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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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7th Jun '15 12:02:25 AM LaptopGuy
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Sometimes an actor can have a star making role in one country (usually their homeland) and a different star making role on a more global basis. For example, Creator/ChristophWaltz was known for years in Germany and Austria before ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' made him a household name to international audiences.

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Sometimes an actor can have a star making role in one country (usually their homeland) and a different star making role on a more global basis. For example, Creator/ChristophWaltz was known for years in Germany and Austria before ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' made him a household name to international audiences.
audiences. And Creator/MarionCotillard became a star with ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement'' in France before ''Film/LaVieEnRose'' and her Oscar win made her a star abroad.
9th May '15 8:46:18 PM LaptopGuy
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Sometimes an actor can have a star making role in one country (usually their homeland) and a different star making role on a more global basis. For example, Christoph Waltz was known for years in Germany and Austria before ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' made him a household name to international audiences.

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Sometimes an actor can have a star making role in one country (usually their homeland) and a different star making role on a more global basis. For example, Christoph Waltz Creator/ChristophWaltz was known for years in Germany and Austria before ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' made him a household name to international audiences.
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