Jan 25 2012

Actors We NEVER Knew Would Become Famous

Category: MediaEyeliah @ 9:10 pm

You’ve already seen the list of actors we KNEW would be come famous, but what about those actors we least expected?  Of course we loved them in their small roles and tv shows but NEVER would have guessed they’d become household names.

Ryan Reynolds

I remember watching 2 Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place.  Yes I thought Ryan Reynolds was funny but the show was canceled in it’s fourth season.  Luckily the next year he was starring in Van Wilder and the rest is history.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson had her debut in a little movie called Kids which also featured a young Chloe Sevigny.  It’s an excellent, albeit disturbing movie and a definite must see.  It took six more years for Rosario to catch my eye in Josie and the Pussycats.

Ryan Gosling

Now in the comments of the last post Julie said she KNEW Ryan Gosling would become famous but I sure never did!  I watched every episode of the Canadian teen show Breaker High, had the inevitable crush on Ryan’s character Sean but I NEVER would have thought he would rise to the heights of stardom that he has.  See more Ryan in our Eye Candy post.

Mila Kunis

On That 70’s Show we kind of KNEW that Ashton Kutcher and Topher Grace would keep blowing up but quirky Jackie?  I thought Donna would be more likely.  Mila is in the pop culture archives forever as the voice of Meg on Family Guy and last year she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Black Swan.

Shia LeBeouf

Okay, did you ever see Even Stevens or Holes?  Shia LeBeouf was a very talented child actor and now he is the million dollar man staring in the Transformers series and acted in a movie for my personal favorite director Oliver Stone, well done.  Though it would be nice to see him getting into LESS trouble in my city….

Who are you surprised to see is now a well recognized actor?

4 Responses to “Actors We NEVER Knew Would Become Famous”

  1. Loxy says:

    If I look back to my web archived old geocities site, I was a Ryan Gosling fan in 1997. http://web.archive.org/web/20010415103543/http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Studio/6533/Indexguys.html

    Talk about being ahead of the curve!
    Loxy´s last blog post ..White. Out.

  2. hillary says:

    Did you never watch the canadian show 15? Ryan reynolds was on that and once i saw him again on 2 guys I knew he would be.

  3. Eyeliah says:

    No, I never saw that show. and being Canadian that is weird :p

  4. gina says:

    Leonardo DiCaprio. I remember him as the goofy kid in Growing Pains who was brought in when the show was on the brink of dying. I was so surprised when he started showing up in serious movies and then became super famous. Never would have expected that.