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PerfectTurdPodcast 03-18-20 06:21 PM

Actor Film Debuts
 
We recently did a discussion about Death Wish and noted that Jeff Goldblum made his film debut as a thug aka Freak#1 in the movie.
What are some other examples of now well-known actors making their film debuts as small characters, odd parts, or even in B-movies?

Here is a couple off the top of the head.
Michael Jai White Toxic Avenger 2
Jennifer Aniston-Leprechaun
Johnny Depp Nightmare on Elm Street

Miss Vicky 03-18-20 06:43 PM

Jake Gyllenhaal - City Slickers (as Billy Crystal's character's son)

Taz 03-18-20 06:47 PM

Re: Actor Film Debuts
 
Audrey Hepburn - as a 'cigarette girl' in Lavender Hill Mob.



https://www.studiocanalstore.co.uk/p...37407.jpg.webp

Hilary Swank - as one of the 'mean girl' types in the original movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer


https://i.imgur.com/xkNyBqo.jpg

Gideon58 03-18-20 07:12 PM

Originally Posted by Miss Vicky (Post 2074576)
Jake Gyllenhaal - City Slickers (as Billy Crystal's character's son)

i don't know how many times I've watched City Slickers but every time I watch I find myself saying "OMG, that's Jake Gyllenhaal playing his son!"

Gideon58 03-18-20 07:15 PM

This future Oscar winner got off to a pretty spectacular start:

Geena Davis made her film debut with an impressive all-star cast in Tootsie (1982)

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/T0K8T3/dus...982-T0K8T3.jpg

Gideon58 03-18-20 07:21 PM

Kurt Russell made an inauspicious film debut with the one and only Elvis Presley in It Happened at the World's Fair;


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1e/7e...fab7dde756.jpg


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/11/c2...c072bc05aa.jpg

Fifteen years after the release of this film, Russell would play Elvis in a TV movie, a performance that would earn Russell an Emmy nomination.

PerfectTurdPodcast 03-19-20 12:45 AM

Re: Actor Film Debuts
 
Originally Posted by Miss Vicky (Post 2074576)
Jake Gyllenhaal - City Slickers (as Billy Crystal's character's son)
Ahh good one!

PerfectTurdPodcast 03-19-20 12:46 AM

Re: Actor Film Debuts
 
Originally Posted by Gideon58 (Post 2074594)
Kurt Russell made an inauspicious film debut with the one and only Elvis Presley in It Happened at the World's Fair;


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1e/7e...fab7dde756.jpg


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/11/c2...c072bc05aa.jpg

Fifteen years after the release of this film, Russell would play Elvis in a TV movie, a performance that would earn Russell an Emmy nomination.
Wow never seen this one. Nice!!

Gideon58 03-19-20 03:48 PM

Oprah made an impressive film debut in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, earning an Oscar nomination for her film debut.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5v5JjUZpAPk/maxresdefault.jpg

Gideon58 03-19-20 03:52 PM

Two time Oscar winner Jane Fonda barely made a blip on the radar playing a bubbly high school student in a 1960 comedy called Tall Story:

https://images.fineartamerica.com/im...ver-screen.jpg

Holden Pike 03-19-20 03:58 PM

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Helen Hunt made her big screen debut at the age of thirteen playing George Segal's daughter in the 1977 thriller Rollercoaster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioMMQawXq4g

Gideon58 03-19-20 04:01 PM

Goldie Hawn made her film debut, billed in the closing credits as "Giggly Dancer" in the 1968 Disney musical The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band. She had one line in the film and it was on the set of this film where she met her future life partner, Kurt Russell.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/21/f1...9b88d77d17.jpg

Gideon58 03-19-20 04:38 PM

Liza Minnelli made her film debut at the tender age of three in the arms of mother Judy Garland and Van Johnson in the final scene of the 1949 musical In the Good Old Summertime

https://jojud265nia2bj9sy4ah9b61-wpe...rtime_film.jpg

Gideon58 03-20-20 11:01 PM

Fred Astaire made an inauspicious film debut dancing with Joan Crawford in a single musical number in a 1933 film called Dancing Lady

https://crystalkalyana.files.wordpre...pg?w=731&h=549

Gideon58 03-20-20 11:11 PM

Richard Dreyfuss made a forgettable two-part film debut...he was in one scene in the 1967 potboiler Valley of the Dolls...his line was "Five minutes, Miss O'Hara"

https://images2.minutemediacdn.com/i...?itok=cwP_e5Q_


He also had one line in the 1967 Best Picture nominee The Graduate...his line was "I'll call the cops...should I call the cops?"

https://www.aveleyman.com/Gallery/20...906-7565-0.jpg


A mere decade later, Dreyfuss would win the 1977 Oscar for Outstanding Lead Actor for The Goodbye Girl

Gideon58 03-20-20 11:16 PM

There is a school of thought that Steve Martin's film debut was in The Jerk, but it was actually in the very forgettable Sergent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_tMJ.../700480193.jpg

The Rodent 03-21-20 01:45 AM

Re: Actor Film Debuts
 
Tom Hanks' debut was a horror movie :D


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_Knows_You%27re_Alone

PerfectTurdPodcast 03-21-20 06:01 PM

Nice,great find there!

Gideon58 03-21-20 06:33 PM

Believe it or not, that's future Oscar winner Kevin Costner as a drunken frat boy in his film debut in the 1983 Ron Howard comedy Night Shift:


https://i.pinimg.com/600x315/02/6f/0...15e41110c5.jpg

GulfportDoc 03-21-20 08:34 PM

Originally Posted by Gideon58 (Post 2074588)
This future Oscar winner got off to a pretty spectacular start:

Geena Davis made her film debut with an impressive all-star cast in Tootsie (1982)

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/T0K8T3/dus...982-T0K8T3.jpg
Judging by this picture I can think of a couple other things that are impressive about Miss Davis...:randy:


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