14 Celebs Before They Hit It Big
There are no small parts, even for Jennifer Lawrence
The road to the Oscars is long. Like, starting-in-basic-cable long. See how many of these starter parts you remember.
KERRY WASHINGTON, “SAVE THE LAST DANCE”
If only Chenille and Olivia Pope could talk.
RYAN GOSLING, “REMEMBER THE TITANS”
Remember when he was so cute and charming and boyish? Oh wait…
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, “MONK”
The Oscar winner played a mascot. That is all.
GEORGE CLOONEY, “THE FACTS OF LIFE”
Before he was Mr. Amal Clooney, he was Mr. Handyman.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, “GROWING PAINS”
We know: It’s hard to recognize him minus the man-bun.
ZOE SALDANA, “CENTER STAGE”
Dance was her life…until James Cameron called.
JAKE GYLLENHAAL, “CITY SLICKERS”
The resemblance between him and on-screen dad Billy Crystal is kind of uncanny.
LISA KUDROW, “MAD ABOUT YOU”
Central Perk has nothing on Riff’s.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, “HOME IMPROVEMENT”
She was Brad’s gorgeous girlfriend (much to the chagrin of JTT).
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, “THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN”
Hair for days.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, “DAZED AND CONFUSED”
His catchphrase in the film? The original "All right, all right, all right," of course.
EMMA STONE, “MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE”
She played the resident mean girl--until Malcolm’s mom laid down the law.
MATT DAMON, “MYSTIC PIZZA”
His name was Steamer. He had one line.
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?”