Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were in Classic Movies and Shows

Josh Brolin In ‘The Goonies’

Unless you’re Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit or Joel Courtney in Super 8, chances are if you’re an actor, not everyone saw you in your earliest work, and you had to take some more minor roles in order to finally get noticed.

This collection shows a number of actors in some of their earliest acting gigs, and a lot of them popped up in classic movies or shows and you just didn’t realize who they were at the time. Some of these will mess with your mind, and make you want to go back and rewatch the films to catch their appearances.

You can check out the full gallery below which I believe was initially assembled over at Buzzfeed.

Seth Rogan In ‘Donnie Darko’

Adam Sandler In ‘The Cosby Show’

Hugh Laurie In ‘Friends’

Ryan Gosling In ‘Are You Afraid Of The Dark’

Stephen Colbert On ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

Jessica Alba In ‘The Secret World Of Alex Mac’

Tobey Maguire In ‘The Wizard’

Steve Buscemi In ‘Pulp Fiction’

Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) In ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’

Jack Black & Giovanni Ribisi In ‘X-Files’

Andy Samberg In ‘Arrested Development’

Ron Jeremy In ‘Ghostbusters’

John Krasinski In ‘Jarhead’

Bret Mackenzie (Flight Of The Conchords) In Lord Of The Rings

Rainn Wilson (The Office) In ‘Almost Famous’

Miley Cyrus In ‘Big Fish’

Jane Lynch In ‘The Fugitive’

Jack Nicholson In ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’

Elijah Wood In ‘Back To The Future 2’

Jeff Goldblum In ‘Annie Hall’

George Clooney In ‘Rosanne’

Nicolas Cage In ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’

Jake Gyllenhaal In ‘City Slickers’

Bill Paxton In ‘Terminator’



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  2. Erin July 19, 2011
  3. Dr. Kronner July 19, 2011
  4. Pawlit July 19, 2011
  5. Jim Lahey July 19, 2011
  6. Nox July 19, 2011
  7. Wermine July 19, 2011
  8. dan1 July 19, 2011
  9. dave July 19, 2011
  10. Darren Currie July 19, 2011
  11. ben July 19, 2011
  12. Cryder July 19, 2011
  13. Andy July 19, 2011
  14. Chris July 19, 2011
  15. callmevil July 19, 2011
  16. Nick D Pags July 19, 2011
  17. Haley July 20, 2011
  18. dude July 20, 2011
  19. Bob July 20, 2011
  20. ness July 20, 2011
  21. Mijo July 20, 2011
  22. Knyte July 20, 2011
  23. paul July 20, 2011
  24. Wite Boy July 20, 2011
  25. Charlie July 21, 2011
  26. Travis July 24, 2011
  27. fnord August 4, 2011
  28. jr August 5, 2011
  29. Reid August 25, 2011
  30. RT May 23, 2013

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