Whether it was before they were famous or just the briefest of cameo roles, you might be surprised to discover the movies the following actors and actresses featured in:
Kevin Hart – The 40 Year Old Virgin
Now one of America’s most successful comedians, Hart featured as CJ in Scary Movie 3 shortly before making a cameo appearance in the slightly more bearable movie, The 40 Year Old Virgin, playing a disgruntled Smart Tech customer back in 2005.
Seth Rogen – Donnie Darko & Anchorman
One of Hollywood’s most beloved comedy actors had small roles in both of these major movies. Firstly, he featured as one of the Donnie Darko bullies back in 2001 and three years later he was given a handful of lines as a cameraman for channel 4 news.
Nick Offerman – Sin City
Parks and Rec’s very own Nick Offerman featured as Mr Shlubb AKA Fat Man in 2005’s Sin City – a slightly different role to his portrayal of Ron Swanson as we know and love him for now.
Quentin Tarantino – Little Nicky
No stranger to a small cameo role is the legendary director, who here portrays a preacher who recognises Adam Sandler’s character as the devil’s son in Little Nicky from 2000.
Cate Blanchett & Peter Jackson – Hot Fuzz
It’s becoming common knowledge that Oscar winning actress Blanchett makes a small appearance as Nicholas Angel’s girlfriend Janine in Hot Fuzz, albeit wearing a hazmat suit, mask and goggles. What you may not know is that Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson, also shares a small cameo, playing the crazed Santa Claus who stabs Angel in the hand during the opening montage.
Kristen Stewart – Panic Room
The Twilight star was indeed Jodie Foster’s diabetic daughter in David Fincher’s Panic Room from 2002. She even received a nomination for a Young Artist Award for her performance. Stewart also appeared prior to that in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas where she played a young ring toss girl.
Josh Hutcherson – Kicking and Screaming
Almost a decade before girls started going crazy for him in The Hunger Games, Hutcherson starred alongside Will Ferrell in the soccer based, Kicking and Screaming in 2005. A year later he also featured as Robin Williams’ son in RV: Runaway Vacation.
Ryan Gosling – Remember the Titans
The first time we were all properly introduced to the recently Oscar nominated actor was in Disney’s 2000 American football flick, Remember the Titans in which we also saw a young Hayden Panettiere.
Chris Pratt – Moneyball
Before he became one of Hollywood’s sought after actors, Pratt featured as baseball player Scott Hatteberg alongside Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in baseball based, Moneyball, back in 2011.
Ryan Reynolds – X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Seven years before the release and subsequent success of Deadpool, Reynolds had actually already played the role of Wade Wilson alongside Hugh Jackman in the origins story behind Wolverine – which wasn’t adored quite as much.
Elijah Wood – Back to the Future 2
This one isn’t that difficult to spot given the fact that Wood hasn’t changed at all since the release of Back to the Future back in 1989. The Lord of the Rings actor played a young gamer boy who takes on Marty McFly at some classic video games.
Megan Fox – Bad Boys II
You can be forgiven for missing this one as Fox made the briefest of appearance dancing in a nightclub scene in 2003’s Bad Boys II. Controversially, she was wearing a stars and stripes bikini, a red cowboy hat and six inch heels at the tender age of 15…