The road to the Oscars is long. Like, starting-in-basic-cable long. See how many of these starter parts you remember.

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KERRY WASHINGTON, “SAVE THE LAST DANCE”

If only Chenille and Olivia Pope could talk.

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RYAN GOSLING, “REMEMBER THE TITANS”

Remember when he was so cute and charming and boyish? Oh wait…

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JENNIFER LAWRENCE, “MONK”

The Oscar winner played a mascot. That is all.

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GEORGE CLOONEY, “THE FACTS OF LIFE”

Before he was Mr. Amal Clooney, he was Mr. Handyman.

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO, “GROWING PAINS”

We know: It’s hard to recognize him minus the man-bun.

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ZOE SALDANA, “CENTER STAGE”

Dance was her life…until James Cameron called.

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JAKE GYLLENHAAL, “CITY SLICKERS”

The resemblance between him and on-screen dad Billy Crystal is kind of uncanny.

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LISA KUDROW, “MAD ABOUT YOU”

Central Perk has nothing on Riff’s.

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MICHELLE WILLIAMS, “HOME IMPROVEMENT”

She was Brad’s gorgeous girlfriend (much to the chagrin of JTT).

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JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, “THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN”

Hair for days.

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MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, “DAZED AND CONFUSED”

His catchphrase in the film? The original "All right, all right, all right," of course.

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EMMA STONE, “MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE”

She played the resident mean girl--until Malcolm’s mom laid down the law.

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MATT DAMON, “MYSTIC PIZZA”

His name was Steamer. He had one line.

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BRADLEY COOPER, “SEX AND THE CITY”

It’s the one where Carrie is on the cover of New York mag. The episode title: “They Shoot Single People, Don’t They?”

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