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25 Celebrities You Never Knew Were in Famous Movies

07 March 2013 | Features, People Lists | by David Zou

Have you had the moment in your life that when you were re-watching a favorite movie of yours, then you suddenly recognize some Hollywood star in a scene and said to yourself :” Gee, XXX is in this, how could I not find it out before?” Yes, you have seen the movies, but you didn’t realize whom you were seeing. The Hollywood celebrities we know today had to start their career somewhere. The pictures below might remind you of some familiar faces. 


1. Daniel Craig in ‘The Jacket’

daniel craig jacket


2. Tom Hardy in ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’

tom hardy star trek


3. James Franco in ‘Never Been Kissed’

james franco never been kissed


4. Scarlett Johansson in ‘Home Alone 3′



5. Mark Ruffalo in ’54′



6. Seth Rogen In ‘Donnie Darko’

seth rogen donnie darko


7. Tobey Maguire In ‘The Wizard’

Tobey Maguire In The Wizard


8. Steve Buscemi In ‘Pulp Fiction’

Steve Buscemi In Pulp Fiction


9. Jason Segel in ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’

jason segel water melon


10. John Krasinski In ‘Jarhead’



11. Rainn Wilson (The Office) In ‘Almost Famous’



12. Miley Cyrus In ‘Big Fish’

Miley Cyrus In Big Fish


13. Jane Lynch In ‘The Fugitive’

Jane Lynch the fugitive


14. Jack Nicholson In ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’

Jack Nicholson In Little Shop Of Horrors


15. Elijah Wood In ‘Back To The Future 2′

Elijah Wood In Back To The Future 2


16. Jeff Goldblum In ‘Annie Hall’

Jeff Goldblum In Annie Hall


17. Nicolas Cage In ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’

Nicolas Cage In 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High'


18. Jake Gyllenhaal In ‘City Slickers’

Jake Gyllenhaal In City Slickers


19. Bill Paxton In ‘Terminator’



20. Adrien Brody in ‘Angels In The Outfield’

Adrien Brody in Angels In The Outfield


21. Kristen Stewart in ‘Jumper’



22. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in ‘The Brothers Bloom’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Brothers Bloom


23. Chris Hemsworth in ‘Star Trek’



24. Jesse Eisenberg in ‘The Village’

jesse eissenber gvillage


25. Jennifer Aniston in ‘Leprechaun’

jennifer aniston leprechaun


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  • Zordan

    Gerard Butler in
    Tomorrow Never Dies

  • Mark Harding

    Jeff Goldblum goes back even further than Annie Hall with his first film appearance in 1974, Death Wish.

    • dredzo

      Christopher Guest (“Mr. Jamie Lee Curtis”, famous as Nigel Tufnel in Spinal Tap, as well as The Princess Bride, Waiting for Guffman and Best In Show, and a regular on SNL in the 80s) was a cop near the end of Death Wish. But he had played a bit part as a cop in Robert Redford’s The Hot Rock before that.

  • Mark Harding

    Also, Gene Wilder in Bonnie and Clyde. And Sam Elliott in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (played the card player at the beginning sans mustache), it’s how he met his future wife Katherine Ross.

  • John Mena

    Sigourney Weaver, was in Annie Hall (Alvy’s Date Outside Theatre at end of movie)

  • tylerj15

    Dan Ackroyd In Indiana jones and The Temple of Doom

  • Alex G Wensveen

    I was shocked to see both Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane (in an uncredited non speaking role) in Krull

  • Ben Glasthal

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Brothers Bloom doesn’t really count, its not his first movie and its his second Rian Johnson movie. That’s an intentional walk on cameo.

  • Jay-Rey

    Steve Buscemi shouldn’t count since he was in Resevoir Dogs already at that point. Its just how QT rolls.

  • Guest

    Is that Michael Cera on the front right of “the village” ? o.0

  • Jim Burns

    Adrien Brody 2nd from left and Michael J Fox 3rd from left in village picture.

  • Mew Mew

    I haven’t seen most of these, and I try to pretend Nemesis doesn’t exist.

  • dredzo

    Let’s not forget Jeff Spicoli’s “stoner buds” in Fast Times: Eric Stoltz and Anthony Edwards. Unrecognizable. Look at them closely when they go to the fast food joint topless and Judge Reinhold has to kick them out.