Before they were Stars

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    Havana Brown

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    I've recently seen some shows/movies where the actors were very young and figured it was probably their starting role before they were stars.

    The Outsiders - yeah, there's a ton of 'em but the ones that stood out most to me were Tom Cruise and a very young Diane Lane.

    Little Shop of Horros - Tisha Campbell (one of the background singers) before Martin.

    Popular Mechanics for Kids - a very young Elisha Cuthbert, probably around 12-13 years old.

    L Word - Leisha Haley, (Alice Pieszecki) she appearead in a yogurt commercial that I think is still running.

    So what shows, movies, commercials have you seen before they were stars?
     
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    MiakioAmy

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    I loved Quarterback Princess with Helen Hunt. Or was she already famous?
     
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    alpacaboy

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    I've always really liked "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." (Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Johnathan Silverman, Shannen Doherty) I'm not sure where this fit in the timeline with "Square Pegs," and I know HH has been acting since birth, but I don't think anyone was a huge star yet.
     
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    DougF

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    You can catch an even younger Tom Cruise in Endless Love, which I believe was his first movie.
     
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    jschuur

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    I recall reading about a series where they reenact the early beginnings of today's stars with different actors.

    It could have been an upcoming show on basic cable, but the name escapes me.
     
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    dirtypacman

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    Red Dawn :) (kind of similar/close release to Outsiders but still worth mentioning)

    Patrick Swayze
    C. Thomas Howell
    Lea Thompson
    Charlie Sheen

    to name a few
     
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    JDHutt25

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    Coming to America - Samuel L. Jackson, Eriq Lasalle.
     
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    jrinck

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    Ever catch the Dwayne Johnson (aka THE ROCK) home video from when he was around 14?

    He was a skinny, 14 year old or something, doing some goofy dance in his kitchen.
     
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    Seth Green & Alyson Hannigan in My Stepmother is an Alien.
     
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    Which also included Juliette Lewis as a friend.
     
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    Daphne Zuniga played the sister in that.
     
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    The old FOX TV show "In Living Color" had both Jim Carrey, and Jennifer Lopez (as a "Fly Girl")
     
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    Before In Living Color, you can see Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans in Earth Girls Are Easy
     
  15. G8rMan

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    I'm pretty sure Damon Wayans was in "Colors". The dude in his underwear dancing in the electronics store with the stuffed bunny on his back.
     
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    I saw Wentworth ("Michael") from Prison Break pop up in Underworld in a bit part. He had curly hair. Very odd.
     
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    Today I saw Sarah Chalke of Scrubs on a Halloween episode of Rosanne.
     
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    One of my long-forgotten ARWLs picked up "Quicksilver" from '86 with, of course, Kevin Bacon, but I was surprised to see Lawrence Fishburne (credited as Larry Fishburne, ha!).
     
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Nicolas Cage (Nicolas Coppola), Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz, and more.
     
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