In a previous blog post a few weeks ago, we mentioned the film Leprechaun, Jennifer Aniston’s earliest feature film role. That little fun fact got us thinking about other big name actors and actresses who got their start playing parts in crazy films as well. Now, we don’t fault any of these now-famous thespians; you gotta get your start somewhere.
Below we list out some actors/actresses from the highest echelons of celebrity in Hollywood who had their earliest roles in completely absurd films. There are just a few rules to this list.
- The film listed had to be at the start of a major actor or actress’s career.
- They couldn’t just be an extra.
- The film not only has to be critically-reviewed as bad, but it has to be goofy, campy, strange, or just generally “ridiculous.”
5. Jennifer Aniston – Leprechuan
We’ll start off with what we already know and previously mentioned. Jennifer Aniston is the heroine of the 1993 campy horror film about a maniacal Leprechaun that kills anyone that gets in his way after his bag of gold coins is stolen. It’s super cheesy, not very scary, and typical bad horror movie fanfare.
There are two things worth noting about Jen’s role in the film. First, this movie came out the same year that Friends debuted on NBC and forever changed Aniston’s life, allowing her to never do a movie like this again. Second, Jen was not even featured on the original movie cover for this film, but was later added to it after she became a household name.
How this didn’t win an Oscar will always be a mystery…
4. Leonardo DiCaprio – Critters 3
Unlike the rest of the people on this list (with an asterisk beside Angelina Jolie), Leo DiCaprio got his Read More