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* '''Creator/RichardArmitage''' had two lines in Film/ThePhantomMenace, followed by several years of minor supporting roles on British television that have since been almost entirely forgotten. All of this years before his international breakout role as Thorin Oakenshield in Film/TheHobbit.

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* '''Creator/RichardArmitage''' had two lines in Film/ThePhantomMenace, ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', followed by several years of minor supporting roles on British television that have since been almost entirely forgotten. All of this years before his international breakout role as Thorin Oakenshield in Film/TheHobbit.''Film/TheHobbit''.



* '''Creator/GaryBusey''' had a tiny role as a construction worker in ''Film/ThunderboltAndLightfoot''.



** Speaking of Bruce, Chan also appeared in ''Film/FistOfFury'' as a Chinese martial arts student, as well as doubling for the BigBad when he gets kicked through a window.



* '''Creator/RobbieColtrane''' appeared in ''Film/FlashGordon1980'' as a man at the air field and was one of the thieves in ''Film/{{Krull}}''.



* '''Steve Coogan''', best known as inept, sociopathic broadcaster Alan Partridge in the radio series ''On the Hour'' and its TV adaptation ''Series/TheDayToday'' and its many Partridge-centric spinoffs, appeared in the 1989 series of game show ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'' as the "resident comedian" in the specially shot sketches for the Observation round.

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* '''Steve Coogan''', '''Creator/SteveCoogan''', best known as inept, sociopathic broadcaster Alan Partridge in the radio series ''On the Hour'' and its TV adaptation ''Series/TheDayToday'' and its many Partridge-centric spinoffs, appeared in the 1989 series of game show ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'' as the "resident comedian" in the specially shot sketches for the Observation round.



** She also played an alien pen pal to Data in an early episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Given that her people were in crisis, her role is fairly significant.

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** She also played an alien pen pal to Data in an early th ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''."[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E15PenPals}} Pen Pals]]". Given that her people were in crisis, her role is fairly significant.



** Daniel Craig appeared as a minor baddie in ''Series/{{Sharpe}}''.

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** Daniel Craig He appeared as a minor baddie in ''Series/{{Sharpe}}''.



** He was also in an episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' as an anti-Semite, dying a slow and agonizing death as a result of secret US Navy ELF transmitters, who takes Mulder hostage. That episode was written by Vince Gilligan, who would later create ''Series/BreakingBad''; he claims Cranston's performance in that episode is what inspired him to cast him as Walter White.
** He appeared as the admiral in ''Series/{{Babylon 5}}'' who went on a suicide mission.
** And, as he revealed on an episode of ''Series/TheColbertReport'', he voiced several [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. The original Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston, was named for him. This eventually came full circle when he was cast as Zordon in Film/PowerRangers2017.

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** He was also in an episode of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "[[Recap/TheXFilesS06E02Drive Drive]]" as an anti-Semite, dying a slow and agonizing death as a result of secret US Navy ELF transmitters, who takes Mulder hostage. That episode was written by Vince Gilligan, who would later create ''Series/BreakingBad''; he claims Cranston's performance in that episode is what inspired him to cast him as Walter White.
** He appeared as in the admiral in ''Series/{{Babylon 5}}'' episode "[[{{Recap/BabylonFiveS04E05TheLongNight}} The Long Night]]" as the admiral who went on a suicide mission.
** And, as he revealed on an episode of ''Series/TheColbertReport'', he voiced several [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. The original Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston, was named for him. This eventually came full circle when he was cast as Zordon in Film/PowerRangers2017.''Film/PowerRangers2017''.



* '''Creator/WillemDafoe''' made his film debut as an extra in ''Film/HeavensGate''. He's visible in the cock-fight.
** He's also one the youths at the phone booth in ''Film/TheHunger''.



* '''Josh Dallas''', before he became well-known for portraying Fandral in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and PrinceCharming in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', had a brief but memorable turn as "[[InterfaceWithAFamiliarFace Node 2]]" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Silence in the Library". (He was billed as Joshua Dallas at the time; it was one of his first roles after graduating from the Royal Shakespeare Company and before returning to the US.)

