Famous Actors And Their First On-Screen Appearance – Part 1
When you hear Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks or Al Pacino, you instantly know the person and their roles in popular movies. But even the most famous people started as rookies. Check out the first on-screen appearance of 10 famous actors below.
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Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. debuted when he was 5 years old in the 1970 movie Pound, written and directed by his father Robert Downey Sr.
Leonardo DiCaprio auditioned when he was 9 years old for the 1983 The Outsiders, but he didn’t ge the part. Instead, his career began with his appearance in several commercials and educational films.
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Anthony Hopkins made his first screen appearance as Dr. Harding on the TV series The Man in Room 17.
Thanks to Angelina’s father, actor Jon Voight, she appeared in the media from an early age. When she was 7 years old, she took a part in the 1982 film Lookin’ To Get Out, when she played alongside her father.
In 1991, 15 years old Reese Witherspoon attended an open casting call for The Man in the Moon. She auditioned as a bit player, but instead she get the lead role of Dani Trant.
Jake Gyllenhaal was regularly exposed to filmmaking due to his family’s deep ties to the industry. He debuted as Billy Crystal’s son in the 1991 comedy film City Slickers.
Scarlett Johansson began acting, after her mother started taking her to auditions. She debuted at the age of 9, in the 1994 fantasy comedy North. Below you can watch her casting audition.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt first appeared on TV at the age of 6, in the 1988 television western film Stranger on My Land. You won’t belive that this little boy in big glasses is Gordon-Levitt.
Al Pacino made his screen debut, when he was 28 years old, as a cast in “Deadly Circle of Violence”, an episode of the ABC television series N.Y.P.D., premiering November 12, 1968.
Joaquin Phoenix’s on-screen debut was on the television show Seven Brides for Seven Brothers alongside his brother, River Phoenix. He was 8 years old.