Jack Black, Seth Rogen & 25 Other Actors Before They Were Famous
by Ethan Anderton
August 15, 2011
Before many of today's biggest talents on the silver screen became movie stars, they were just struggling actors looking to make a name for themselves. Many times their early appearances go largely unnoticed or become forgotten moments on film. Thanks to the wonder of the internet and its inability to forget anything, we're pleased to bring your attention to Before They Were Famous: 25 Actors in 3 Minutes, a video compilation that features some of the earliest appearances of some of today's most recognized actors. You'll recognize young faces of Jack Black, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, Harrison Ford and many others.
Here's the short and sweet video courtesy of YouTube user PleatedJeans (via Vulture):
Flashing back to material like this is such a refreshing and entertaining blast from the past. Considering the high profiles and stellar quality of work that many of these stars have turned in since making it big and knowing that their career blossomed from some of the scenes displayed above is truly impressive. I think my personal favorite is Daniel Craig making an appearance in A Kid in King Arthur's Court or Ryan Gosling in one of my favorite childhood shows "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" But it gets hard to beat Jack Black leading a leather jacket-clad gang in The Neverending Story III. Good times. Which are your favorite?
Scarlett Johanson still delivers her lines the same way. lol
Spoilerinsider on Aug 16, 2011
haha i remember that Are You Afraid of the Dark episode!
happy camper on Aug 16, 2011
is it weird that i have seen half of those movies and never recognized ANY of them even now until this video came?....
Jericho on Aug 16, 2011
i remember i saw Water world once (not in there but i just remembered) and i was like "Hey! thats Jack Black!!"
Said Samayoa on Aug 16, 2011
that was great, what about Josh Brolin in The Goonies
andrew on Aug 16, 2011
Jack Black is also in Demolation Man for two seconds.
989 on Aug 16, 2011
And in The Jackal.
Mayhem on Sep 22, 2011
lame Jack Black was awesome in Airborne a full year earlier. I'd rather see footage of him in Bob Roberts.
Anonymous on Aug 16, 2011
The Neverending Story III ??? A third The Neverending Story ???
David Banner on Aug 16, 2011
Yeah, because it like... never ends...
Whoisyerdaddy on Aug 17, 2011
If the first one never ended, why did they make a second one... ...or a third?
Alex on Dec 9, 2011
Favorites: Jake Gyllenhaal, John Cusack, Steve Buscemi
Davide Coppola on Aug 16, 2011
How about Christian Bale in EMPIRE OF THE SUN..
Dkurysz137 on Aug 16, 2011
or Christian Bale in Treasure Island
nick on Aug 17, 2011
Nah, man. Christian Bale in "Newsies"!
Adam on Aug 18, 2011
Christian Bale as a lil kid in Mio & The Land of Faraway (jub jub)
Matt Gonzalez on Mar 22, 2012
christian as a baby in "Babies"
Lisancny on Apr 18, 2012
Awesome video but they fail in using parts where the actors had even earlier parts. Natalie Portman was the most obvious 'cause everyone knows her with Leon...The Professional.
Nate Carroll on Aug 16, 2011
Daniel Craig in A Kid in King Arthur's Court was the most surprising. I've seen that movie a bunch of times (it use to come on channel 11 on Sunday mornings) never realized that was him, must be the doofy looking haircut.
The_Kid89 on Aug 16, 2011
A Kid In King Arthur's Court also had Kate Winslet before Titanic.
Cookie on Aug 16, 2011
Beakerboy on Aug 16, 2011
Zac Efron in Firefly as young Simon
Serenity on Aug 17, 2011
What about Ellen Page in Trailer Park Boys.
Ross on Sep 25, 2011
But wasn't Daniel Craig in The Power of One in like 1992
Grant on Oct 17, 2011
lol jack black
stfugtfo on Dec 18, 2011
Um, Darby O'Gill and the Little People (the Sean Connery one) didn't do too bad in the box office. Sean Connery also didn't have a SMALL role in that, he had a featured part.
Nathan Ballein on Dec 26, 2011
jack black was in a porno
The Time King on Jan 4, 2012
Jack Black's first role was in a skate movie called Airbourne in 1993, that movie also has a young Seth Green http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7tlNI1ja8k
PeasAnGravy on Feb 1, 2012
Don't forget about Sam Rockwell and Skeet Ulrich in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
whiten on Mar 8, 2012
favorite early Schwarzenegger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e1TkV6RzNQ
Dan Hibiki on Mar 21, 2012
Seth Green & Devon Sawa as Nerf or Nuthin' kids? I never realized that was seth rogen in Donnie Darko though, as many times as i've seen it.
Matt Gonzalez on Mar 22, 2012
Now i have to see the neverending story 3
Jimmy Love on Mar 30, 2012
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