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* '''Josh Dallas''', before he became well-known for portraying Fandral in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and PrinceCharming in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', had a brief but memorable turn as "[[InterfaceWithAFamiliarFace Node 2]]" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Silence "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary Silence in the Library".Library]]". (He was billed as Joshua Dallas at the time; it was one of his first roles after graduating from the Royal Shakespeare Company and before returning to the US.))
* '''Creator/CharlesDance''' made his film debut in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' as the henchman Claus.



* Creator/PeterDavison made a pre-fame guest appearance in an episode of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople1973'' that involved being manacled half-naked to a wall.

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* Creator/PeterDavison '''Creator/PeterDavison''' made a pre-fame guest appearance in an episode of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople1973'' that involved being manacled half-naked to a wall.



* '''Creator/FeliciaDay''' appeared in ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'' well before ''WebVideo/{{Doctor Horrible|sSingALongBlog}}'' and ''WebVideo/TheGuild''.

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* '''Creator/FeliciaDay''' appeared in ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' well before ''WebVideo/{{Doctor Horrible|sSingALongBlog}}'' and ''WebVideo/TheGuild''.



* '''Creator/JohnDeLancie''': whos that debonair guy Alastair who keeps popping up at the party in ''Literature/TheThornBirds''? Why its none other than Q out of Star Trek.

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* '''Creator/JohnDeLancie''': whos Whos that debonair guy Alastair who keeps popping up at the party in ''Literature/TheThornBirds''? Why its none other than Q out of Star Trek.''Star Trek''.



* '''Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio''' had a tiny part as one of Darlene's classmates on ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' before his larger roles on ''Parenthood'' (1990) and ''Series/GrowingPains''. ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' featured a number of people who would later go on to bigger, more recognizable parts. Some examples: Tobey Maguire, Creator/AlysonHannigan, Stephen Dorff, Jena Malone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Creator/DotMarieJones, and several others.

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* '''Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio''' had a tiny part as one of Darlene's classmates on ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' before his larger roles on ''Parenthood'' (1990) and ''Series/GrowingPains''. ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' featured a number of people who would later go on to bigger, more recognizable parts. Some examples: Tobey Maguire, Creator//TobeyMaguire, Creator/AlysonHannigan, Stephen Dorff, Jena Malone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, Creator/DotMarieJones, and several others.



** She also appears as a child in a season 7 episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
* '''Creator/ElizaDushku''', a.k.a. Faith from ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', appeared as Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's teenage daughter in ''Film/TrueLies''. Also in a fun example, she and Creator/AmberBenson, a.k.a. Tara in ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', were both in the movie ''Bye Bye Love''.

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** She also appears as a child in a season 7 the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
"[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E6DarkPage}} Dark Page]]".
** She was Creator/TomHanks' daughter in ''Film/TheBonfireOfTheVanities''.
* '''Creator/ElizaDushku''', a.k.a. Faith from ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', appeared as Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's teenage daughter in ''Film/TrueLies''. Also in a fun example, she and Creator/AmberBenson, a.k.a. Tara in ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', were both in the movie ''Bye Bye Love''.



* Guess who '''Rupert Everett'' of '''Series/{{Homeland}}'' voiced in ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' movies? [[EvilPrince Prince Charming]].

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* Guess who '''Rupert Everett'' of '''Series/{{Homeland}}'' ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' voiced in ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' movies? [[EvilPrince Prince Charming]].



* Pre-[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]] '''Creator/JonathanFrakes''' was on an episode of ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' in 1986.

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* Pre-[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Pre-''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]] Generation]]'' '''Creator/JonathanFrakes''' was on an episode of ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' in 1986.



* '''Creator/AndrewGarfield''' appeared in a ''Series/DoctorWho'' double episode 3 years before starring in ''Film/TheSocialNetwork''.

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* '''Creator/AndrewGarfield''' appeared in a the ''Series/DoctorWho'' double episode 3 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan Daleks in Manhattan]]" / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E5EvolutionOfTheDaleks Evolution of the Daleks]]" three years before starring in ''Film/TheSocialNetwork''.



* '''Creator/DannyGlover''' made his film debut in ''Film/EscapeFromAlkatraz'' as an inmate who hands Creator/ClintEastwood a book.



