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15th Aug '16 5:10:14 PM bt8257
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Every A-List star starts somewhere. They do bit parts and [[SpearCarrier walk-on roles]]. They may be a lesser part of an EnsembleCast who becomes an EnsembleDarkhorse. They may even wind up doing [[OldShame something they may not be proud of later]]. Either way, when their memoirs are written or they sit down with [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]], ''this'' is the role that they point to and say "that's where it ''really'' started for me" -- the rise from obscurity to main player. The role may have been written for the specific purpose of making this specific person a star by showcasing their talents. More often than not, it's a case of taking the right part and running with it. This is the role they earn their name with.

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Every A-List star starts somewhere. They do bit parts and [[SpearCarrier walk-on roles]]. They may be a lesser part of an EnsembleCast who becomes an EnsembleDarkhorse. They may even wind up doing [[OldShame something they may not be proud of later]]. Either way, when their memoirs are written or they sit down with [[InsideTheActorsStudio [[Series/InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]], ''this'' is the role that they point to and say "that's where it ''really'' started for me" -- the rise from obscurity to main player. The role may have been written for the specific purpose of making this specific person a star by showcasing their talents. More often than not, it's a case of taking the right part and running with it. This is the role they earn their name with.
10th Jul '16 10:51:11 AM LaptopGuy
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** Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech, Creator/MichaelJones (as an actor) and Creator/JessicaNigri (as a voice actress) in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.

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** * Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Dunkelman (as an actress), Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech, Creator/MichaelJones (as an actor) and Creator/JessicaNigri (as a voice actress) in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.
* Emily Ratajkowski in the music video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines".
23rd Apr '16 10:57:16 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Every A-List star starts somewhere. They do bit parts and [[SpearCarrier walk-on roles]], sometimes even becoming "[[HeyItsThatGuy that guy]]". They may be a lesser part of an EnsembleCast who becomes an EnsembleDarkhorse. They may even wind up doing [[OldShame something they may not be proud of later]]. Either way, when their memoirs are written or they sit down with [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]], ''this'' is the role that they point to and say "that's where it ''really'' started for me" -- the rise from obscurity to main player. The role may have been written for the specific purpose of making this specific person a star by showcasing their talents. More often than not, it's a case of taking the right part and running with it. This is the role they earn their name with.

This isn't always a star's first role. It's not even their first film or series to be a major success. It might even become completely overshadowed by the parts it helped give them in bigger-budget productions. It's the first role where they stop being "[[HeyItsThatGuy that guy]]" and become known by their name alone.

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Every A-List star starts somewhere. They do bit parts and [[SpearCarrier walk-on roles]], sometimes even becoming "[[HeyItsThatGuy that guy]]".roles]]. They may be a lesser part of an EnsembleCast who becomes an EnsembleDarkhorse. They may even wind up doing [[OldShame something they may not be proud of later]]. Either way, when their memoirs are written or they sit down with [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]], ''this'' is the role that they point to and say "that's where it ''really'' started for me" -- the rise from obscurity to main player. The role may have been written for the specific purpose of making this specific person a star by showcasing their talents. More often than not, it's a case of taking the right part and running with it. This is the role they earn their name with.

This isn't always a star's first role. It's not even their first film or series to be a major success. It might even become completely overshadowed by the parts it helped give them in bigger-budget productions. It's the first role where they stop being "[[HeyItsThatGuy that guy]]" and become known by their name alone.
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28th Feb '16 9:32:45 PM JulianLapostat
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** Marilyn Monroe, the magazine's first ever nude model, gracing the cover of the very first issue.
29th Nov '15 10:13:28 PM LaptopGuy
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** Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech, and Creator/JessicaNigri (as a voice actress) in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.

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** Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech, Creator/MichaelJones (as an actor) and Creator/JessicaNigri (as a voice actress) in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.
29th Nov '15 10:11:56 PM LaptopGuy
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** Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, and Creator/JessicaNigri (as a voice actress) in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.

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** Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech, and Creator/JessicaNigri (as a voice actress) in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.
26th Oct '15 5:10:35 PM emeriin
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** Creator/DougWalker in ''WebOriginal/TheNostalgiaCritic''.
26th Oct '15 10:41:38 AM TropeLicious
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** Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, and Creator/JessicaNigri (as a voice actress) in ''WebAnimation/RWBY''.

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** Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, and Creator/JessicaNigri (as a voice actress) in ''WebAnimation/RWBY''.''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.
26th Oct '15 10:41:28 AM TropeLicious
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!!Web Original
** Creator/DougWalker in ''WebOriginal/TheNostalgiaCritic''.
** Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, and Creator/JessicaNigri (as a voice actress) in ''WebAnimation/RWBY''.
!!Misc
15th Jun '15 6:02:06 PM capretty
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