Watch an old movie, recognize a now-famous actor.

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Watch an old movie, recognize a now-famous actor.

Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:20 PM

Have you ever seen a old-ish movie (80's-90's) and recognized one A list actor in a not-so-fresh role? This has happened so many times and it's always fun and a bit of a mindfuck.

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Samantha from Sex and The City, she was in Big Trouble in Little China! I shit you not!
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Vince Vaughn the guy who appears in a lot of comedies these days, he was in Jurassic Park 2! Yep that's him.
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Johnny Depp, he was some emo greaser. Never remembered him in the role, but there you have it.
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Has this ever happened to you? What actors have you recognized in cheesy roles at the start of their career?

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

Oprah, a peeing slave, now a famous talk show host with her own planet.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=D4xg9lyEhP8
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:32 PM

That Johny Depp movie is called Cry Baby. Long-live John Waters, the pope of trash films!
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:59 PM

Katherine Heigl, Under Siege 2
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:15 PM

View PostSergio Tapia, on 13 February 2011 - 01:20 AM, said:

Have you ever seen a old-ish movie (80's-90's)


80's and 90's?? old ??

Umm damn... ok... I remember shit from the 70's and a little from the 60's...

William Shatner of Star Trek, and more recently $#*! my dad says fame... started off in 1957...
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=sHtzZ1l5WaI over 50 years ago...

I remember when Betty White was a babe! One day though, when your kids see his/her favorite star in a 2010 movie, and flips out, the movie won't seem so old to you! LOL

sigh... damn I'm getting old...
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:17 PM

I remember seeing William Shatner on an episode of the Twilight Zone!
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:44 AM

vince vaughn was in swingers before he made jurassic park 2. that was like a career downgrade, which is pretty shocking when you think about it.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 05:17 AM

Jim Carrey in Peggy Sue Got Married, 1986

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And this:

View Postno2pencil, on 12 February 2011 - 09:32 PM, said:

That Johny Depp movie is called Cry Baby. Long-live John Waters, the pope of trash films!


<3s me some John Waters!
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 05:33 AM

Hole-e-shit! Jim Carrey looks twelve in that picture. :)
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 05:57 AM

Roger Corman also gets a B-Movie royalty nod. Death Race 2000 with Sly Stallone as Machine Gun Joe. It's part satire and part social commentary with your violence. You can't say slow moving pedestrians are worth points until you see this movie. The remakes are crap.

I'm old. I also have a good eye for faces. I note them in the original flick and then am amazed they go anywhere. Red Dawn was one of the first PG-13 movies and also a rogues gallery for future "where are they nows"; Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey.

I remeber Jim Carry from some made for TV vampire comedy where he looks fifteen. Posted Image

TV is worse. If the face is interesting enough, I'll know I've seen them and it will nag me; it's usually from a Law and Order episode. I recall taking one look at Neelix, in all his makeup, and saying "Cool, it's the dude from Benson!" Faces can throw you, but once they move and talk...

Just recently, "Coming to America" is on TV. ( Whatever happened to Arsenio Hall? ) The "hold up guy" shows up waving a gun and I do a double take; it's Samuel L. Jackson! Sam's got maybe fives lines and you know it's an early role.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:07 AM

Jim curry in Muppet's treasure island:
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Jim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture show:
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Did the muppets know about this when they hired him?
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:13 AM

TIM Curry. TIM.

He also did Little Orphan Annie (with Bernadette Peters):
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:18 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 13 February 2011 - 08:13 AM, said:

TIM Curry. TIM.

-Google knew what I was talking about-
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View PostBenignDesign, on 13 February 2011 - 08:13 AM, said:

He also did Little Orphan Annie (with Bernadette Peters):
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Witch one is Tim Curry?


edit: since bigendesign demands prooper englash.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:06 AM

Tim's been in everything, hard to single him out for just one. He has a great voice and does sleazy real good. I recall being delighted when he was in the short lived show Earth2.

Another guy from Earth2, also with a cool voice, was Clancy Brown. You probably don't recognize the name, but he was the big bad "Kurgan" from Highlander and whenever I spot him it amuses me. He's usually a cop, serial killer, or some kind of heavy.

I prefer character actors to big stars, unless they're one and the same. Two guys from very old TV shows you'll recognize; Tom Hanks and Ron Perlman. Ron maybe not as much. Big ugly dude, great voice, best known for Hellboy probably. Was the Beast from a long running Beauty and the Beast TV show. The Beauty was the original Terminator chick.

Tom, of course, got his start on the TV show "Bosom Buddies" where he plays a transvestite. Bringing us back to Tim...
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:01 AM

Johnny Depp was in the first Nightmare on Elm Street
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