Many a young actor has come to Hollywood seeking fame and fortune, only to discover that the road to success is a long and difficult one, with plenty of detours and diversions along the way. And many have found that, in their early, hungry days of trying to make it as a working actor, the horror genre always has provided a (meager, but cashable) paycheck for rising young talents with stars in their eyes. And as a salute to those young, starving artists, we give you this week’s special, Halloween-tinged supercut, in which we’ve tracked down and collected some of the more entertaining and surprising of those early roles.
Edited by Jason Bailey
Music by John Lennon
Featuring (in order of appearance): George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Steve McQueen, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore, Isla Fisher, James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Naomi Watts, Sharon Stone, Johnny Depp, Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Paul Rudd, Michelle Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ted Danson, Holly Hunter, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Viggo Mortensen, Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Jessica Alba, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angela Bassett, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Jack Black, Bill Maher, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson