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What movie or television show had the best "before they were stars" cast?

  1. EJ Lambert profile image73
    EJ Lambertposted 4 years ago

    What movie or television show had the best "before they were stars" cast?

    The amazing thing about so many shows and movies is that they may feature a superstar nobody has heard about yet.  Across the years of on-screen entertainment, which movie or TV show had the best cast "before they were stars"?

  2. Dallas Matier profile image87
    Dallas Matierposted 4 years ago

    21 Jump Street is first thing that came to mind. Sure, Johnny Depp was the only member of the cast that went on to bigger things. But, still... Johnny Depp.

    Moonlighting was Bruce Willis' first real role, too.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good choices.  Bruce and his co-star had big careers after that show.

  3. Alecia Murphy profile image79
    Alecia Murphyposted 4 years ago

    Hard to pick one but I can think of a few-the 1990s installment of the Mickey Mouse Club is a blatant example. Even if you don't like any of the stars that came out of it, you can't deny their influence on popular culture. Another 1990s show that launched several mega stars was In Living Color.
    Non variety shows I would name Freaks and Geeks which pretty much includes a good majority of the Judd Apatow posse.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Jim Carrey on In Living Color.  Nobody quite understood what was coming with him.  I remember Britney, Christina and Justin were all MMC.

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    By far the "Outsiders." I mean the cast are all stars now. Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze R.I.P., Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane and C. Thomas Howell. Sorry if I forgot anyone. smile

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That casting director deserves a medal.  What a group.

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      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It was before they were known. I think the movie was made in 1983.

    3. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I know.  He/she must've seen the talent before anyone else did.

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      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Francis Ford Coppola.

    5. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      One of the best.

 
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