** And as Woody Allen's childhood self in ''Film/RadioDays''.
* '''Clark Gregg''' became famous playing Agent Phil Coulson in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, which makes it very weird to see Gregg in old episodes of ''Series/TheWestWing''. In ''The West Wing'' Gregg plays FBI Special Agent Casper, whose deferential but sarcastic demeanor makes the two characters seem almost identical.

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** And as Woody Allen's Creator/WoodyAllen's childhood self in ''Film/RadioDays''.
* '''Clark Gregg''' '''Creator/ClarkGregg''' became famous playing Agent Phil Coulson in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, which makes it very weird to see Gregg in old episodes of ''Series/TheWestWing''. In ''The West Wing'' Gregg plays FBI Special Agent Casper, whose deferential but sarcastic demeanor makes the two characters seem almost identical.



** Gregg also appeared as Mike Tyson's trainer, Kevin, in the 1995 HBO docudrama ''Series/{{Tyson}}''.

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** Gregg also appeared as Mike Tyson's UsefulNotes/MikeTyson's trainer, Kevin, in the 1995 HBO docudrama ''Series/{{Tyson}}''.



* A very young '''Jake Gyllenhaal''' as the son of a VictimOfTheWeek in a ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' episode (2x01) directed by his father.

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* '''Creator/ChristopherGuest''' made an early appearance in ''Film/DeathWish'' as a police officer.
* A very young '''Jake Gyllenhaal''' '''Creator/JakeGyllenhaal''' as the son of a VictimOfTheWeek in a ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' episode (2x01) directed by his father.



* Oscar nominee '''Jackie Earle Haley''' was the voice of young Jamie Boyle in the 1972 syndicated cartoon ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome''.

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* Oscar nominee '''Jackie Earle Haley''' '''Creator/JackieEarleHaley''' was the voice of young Jamie Boyle in the 1972 syndicated cartoon ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome''.



* '''Creator/RichardHarris''' had a brief cameo in ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone'' as a member of the Australian Air Force.



* '''Creator/AudreyHepburn''''s brief appearance in the opening scene of ''Film/TheLavenderHillMob'' as Alec Guinness's paramour. The same year she instantly became a smash success with ''Film/RomanHoliday''.

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* '''Creator/LanceHenriksen''' had small parts in great movies - an FBI agent in ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'', a lawyer in ''Film/{{Network}}'' and a construction worker in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
* '''Creator/AudreyHepburn''''s brief appearance in the opening scene of ''Film/TheLavenderHillMob'' as Alec Guinness's Creator/AlecGuinness's paramour. The same year she instantly became a smash success with ''Film/RomanHoliday''.



* '''Stephanie Jacobsen''' had a tiny role in the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Incubator" as one of Scorpius's nurses/"assistants", years before her prominent genre roles as Kendra in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and Jesse in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''.

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* '''Stephanie Jacobsen''' had a tiny role in the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Incubator" "[[{{Recap/FarscapeS03E11Incubator}} Incubator]]" as one of Scorpius's nurses/"assistants", years before her prominent genre roles as Kendra in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and Jesse in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''.



* As Creator/WilWheaton regularly reminds us, he got some lip action with a pre-famous '''Creator/AshleyJudd''' in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' episode "The Game".

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* As Creator/WilWheaton regularly reminds us, he got some lip action with a pre-famous '''Creator/AshleyJudd''' in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' episode "The Game"."[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E6TheGame}} The Game]]".



* '''Creator/JohnLeguizamo''' was one of the terrorists in ''Film/DieHard2''.



* '''Creator/JoannaLumley''' is one of Blofeld's Angels of Death in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. Her voice is recognisable.



* '''Creator/RikMayall''' is one of the patrons of the Slaughtered Lamb in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.



* Years before ''Film/HappyGilmore'', '''Creator/ChristopherMcDonald''' appeared as Lieutenant Richard Castillo in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Yesterday's Enterprise".

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* Years before ''Film/HappyGilmore'', '''Creator/ChristopherMcDonald''' appeared as Lieutenant Richard Castillo in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Yesterday's Enterprise"."[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E15YesterdaysEnterprise}} Yesterday's Enterprise]]".



