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7th Aug '17 2:25:11 PM Caps-luna
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* More than a decade before he would become the infamous voice of Darth Vader, '''Creator/JamesEarlJones''' was the bombardier in ''Film/DrStrangeLove''. He wasn't even a notable in theater at the time.
1st Aug '17 11:55:19 AM Jhamin
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* Fans of ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' can find '''Victor Garber''' in the oddest places -- including a few episodes of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', on the deck of ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', as a well-wisher in ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'', Chairman of the [[SeriousBuisness Wool Council]] on ''Series/{{ThirtyRock}}'' and in one episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as the eponymous character's very English butler. He even played Liberace and Creator/ErnestHemingway in '80s biopics. Oh, and he was ''Christ'' in ''Film/{{Godspell}}''.

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* Fans of ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' can find '''Victor Garber''' in the oddest places -- including a few episodes of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', on the deck of ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', as a well-wisher in ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'', Chairman of the [[SeriousBuisness [[SeriousBusiness Wool Council]] on ''Series/{{ThirtyRock}}'' and in one episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as the eponymous character's very English butler. He even played Liberace and Creator/ErnestHemingway in '80s biopics. Oh, and he was ''Christ'' in ''Film/{{Godspell}}''.
1st Aug '17 11:52:48 AM Jhamin
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* Fans of ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' can find '''Victor Garber''' in the oddest places -- including a few episodes of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', on the deck of ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', as a well-wisher in ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'', and in one episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as the eponymous character's very English butler. He even played Liberace and Creator/ErnestHemingway in '80s biopics. Oh, and he was ''Christ'' in ''Film/{{Godspell}}''.

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* Fans of ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' can find '''Victor Garber''' in the oddest places -- including a few episodes of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', on the deck of ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', as a well-wisher in ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'', Chairman of the [[SeriousBuisness Wool Council]] on ''Series/{{ThirtyRock}}'' and in one episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as the eponymous character's very English butler. He even played Liberace and Creator/ErnestHemingway in '80s biopics. Oh, and he was ''Christ'' in ''Film/{{Godspell}}''.
1st Aug '17 10:17:21 AM Premonition45
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* '''Michael Madsen''' made his film debut in ''Film/WarGames'' as a missile silo officer, whose disagreement with his superior officer, a pre-''[[Series/TheWestWing West Wing]] John Spencer, persuades NORAD to replace all missile operators with the WOPR supercomputer system.

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* '''Michael Madsen''' made his film debut in ''Film/WarGames'' as a missile silo officer, whose disagreement with his superior officer, a pre-''[[Series/TheWestWing West Wing]] Wing]]'' John Spencer, persuades NORAD to replace all missile operators with the WOPR supercomputer system.
1st Aug '17 10:16:45 AM Premonition45
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* '''Michael Madsen''' made his film debut in ''Film/WarGames'' as a missile silo officer, whose disagreement with his superior officer, a pre-''[[Series/TheWestWing West Wing]] John Spencer, persuades NORAD to replace all missile operators with the WOPR supercomputer system.
26th Jul '17 8:36:38 PM jormis29
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* Before her StarMakingRole as Mantis in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', '''Pom Klementieff''' appeared as Creator/SharltoCopley's {{Bodyguard Babe|s}} in the American remake of ''Film/{{Oldboy|2013}}''.

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* Before her StarMakingRole as Mantis in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', '''Pom Klementieff''' '''Creator/PomKlementieff''' appeared as Creator/SharltoCopley's {{Bodyguard Babe|s}} in the American remake of ''Film/{{Oldboy|2013}}''.
22nd Jul '17 10:44:48 AM AreYouTyler
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* Long before he was Film/{{Ferris Bueller|sDayOff}}, a young '''Creator/MatthewBroderick''' played Mouse in ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}.''

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* Long A year before he was Film/{{Ferris Bueller|sDayOff}}, a young '''Creator/MatthewBroderick''' played Mouse in ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}.'''' and was the lead character in ''Film/WarGames''.


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* '''Jen Taylor''', long before she became the voice of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]] and [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Cortana]], was the voice of Sunny Day, Luanne Lui, and Billyjean Blackwood in the ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' series.
18th Jul '17 1:09:03 AM MoonlightBomber
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* Before he was [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Vaan]], '''Bobby Edner''' first appeared in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDl9ZMfj6aE music video]] for Alien Ant Farm's cover of [[Music/MichaelJackson "Smooth Criminal"]].
14th Jul '17 9:09:55 PM merotoker
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** He also co-starred in ''Film/DriveThru'' with '''Creator/LeightonMeester'''

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** He also co-starred in ''Film/DriveThru'' with '''Creator/LeightonMeester''' '''Creator/LeightonMeester'''.



** Major Mitchell, a minor yet important role in ''Film/IndependenceDay''

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** Major Mitchell, a minor yet important role in ''Film/IndependenceDay''''Film/IndependenceDay''.



* '''Creator/JonathanBanks''' played the boy in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTEOpEGvcKA&t=84s an educational film on mensturation]] before he played Frank [=McPike=] on ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}'' and he played both before he became best known as Mike Ehrmantraut on ''Series/BreakingBad'' and ''Series/BetterCallSaul''.

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* '''Creator/JonathanBanks''' played the boy in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTEOpEGvcKA&t=84s an educational film on mensturation]] menstruation]] before he played Frank [=McPike=] on ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}'' and he played both before he became best known as Mike Ehrmantraut on ''Series/BreakingBad'' and ''Series/BetterCallSaul''.



** For TV, he had some minor roles in an episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''Film/EnemyOfTheState'', and some early episodes of ''Series/MrShow''. He's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_AtNY0bYAA a big fan]] of ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}''.

