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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?