** For other movies, he had a similar role in the environmental film ''Film/OnDeadlyGround''. He was also a member of the S.W.A.T. team in ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', one of the leads in the movie adaption of ''Series/Car54WhereAreYou'', a marine in ''Film/TheRock'', a sergeant in ''Film/{{Platoon}}'', Bob Slydell in ''Film/OfficeSpace'', a Jim Rome expy in ''Any Given Sunday'', and he appeared as Creator/CharlieSheen's coworker in ''Film/WallStreet''.

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** For other movies, he had a similar role in the environmental film ''Film/OnDeadlyGround''. He was also a member of the S.W.A.T. team in ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', one of the leads in the movie adaption of ''Series/Car54WhereAreYou'', a marine in ''Film/TheRock'', a sergeant in ''Film/{{Platoon}}'', Bob Slydell in ''Film/OfficeSpace'', a Jim Rome expy in ''Any Given Sunday'', ''Film/AnyGivenSunday'', and he appeared as Creator/CharlieSheen's coworker in ''Film/WallStreet''.



* '''Alyssa Milano''' played Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's daughter in ''Film/{{Commando}}''.

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* '''Alyssa Milano''' '''Creator/AlyssaMilano''' played Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's daughter in ''Film/{{Commando}}''.



* Creator/JenniferMorrison had her first role as one of Santa's helpers in the remake of ''Film/MiracleOn33thStreet''.
* '''Creator/ViggoMortensen''' of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a nonspeaking role as an Amish farmer in ''Witness''.

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* Creator/JenniferMorrison '''Creator/JenniferMorrison''' had her first role as one of Santa's helpers in the remake of ''Film/MiracleOn33thStreet''.
''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet''.
* '''Creator/ViggoMortensen''' of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a nonspeaking role as an Amish farmer in ''Witness''.''Film/{{Witness}}''.



** Also, ''The Mission''.

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** Also, ''The Mission''.''Film/TheMission''.



* '''Creator/MasiOka''', best known as the {{Adorkable}} Hiro Nakamura from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' and Max from the ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' reboot, had previously played Franklin on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' and had a bit part in ''Film/AustinPowers'', where he insisted the monster was most definitely ''not'' Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.

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* '''Creator/MasiOka''', best known as the {{Adorkable}} Hiro Nakamura from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' and Max from the ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' reboot, had previously played Franklin on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' and had a bit part in ''Film/AustinPowers'', ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'', where he insisted the monster was most definitely ''not'' Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.



** He was also a dickish Starfleet admiral in the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] episode "The Pegasus".

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** He was Captain Minardi in ''Film/HeavensGate''.
** He was also a dickish Starfleet admiral in the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] episode "The Pegasus"." [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E11ThePegasus}} The Pegasus]]".



** And Howard Hughes (yes, THAT Howard Hughes) in ''Film/TheRocketeer''.

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** And Howard Hughes UsefulNotes/HowardHughes (yes, THAT Howard Hughes) in ''Film/TheRocketeer''.



** Speaking of Ahnuld, he's an Interceptor in ''Film/{{Commando}}''.



* '''John Ratzenberger''' had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in the missile control room in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' several years before his breakout role of Cliff Clavin on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.

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* '''John Ratzenberger''' '''Creator/JohnRatzenberger''' had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in the missile control room in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' several years before his breakout role of Cliff Clavin on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.



* Before his role as [[Film/LesMiserables2012 Marius]] and [[Film/TheTheoryOfEverything Stephen Hawking]], '''Eddie Redmayne''' plays the son of Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie who overheard some CIA secrets in Robert De Niro's 2006 film, ''The Good Shepard''.

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* Before his role as [[Film/LesMiserables2012 Marius]] and [[Film/TheTheoryOfEverything Stephen Hawking]], '''Eddie Redmayne''' '''Creator/EddieRedmayne''' plays the son of Matt Damon Creator/MattDamon and Angelina Jolie Creator/AngelinaJolie who overheard some CIA secrets in Robert De Niro's Creator/RobertDeNiro's 2006 film, ''The Good Shepard''.''Film/TheGoodShepard''.



* '''Giovanni Ribisi''' had one of those moments in ''Series/{{Friends}}'', compared to his recurring role later on the series; he grabs a condom out of Phoebe's guitar case in one episode. [[YouLookFamiliar Later that season]], he plays her half-brother. He also had one of these moments on ''Series/TheXFiles''.

