Hollywood Stars’ First Roles

By: Sara Smith

Jared Leto (1994)

While continuing his cinema career, he starred as an actor in the TV series " My So-Called Life " (1994) Leto played as handsome, dyslexic slacker Jordan Catalano

Julia Roberts (1988)

She made her first breakthrough in 1988 with Mystic Pizza , in which she starred in two youth films.

Jason Bateman (1974)

Bateman first appeared in commercials for Golden Grahams in 1980 and began his television career as James Cooper on "Little House on the Prairie."

Ryan Gosling (1998)

Gosling's first-ever movie role was in Frankenstein and Me, a new (in 1996) take on the classic Universal monster movies.

Reese Whiterspoon (1991)

She models and appears in commercials. She made her big screen debut in 1991, playing the tomboy character in "Man in the Moon"

Orlando Bloom (2001)

He played Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003), his first major role.

Ron Howard (1960)

He first appeared in the films "The Journey" (1959) and "The Music Man" (1962), then played the role of Opie on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960).

Winona Ryder (1986)

Ryder made her debut in the romantic comedy film "Lucas".

George Clooney (1979)

He made his debut as a mechanic, playing Bobby Hopkins in the TV series The Facts of Life.

Helena Bonham Carter (1985)

Bonham Carter's first film role was Lady Jane Gray in Lady Jane (1986), which received mixed reviews from critics.

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