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** For TV, he had some minor roles in an episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''Film/EnemyOfTheState'', and some early episodes of ''Series/MrShow''. He's also [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_AtNY0bYAA com/watch?v=QaQSwO21QKg a big fan]] of ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}''.



* Before he was [[Film/FortyTwo Jackie Robinson]] or the Comicbook/BlackPanther, '''Creator/ChadwickBoseman''' had one-off roles in various police procedurals and crime dramas like ''Series/ThirdWatch'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' and ''Series/{{Justified}}''.

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* Before he was [[Film/FortyTwo Jackie Robinson]] or the Comicbook/BlackPanther, '''Creator/ChadwickBoseman''' had one-off roles in various police procedurals and crime dramas like ''Series/ThirdWatch'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' and ''Series/{{Justified}}''.



* Long before he was [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller]], a young '''Creator/MatthewBroderick''' played Mouse in ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}.''

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* Long before he was [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller]], Film/{{Ferris Bueller|sDayOff}}, a young '''Creator/MatthewBroderick''' played Mouse in ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}.''



* '''Music/MirandaCosgrove''' become widely known due to her role on ''Series/ICarly'', but she was Megan, one of the main characters in the earlier ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', a guest on ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', Summer Hathaway in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', and finally Young Lana Lang, at the age of 5, on ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.

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* '''Music/MirandaCosgrove''' '''Creator/MirandaCosgrove''' become widely known due to her role on ''Series/ICarly'', but she was Megan, one of the main characters in the earlier ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', a guest on ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', Summer Hathaway in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', and finally Young Lana Lang, at the age of 5, on ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.



** And as a soap actress in ''Film/{{Tootsie}}''

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** And as a soap actress in ''Film/{{Tootsie}}''''Film/{{Tootsie}}''.



* Guess who '''Rupert Everett''' of ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' voiced in ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' movies? [[EvilPrince Prince Charming]].
* Before she was a [[Film/TheHouseBunny house bunny]], or [[WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs Sam Sparks]], for that matter, '''Anna Faris''' did voice work for ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' and was in a 1991 TV movie known as ''Deception: A Mother's Secret''.

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* Guess who '''Rupert Everett''' of ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' voiced in ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' movies? [[EvilPrince [[TheEvilPrince Prince Charming]].
* Before she was a [[Film/TheHouseBunny house bunny]], or [[WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs Sam Sparks]], for that matter, '''Anna Faris''' '''Creator/AnnaFaris''' did voice work for ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' and was in a 1991 TV movie known as ''Deception: A Mother's Secret''.



* '''Teri Hatcher''' was a "Mermaid" (showgirl) in the final season of ''Series/TheLoveBoat''.

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* '''Teri Hatcher''' '''Creator/TeriHatcher''' was a "Mermaid" (showgirl) in the final season of ''Series/TheLoveBoat''.



* It's a little creepy to watch '''Creator/FamkeJanssen''' pursue a romantic relationship with [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard]] 8 years before hanging out with [[Film/XMen Professor X at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning]].

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* It's a little creepy to watch '''Creator/FamkeJanssen''' pursue a romantic relationship with [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard]] 8 years before hanging out with [[Film/XMen [[Film/XMenFilmSeries Professor X at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning]].



** She had a blink-and-you'd-miss-it role on Series/{{Monk}} as a mascot, in which she has no lines and only takes off her head for a moment.

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** She had a blink-and-you'd-miss-it role on Series/{{Monk}} ''Series/{{Monk}}'' as a mascot, in which she has no lines and only takes off her head for a moment.



* Before she was famous, ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' and ''Series/JessicaJones'' star '''Creator/CarrieAnneMoss''' was a [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]] with [[SplitPersonality Dissociative Identity Disorder]] in an episode of ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''.

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* Before she was famous, ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' and ''Series/JessicaJones'' ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' star '''Creator/CarrieAnneMoss''' was a [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]] {{stalker|WithACrush}} with [[SplitPersonality Dissociative Identity Disorder]] in an episode of ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''.



** He was also [[Comics/ArchieComics Archie Andrews]] in the series ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries''.

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** He was also [[Comics/ArchieComics [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie Andrews]] in the series ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries''.



* Before offing zombies in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' '''Creator/NormanReedus''' was one half of a pair of revenge seeking brothers in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''

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* Before offing zombies in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' '''Creator/NormanReedus''' was one half of a pair of revenge seeking brothers in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''''Film/TheBoondockSaints''.
10th Jul '17 7:14:16 AM AsForMyHandle
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Then you see an old rerun of ''Series/TheXFiles''. There he is! Or you come upon the movie ''The Cutting Edge'' on cable. There he is! Or ''Film/TheRocketeer''. Or ''Film/HeavensGate''. Or that other episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' he was in, [[YouLookFamiliar playing someone else]]. Or ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', when he played a very tough admiral. Or ''Series/{{JAG}}'' where he played another admiral who was very tough. Or ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'', playing [[RuleOfThree someone else yet again]]. Or the other 94 things he was in.

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Then you see an old rerun of ''Series/TheXFiles''. There he is! Or you come upon the movie ''The Cutting Edge'' on cable. There he is! Or ''Film/TheRocketeer''. Or ''Film/HeavensGate''. Or that other episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' he was in, [[YouLookFamiliar playing someone else]]. Or ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', when he played a very tough admiral. Or ''Series/{{JAG}}'' where he played another admiral who was very tough. Or ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'', playing [[RuleOfThree someone else yet again]].again. Or the other 94 things he was in.
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