Ever got that nagging feeling about a celebrity which suggests you that you know things about them, but you can’t, for the life of you, remember why? Like, watching the Hunger Games and wondering why you have a feeling that Peeta is a bully or that Ben Affleck would be good at basketball? Well, almost all of the big stars had to start out small. We are here to show you the movies and shows that you have probably watched before, but you didn’t know these famous people were in them.
Ben Affleck (in Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Now, the people who are devoted fans of Buffy are suddenly questioning this article and saying “I don’t remember Batman fighting vampires!” and they are right. His role was only as a Basketball Player with a Jersey number 10.
Damon Wayans (in Beverly Hills Cop)
This is one of the big names in comedy from the nineties. It is a little-known fact that his first role was a brief cameo in the movie starring Eddie Murphy.
Brie Larson (in 13 Going on 30)
Now an Academy Award winner, Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (Brie Larson) had to start somewhere. While she was a child actress for a while before, she was actually featured as one of the Six Chicks in the movie that starred Jennifer Garner.
Ashley Benson (in 13 Going on 30)
Yet another of the Six Chicks that made it big. She is now famous for her role on the TV show Pretty Little Liars.
Tom Felton (in The Borrowers)
We wouldn’t blame anyone for failing to notice Draco Malfoy (from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) as the redheaded child named Peagreen Clock in The Borrowers.
Kristen Stewart (in The Thirteenth Year)
Josh Hutcherson (in Kicking and Screaming)
Remember the second question that we asked at the beginning of this post? Well, here is the reason for it. Josh Hutcherson played a bully in this movie, and some of us kept that in our minds. Who would have known that he would grow up into such a handsome man?
Joe Manganiello (in Spiderman)
One of the hunkiest actors today, Joe actually appeared as the bully in Spiderman desperately trying to beat up Toby Macguire. If you want, google “Joe Manganiello Spiderman, in” and you will find the following picture. Yes, it is the same guy on both sides.
Ellen Pompeo (in Catch Me if You Can)
Appearing as a gullible flight attendant, it is more than understandable why people failed to recognize her when she made a big splash portraying Doctor Meredith Grey in the hit series Grey’s Anatomy.
Eric McCormak (in Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble)
Famous for his role as a titular character Will on the NBC’s hit Will and Grace, this actor once played a father in the 1993 movie. In this movie, he plays a father to twins portrayed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Jonathan Banks (in Airplane!)
Before, he played a professional hit man in the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad. Jonathan once portrayed an operator in the hilarious 1980 parody about a traumatized pilot who had to land the plane safely. Seems like the stress of landing planes got to him and he decided to find an easier job.
Angela Bassett (in Kindergarten Cop)
An incredibly talented actress whose talent was recognized shortly after this movie when she got an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination. In Kindergarten Cop, she only once served Arnold Schwarzenegger breakfast in an airplane, right before he told an unruly child he will snap him like a pencil if he does not stop misbehaving.
Giancarlo Esposito (in Trading Places)
Giancarlo played the role of a terrifying kingpin Gus so perfectly. It is difficult to imagine him as anything else. Finding out that he appeared in the jail scene right next to Eddy Murphy really does come as a shock to many.
Jared Padalecki (in Cheaper By The Dozen)
Fans of Supernatural might not be extremely happy about seeing Sam bullying someone in a movie. But once they realize he was bullying Tom Welling, they might be able to forgive the sin since they got to see Sam bullying the Superman.
Michael Cera (in Switching Goals)
Well, if you rewatch the film, you will notice that he basically didn’t change at all. Still, he was not famous back then and you might see the movie differently knowing that you are watching Michel Cera in it.