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* '''Giovanni Ribisi''' '''Creator/GiovanniRibisi''' had one of those moments in ''Series/{{Friends}}'', compared to his recurring role later on the series; he grabs a condom out of Phoebe's guitar case in one episode. [[YouLookFamiliar Later that season]], he plays her half-brother. He also had one of these moments on ''Series/TheXFiles''.



* '''Creator/MickeyRourke''' made his film debut in ''Film/NinteenFortyOne'' as a marine during the DinerBrawl.



* Nowadays, it's a bit hard to watch "Film/TheLongGoodbye" scene where Augustine's henchmen all strip without noticing that one of them is a young '''Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger'''.
* '''David Schwimmer''' made minor appearances on ''Series/TheWonderYears'' and ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' before landing his most famous role as [[Series/{{Friends}} Ross Geller]].

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* Nowadays, it's a bit hard to watch "Film/TheLongGoodbye" ''Film/TheLongGoodbye'' scene where Augustine's henchmen all strip without noticing that one of them is a young '''Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger'''.
* '''David Schwimmer''' '''Creator/DavidSchwimmer''' made minor appearances on ''Series/TheWonderYears'' and ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' before landing his most famous role as [[Series/{{Friends}} Ross Geller]].



** Not to mention as the President of the Federation in ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|TheUndiscoveredCountry}}''. (''Website/{{Cracked}}'' summed it up perfectly: "Let us redefine progress to mean that just because we can do a thing, it does not necessarily mean we must do that thing, [[CatchPhrase dumbass!]]")

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** Not to mention as the President of the Federation in ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|TheUndiscoveredCountry}}''.''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. (''Website/{{Cracked}}'' summed it up perfectly: "Let us redefine progress to mean that just because we can do a thing, it does not necessarily mean we must do that thing, [[CatchPhrase dumbass!]]")



** He shows up in a deleted scene of ''Film/InBruges'' as a younger, flashback version of Ralph Fiennes' character.

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** He shows up in a deleted scene of ''Film/InBruges'' as a younger, flashback version of Ralph Fiennes' Creator/RalphFiennes' character.



** He was Leondegrance in ''Film/{{Excalibur}}''. Said film also had Creator/LiamNeeson (Gawain), Helen Mirren (Morgana), and Gabriel Byrne (Uther Pendragon).

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** He was Leondegrance in ''Film/{{Excalibur}}''. Said film also had Creator/LiamNeeson (Gawain), Helen Mirren Creator/HelenMirren (Morgana), and Gabriel Byrne Creator/GabrielByrne (Uther Pendragon).


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* '''Creator/DannyTreo''' played bit-parts and supporting roles in many action films and thrillers from ''Film/DeathWish4TheCrackdown'' to ''Film/MarkedForDeath'' to ''Film/KinijteForbiddenSubjects'' to ''Film/ManiacCop2'' to ''Film/{{Heat}}''. He even appeared on ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''.
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* '''Martin Clunes''' played the villain Lon in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Snakedance". One particular clip repeatedly appeared on clip shows for years afterwards because it showed him wearing a rather ridiculous alien religious ceremonial costume.


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* '''Martin Clunes''' played the villain Lon in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E2Snakedance Snakedance]]". One particular clip repeatedly appeared on clip shows for years afterwards because it showed him wearing a rather ridiculous alien religious ceremonial costume.
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* '''Creator/JimCarrey''': you might recognize him as the Axl Rose {{Expy}} in the fourth ''Film/DirtyHarry'' film, ''Film/TheDeadPool''.

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* '''Creator/JimCarrey''': you might recognize him as the Axl Rose {{Expy}} in the fourth fifth ''Film/DirtyHarry'' film, ''Film/TheDeadPool''.
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** Also starred in the short-lived, obscure 1999 sitcom {{Stark Raving Mad}}. Alongside {{Neil Patrick Harris}} and Tony Shalhoub no less.

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** Also starred in the short-lived, obscure 1999 sitcom {{Stark Raving Mad}}. ''Series/StarkRavingMad''. Alongside {{Neil Patrick Harris}} Creator/NeilPatrickHarris and Tony Shalhoub Creator/TonyShalhoub no less.



