bad was one of the most thrilling television shows when it was still on the air - the finale brought in a whopping 10.3 million viewers over to AMC. Outside of Breaking Bad, Paul has been in quite a few movies. To name a few of his most popular, there was Need For Speed, Triple 9 and Central Intelligence.
3 Matthew McConaughey in Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Next Generation
2 Quentin Tarantino on Golden Girls
1 Keanu Reeves in Youngblood
While Keanu Reeves hasn't been relevant for quite some time, the way that he got his way into Hollywood is quite interesting. Back in the late eighties, Reeves was an aspiring hockey player and wanted to make it big playing the sport. However, he decided to take a small role in the sport drama Youngblood, as a hockey player to live out the dream a little further. In the end, Reeves ended up finding out that he enjoyed acting more than he enjoyed playing hockey - from there, his career took off. Chances are, being an actor paid off more than being a hockey player would have. Reeves is most famous for his work in Constantine, John Wick and most famously, The Matrix. After The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded hit theaters four years later. Without a doubt, this film franchise was the biggest in Reeves' career. The Matrix Reloaded alone brought in $742 million to the box office.
Sources: EW, MentalFloss, Cracked, HollywoodReporter
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