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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, had hits like ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape'' (which gave him an Oscar nomination) and ''Film/RomeoAndJuliet'' on his resume, but ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' shot him to worldwide megastardom. Same deal with Creator/KateWinslet, who also had an Oscar nomination for ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'', but was arguably even less known than [=DiCaprio=] prior to ''Titanic.''

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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, had hits like ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape'' (which gave him an Oscar nomination) and ''Film/RomeoAndJuliet'' ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' on his resume, but ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' shot him to worldwide megastardom. Same deal with Creator/KateWinslet, who also had an Oscar nomination for ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'', but was arguably even less known than [=DiCaprio=] prior to ''Titanic.''


* Creator/VinceVaughn in ''Film/{{Swingers}}''. He would later be famous for ToddPhillips movies in OldSchool and StarskyAndHutch and become a marketable leading man in Creator/FratPack films like DodgeBallATrueUnderDogStory and ''Film/WeddingCrashers''.

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* Creator/VinceVaughn in ''Film/{{Swingers}}''. He would later be famous for ToddPhillips Creator/ToddPhillips movies in OldSchool ''Film/OldSchool'' and StarskyAndHutch ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' and become a marketable leading man in Creator/FratPack films like DodgeBallATrueUnderDogStory ''Film/DodgeBallATrueUnderDogStory'' and ''Film/WeddingCrashers''.


* Creator/AlPacino, Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/RobertDuvall, John Cazale, and Talia Shire (coupled with ''Film/{{Rocky}}) in ''Film/TheGodfather''.

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* Creator/AlPacino, Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/RobertDuvall, John Cazale, and Talia Shire (coupled with ''Film/{{Rocky}}) ''Film/{{Rocky}}'') in ''Film/TheGodfather''.


** Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan (coupled with ''Me And Orsen Welles'') in ''Film/TheBigSick''.

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** Kumail Nanjiani Creator/KumailNanjiani and Zoe Kazan Creator/ZoeKazan (coupled with ''Me And Orsen Welles'') in ''Film/TheBigSick''.



* Creator/HughJackman and Creator/JamesMarsden in ''Film/XMen1''.

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* Creator/HughJackman Creator/HughJackman, Creator/RebeccaRomijn, and Creator/JamesMarsden in ''Film/XMen1''.



* Creator/MarkWahlberg, Creator/HeatherGraham, and Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman in ''Film/BoogieNights''.

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* Creator/MarkWahlberg, Creator/HeatherGraham, Creator/ThomasJane, and Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman in ''Film/BoogieNights''.



* Creator/BrieLarson in ''Film/{{Room}}'' and ''Film/CaptainMarvel''. Larson's been acting for years beforehand , appearing in hits like ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'' and ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', and has had a following in the indie circuit thanks to ''Short Term 12''. However, her performance as "Ma" in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's popular novel earned her a Best Actress Oscar, leading her to land the role of Carol Danvers in Marvelís billion dollar blockbuster. ''Room'' is also the breakout for for Jacob Tremblay.

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* Creator/BrieLarson in ''Film/{{Room}}'' and ''Film/CaptainMarvel''.''Film/{{Room}}''. Larson's been acting for years beforehand , appearing in hits like ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'' and ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', and has had a following in the indie circuit thanks to ''Short Term 12''. However, her performance as "Ma" in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's popular novel earned her a Best Actress Oscar, leading her to land the role of Carol Danvers ComicBook/CarolDanvers in Marvelís billion dollar blockbuster.''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''[='=]s ''Film/CaptainMarvel2019''. ''Room'' is also the breakout for for Jacob Tremblay.




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* Creator/RosaSalazar as the eponymous ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel''.

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* Creator/MarisaTomei in ''Film/MyCousinVinny'', which won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


* Creator/BrieLarson in ''Film/{{Room}}''. Larson's been acting for years beforehand , appearing in hits like ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'' and ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', and has had a following in the indie circuit thanks to ''Short Term 12''. However, her performance as "Ma" in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's popular novel earned her a Best Actress Oscar. ''Room'' is now almost universally remembered as Larson's breakout role. The same can be said for Jacob Tremblay.

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* Creator/BrieLarson in ''Film/{{Room}}''.''Film/{{Room}}'' and ''Film/CaptainMarvel''. Larson's been acting for years beforehand , appearing in hits like ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'' and ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', and has had a following in the indie circuit thanks to ''Short Term 12''. However, her performance as "Ma" in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's popular novel earned her a Best Actress Oscar. Oscar, leading her to land the role of Carol Danvers in Marvelís billion dollar blockbuster. ''Room'' is now almost universally remembered as Larson's also the breakout role. The same can be said for for Jacob Tremblay.




