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Old January 21 2009, 08:06 AM   #136
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

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Before he was Captain Hollister on Red Dwarf, Mac Macdonald had a bit role as a colony administrator on LV-426 in Aliens. Ironically, his role was cut from the theatrical version and didn't resurface until the special edition came out in the early 1990s, after Red Dwarf premiered.
Mac MacDonald has had loads of similar roles - he's an American but he lives in the UK so whenever an American movie was produced in Britain, chances are there would be a part for him.

The Superman movies had a lot of American ex-pat actors too. MacDonald himself is in Superman IV.
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Old January 21 2009, 01:23 PM   #137
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Quentin Tarantino as an Elvis impersonator in an episode of the Golden Girls.
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Old October 8 2009, 12:53 AM   #138
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I recently saw an old rerun of Law & Order: SVU with a very young Hayden Panettiere. She played the emotionally neglected daughter of a famous singer. Eventually, the little girl becomes totally obsessed with Olivia Benson.
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Old October 8 2009, 01:58 AM   #139
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"


Another early Jack Black, he played a mechanical engineer of sorts in The Jackal
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Old October 8 2009, 02:36 AM   #140
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

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Clint Eastwood was in "Rawhide"
I don't think that qualifies as a "bit" role, since he was the star of that show, which ran for about 8 years.

The first thing that came to mind was Eastwood's role in "Revenge of the Creature". I did not see that movie until I had already seen his spaghetti westerns, so it was more like why is a famous actor appearing in a bit part like that?
For the same reason he was singing--along with Lee Marvin--in "Paint Your Wagon."

Robert Duvall's debut was as Boo Radley in "To Kill a Mockingbird." Important character who appears on screen only in the last scene.

Bill Pullman in "Ruthless People." Actually a funny movie. Think 1980s--totally 1980s.

Brent Spiner had been in a number of things before his recurring role on "Night Court"--but it's that character I recognized him from: "Bob," said with a kind of abrupt drawl.
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Old October 8 2009, 03:15 AM   #141
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Liam Neeson has a minor role in a great movie called The Mission back in 1985, which starred Jeremy Irons and Robert DeNiro.
I might be able to go further than that.

He had a role in the movie "Excalibur" with Patrick Stewart.

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And a teenaged Christopher Walken (credited as "Ronald Walken").
Even as teen, he freaks you out

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Old October 8 2009, 03:23 AM   #142
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