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Old January 15 2009, 06:21 AM   #16
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

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Harrison Ford in American Graffiti. His role is small but pivotal. Taking on greater significance with knowledge of his later career. Bob Falfa is almost a prototype for Han Solo. Of course its also the first time he worked with George Lucas.
American Graffiti almost had a much closer link with SW. To wit: Robert J. Sawyer's outline for the novel that almost existed:

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Old January 15 2009, 06:27 AM   #17
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

Vin Diesel has a small role in 'Saving Private Ryan' before he became a household name.

Kirsten Dunst, of course, appeared in one episode of ST:TNG when she was like 8 or so.

Zachary Quinto was in a full season of '24' (Season 3, plus the video game) before he became famous for his role on 'Heroes'.
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Old January 15 2009, 06:28 AM   #18
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

Kevin Spacey guest-starred as a corrupt cop on The Equalizer.

Julia Roberts was on Miami Vice.
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Old January 15 2009, 06:53 AM   #19
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

Zachary Quinto was in a full season of '24' (Season 3, plus the video game) before he became famous for his role on 'Heroes'.
And even before that, he appeared for one scene as a "snobby" art student on an episode of Six Feet Under.
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Old January 15 2009, 07:06 AM   #20
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And before even that Quinto was in Hospital sim video game that I actually remember playing as a recurring hypochondriac
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Old January 15 2009, 07:08 AM   #21
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

Apparently my opinion of who is famous is different from others...
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Old January 15 2009, 07:09 AM   #22
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Sly Stallone in Bannanas

Dennis Hopper in Cool Hand Luke
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Old January 15 2009, 07:09 AM   #23
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Ok then, Johnny Depp's first film role was as one of Freddy Kruger's victims in the first Nightmare on Elm Street
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Old January 15 2009, 07:12 AM   #24
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Let's not forget Jeff Goldblum's performance as Freak #1 in Death Wish

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Old January 15 2009, 07:20 AM   #25
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Benicio Del Toro played the dog faced boy in Big Top Pee Wee.
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Old January 15 2009, 07:29 AM   #26
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Tom Cruise had one scene in Endless Love where Martin Hewitt got the idea to burn down Brooke Shield's house in the name of love. James Spader was also in the movie.

Blink and you'll miss Nicolas Cage in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Damon Wayans (the banana man) in Beverly Hills Cop. Chris Rock in Beverly Hills Cop II.
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Old January 15 2009, 07:37 AM   #27
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

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Kevin Spacey guest-starred as a corrupt cop on The Equalizer.
And of course he was also Mel Proffitt on Wiseguy.
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Old January 15 2009, 08:44 AM   #28
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Harrison Ford was on an episode of "Love American Style"
Anthony Edwards and Eric Stoltz also played small parts in "Fast times at Ridgemont High"
Christian Slater appeared in "Tales from the Darkside"
Clint Eastwood was in "Rawhide"
Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson in "Excalibur"
Mark Hamill as Lori's boyfriend on "The Partridge Family"
George Clooney has played on 2 tv shows named E.R.
Shannon Doherty on "Little House on the Prairie"? during the later years ofthe show? I could be wrong on that one.

that's all I can think of real quick. I like to watch old movies just for this reason, too see famous actors in bit parts.
Friends don't play movie/tv trivia games with me anymore.
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Old January 15 2009, 10:09 AM   #29
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Ok then, Johnny Depp's first film role was as one of Freddy Kruger's victims in the first Nightmare on Elm Street
Not just "one of his victims" Probably the most famous of all the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, he got sucked through the bed and all that blood, that scene is classic.


Jim Carrey in "Peggy Sue Got Married"
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Old January 15 2009, 10:14 AM   #30
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Farrah Fawcett had a minor role in Logan's Run but on some airings you would have thought she had the lead.
How so ?
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