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* Madison Iseman in ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle''.
* Olivia Cooke in ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne''.
* Nick Robinson in ''Film/JurassicWorld''.
* Justice Smith In ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom'' and ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu''.
* Kathryn Newton in ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu''.


* Creator/JeffGoldblum in ''Film/TheFly1986'' and ''Film/JurassicPark''. The former proved just how talented a performer who, up to that point, had mostly done ensemble pieces and secondary roles really was; the latter was a massive international blockbuster. It should be noted that both characters are GibberingGenius scientists, albeit with very different personalities (Seth Brundle is {{Adorkable)) -- at least pre-metamorphosis -- while Ian Malcolm is a DeadpanSnarker).

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* Creator/JeffGoldblum in ''Film/TheFly1986'' and ''Film/JurassicPark''. The former proved just how talented a performer who, up to that point, had mostly done ensemble pieces and secondary roles really was; the latter was a massive international blockbuster. It should be noted that both characters are GibberingGenius scientists, albeit with very different personalities (Seth Brundle is {{Adorkable)) {{Adorkable}} -- at least pre-metamorphosis -- while Ian Malcolm is a DeadpanSnarker).


* Creator/JeffGoldblum in ''Film/TheFly1986'' and ''Film/JurassicPark''. The former proved just how talented a performer who, up to that point, had mostly done ensemble pieces and secondary roles really was; the latter was a massive international blockbuster.

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* Creator/JeffGoldblum in ''Film/TheFly1986'' and ''Film/JurassicPark''. The former proved just how talented a performer who, up to that point, had mostly done ensemble pieces and secondary roles really was; the latter was a massive international blockbuster. It should be noted that both characters are GibberingGenius scientists, albeit with very different personalities (Seth Brundle is {{Adorkable)) -- at least pre-metamorphosis -- while Ian Malcolm is a DeadpanSnarker).



* Creator/GeenaDavis in ''Film/TheFly1986''.

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* Creator/GeenaDavis in ''Film/TheFly1986''. Up to that point she'd only had secondary/tertiary roles in three movies and was best known if at all for her work on television, mostly in sitcoms; this proved she could handle much meatier roles on a larger canvas.


* Creator/MichaelJFox in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he was already known from ''Series/FamilyTies'' but even that didn't become the mega-hit it was until after the film was released). Also for Creator/LeaThompson and Creator/CrispinGlover.

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* Creator/MichaelJFox in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he was already known from ''Series/FamilyTies'' but even that didn't become the mega-hit it was until after the film was released). Also for Creator/LeaThompson Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/CrispinGlover and Creator/CrispinGlover.Creator/ThomasFWilson.


* Creator/AlPacino, Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/DianeKeaton and Creator/RobertDuvall in ''Film/TheGodfather''.

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* Creator/AlPacino, Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/DianeKeaton Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/RobertDuvall, John Cazale, and Creator/RobertDuvall Talia Shire (coupled with ''Film/{{Rocky}}) in ''Film/TheGodfather''.


* Creator/JoshBrolin had ''Film/TheGoonies'' in 1985. His film career, while still popular for a while died down in 2012, until he played Thanos in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' and Cable in ''Film/Deadpool2''.

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* Creator/JoshBrolin had ''Film/TheGoonies'' in 1985. His film career, while still popular for a while died down Following this, he continued to work steadily, getting roles in 2012, films such as ''Film/{{Mimic}}'' and ''Film/HollowMan'', but it wasn't until his starring role in ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' that he played Thanos in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' and Cable in ''Film/Deadpool2''.shot to the top of the A-list.


* Creator/JamesEarlJones in ''The Great White Hope''.

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* Creator/JamesEarlJones in ''The Great White Hope''.''Theatre/TheGreatWhiteHope''.


* Creator/MerylStreep in ''Fim/KramerVsKramer''.

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* Creator/MerylStreep in ''Fim/KramerVsKramer''.''Film/KramerVsKramer''.


* Creator/EmmaStone as a leading lady in {{Easy A}}.

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* Creator/EmmaStone as a leading lady in {{Easy A}}.''Film/EasyA''.


* Creator/VivienLeigh in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. Creator/ClarkGable, who many incorrectly assume also broke out with this film, was already established at that point.

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* Creator/VivienLeigh in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' on the international scene. She already had some renown for native British films and in theater prior Creator/ClarkGable, who many incorrectly assume also broke out with this film, was already established at that point.

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