* Hey, did you know '''Tony Shalhoub''', TV's Series/{{Monk}}, played the guy who set up the "borrowed ladder" deal between Jerome and Vincent in ''Film/{{Gattaca}}''?

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* Hey, did you know '''Tony Shalhoub''', '''Creator/TonyShalhoub''', TV's Series/{{Monk}}, played the guy who set up the "borrowed ladder" deal between Jerome and Vincent in ''Film/{{Gattaca}}''?
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** Her first role was of Emily Quartermaine on ''Series/GeneralHospital''.
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** For movies, he was one of the Wasteland Scraps in ''Film/DemolitionMan'', the pilot in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'', the bully in ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'', the hero's redneck squaddie brother in ''Film/MarsAttacks'', an arms dealer in ''Film/TheJackal'', a young republican in ''Film/BobRoberts'', a bit part in ''Film/{{Airborne}}'', a weedhead in ''[[Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer I Still Know What You Did Last Summer]]'', Creator/MatthewBroderick's friend in ''Film/TheCableGuy'', and AsHimself in his band Music/TenaciousD in ''Film/BioDome''.

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** For movies, he was one of the Wasteland Scraps in ''Film/DemolitionMan'', the pilot in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'', the bully in ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'', ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIIIEscapeFromFantasia'', the hero's redneck squaddie brother in ''Film/MarsAttacks'', an arms dealer in ''Film/TheJackal'', a young republican in ''Film/BobRoberts'', a bit part in ''Film/{{Airborne}}'', a weedhead in ''[[Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer I Still Know What You Did Last Summer]]'', ''Film/IStillKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'', Creator/MatthewBroderick's friend in ''Film/TheCableGuy'', and AsHimself in his band Music/TenaciousD in ''Film/BioDome''.
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* '''John Boyega''' was a [[OneSceneWonder One Episode Wonder]] as DS Matt Devlin's killer on ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' and the star of the cult favorite ''Film/AttackTheBlock'' years before playing Finn in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.

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* '''John Boyega''' '''Creator/JohnBoyega''' was a [[OneSceneWonder One Episode Wonder]] as DS Matt Devlin's killer on ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' and the star of the cult favorite ''Film/AttackTheBlock'' years before playing Finn in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.



* '''Daisy Ridley''', an unknown when she was cast as Rey in ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'', appears in an episode of ''Series/ToastOfLondon'' as an unnamed stagehand to which Toast tells an anecdote about a brilliant actor typecast by an appearance in a laxative commercial. The show later had fun with this by having a female character who Toast fails to seduce suddenly get picked up for a lead role in the next ''Star Wars'' film.

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* '''Daisy Ridley''', '''Creator/DaisyRidley''', an unknown when she was cast as Rey in ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'', appears in an episode of ''Series/ToastOfLondon'' as an unnamed stagehand to which Toast tells an anecdote about a brilliant actor typecast by an appearance in a laxative commercial. The show later had fun with this by having a female character who Toast fails to seduce suddenly get picked up for a lead role in the next ''Star Wars'' film. She also had a small role in ''Film/TheInbetweeners2'', but [[DeletedRole all of her scenes ended up being cut]] after her commitment to ''Star Wars'' made her unavailable for reshoots.
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** He also had a bit part in an episode of ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' as a nightclub host.



** He was also the first Dr. Hamilton in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. (They've since decided that he's ''a'' Dr. Hamilton and not ''the'' Dr. Hamilton, who was a RecurringCharacter.)

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** He was also the first Dr. Hamilton in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. (They've since (They later decided that he's ''a'' he was ''[[DecompositeCharacter a]]'' Dr. Hamilton and not ''the'' Dr. Hamilton, who was a RecurringCharacter.)


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* 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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* Fans of ''Series/{{Alias}}'' can find [[PapaWolf Jack Bristow]] ('''Victor Garber''') in the oddest places, including a few episodes of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', on the deck of Film/{{Titanic|1997}}, as a wellwisher 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 [[PapaWolf Jack Bristow]] ('''Victor Garber''') '''Victor Garber''' in the oddest places, including a few episodes of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', on the deck of Film/{{Titanic|1997}}, as a wellwisher 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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