Every year for over a decade now, the St. Michael neighborhood of Montreal comes alive through the art of circus performances. The area awakens to an old yet ever-exciting rhythm of high-flying, acrobatic, magical, colorful, unexpected, and thrilling activities that pay tribute to the circus arts. Yep – it’s the Montreal Circus Festival.
Nearly half a million people travel to Montreal each July to visit the festival. The streets around Rue St. Denis become a temporary home of free and paid shows, demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, rides, and sporting activities. Renowned troupes from around the globe come together to create a unique kind of a “circus city” that excites and entertains.
The Social Aspect
The festival is also known as TOHU, which comes from an old Quebecois circus saying (“tohu bohu”), and it’s about a lot more than celebrating the circus arts. It is also about boosting the local economy and reconnecting with local communities. The area where the festival takes place has the highest unemployment rate of all of Montreal with more than 12 percent, while the rest of the city sits at 5.5 percent. Each year, the organizers give away 400 free tickets to locals, as well as discounts for residents of the area. According to the executive and programming director of the festival, Stéphane Lavoie, the goal is to “build a community circus, not to only sell a circus ticket.” Judging by the great social impact TOHU enjoys, they are on the right track with reaching their goal.
Montreal Circus Festival — Details for Visitors
The year 2020 will mark the 11th edition of the festival, which will take place between July 2nd and July 12th. Fortunately for many of the visitors and local residents, there are many free shows and events, and you can buy various ticket passes depending on what you want to see. For example, single performance tickets can cost around 29 CAD ($22 US) and up, while three-show passes start at 90 CAD ($68.50 US).
Have you ever wondered how your favorite actor got their big break? Sure, they may be absolutely iconic today but they had to have gotten their start somewhere. To give you all a glimpse of just how far these celebs have come in Hollywood, we’ve put together a list of 30 actors in their first-ever movie versus their latest one.
Oh, Tom Hanks — not only is he an award-winning actor but he’s also been America’s sweetheart since he first entered the industry in the late seventies. In 1979, Hanks moved to New York City but it actually wasn’t until 1980 that he made his film debut in the low-budget slasher film He Knows You’re Alone.
Now, with a career spanning over 40 years, Hanks is regarded as a cultural icon. With that being said, it’s no surprise that Hanks was chosen to portray Mr. Rogers in the biographical drama, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
There’s no denying that Meryl Streep is an absolute powerhouse of a woman. Known for her versatility and accents, Streep has been often described as the “best actress of her generation,” which is pretty accurate considering she’s won three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globes.
Although Streep made her Broadway debut in 1975, she didn’t appear in her first feature film — Julia — until 1977. Now 70 years old, Streep had the pleasure of playing Aunt March in the 2019 version of Little Women.
It’s no secret that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, which doesn’t come as much of a shock as his films have earned $7.2 billion worldwide. Although DiCaprio began his career by appearing in TV commercials in the late eighties, the award-winning hunk didn’t make his film debut until 1991 when he played Josh in the low-budget horror flick Critters 3.
Now known for playing more serious characters, DiCaprio’s latest role was Rick Dalton in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019).
We think it’s safe to say that Kate Winslet as a whole is an absolute work of art. While she started acting at the age of seven, starring on the British stage until the mid-nineties, she didn’t make her film debut until 1994 when she played Juliet Hulme in Heavenly Creatures.
A few years later, she would go on to play Rose in Titanic, which launched her to international stardom. In her latest film, Wonder Wheel (2017), Winslet plays the character of Ginny, an emotionally volatile dissatisfied housewife.
Harrison Ford might be 77 years old but that doesn’t make him any less the “great modern movie everyman” that film critic Robert Ebert described him as. Thanks to a couple of (not so) little roles including Han Solo and Indiana Jones, Ford is now one of the most well-known actors around.
Before he gained worldwide fame in the Star Wars trilogy and Indiana Jones franchise, though, Ford got his start as Lt. Shaffer in the 1967 Western film, A Time for Killing.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis, one of Hollywood’s hottest silver foxes, is an American actress that actually made her film debut as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s 1978 horror film Halloween. Thanks to that role, Curtis established herself as a “scream queen,” appearing in a string of horror films throughout the ’80s.
With a career spanning over 40 years, it’s no surprise that the actress has won a Golden Globe, as well as an Emmy Award. Now 61 years old, Curtis is still going strong. You can see her play Linda Drysdale in the 2019 American mystery film, Knives Out.
Sure — today, Jennifer Aniston is basically a household name but how do you think she got to this point? She obviously wasn’t born playing Rachel Greene on Friends, which premiered in the fall of 1994. The year before, though, Aniston made her film debut as Tory Redding in the 1993 horror-comedy, Leprechaun.
Now one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, Aniston definitely isn’t slowing down anytime soon. As a matter of fact, you can watch the green-eyed beauty in the 2019 comedy Murder Mystery in which she plays alongside Adam Sandler.
Brad Pitt has been one of Hollywood’s hunkiest men since he entered the scene in the late eighties. More than just his looks, though, Pitt has received multiple awards throughout his 33-year career in the entertainment industry. Before gaining recognition as a hitchhiker cowboy in the 1991 film Thelma and Louise, Pitt made his big-screen debut in the 1989 horror movie Cutting Class.
The critically-acclaimed actor is currently filming a political comedy written and directed by Jon Stewart but if you just can’t seem to get enough of him, catch him in the 2019 science fiction drama Ad Astra.
Ranked among “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” by Empire magazine, Liam Neeson is an Irish actor who has been nominated for a number of awards. Before rising to prominent fame in the 1993 historical period drama Schindler’s List, Neeson made his first film debut in the 1978 film Pilgrim’s Progress.
At 67 years old and with a career of 44 years, Neeson has no intention of slowing down. He is currently filming a crime thriller called Honest Thief but until that comes out — September 2020 — you can see him in the 2019 drama romance Ordinary Love.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has been in show business since he was practically still in diapers. A good-looking man that has made quite a few headlines over the years, Downey Jr. made his acting debut in the 1970 film Pound — written and directed by Robert Downey Sr. — when he was just five years old.
Ranked among “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine, Downey Jr. has received a number of awards for his roles in films including Tropic Thunder and Iron Man. He’s in the midst of filming Black Widow, which will be out in April 2020, but you can still watch the stud in the 2019 fantasy action movie Dolittle.
Scarlett Johansson is a Hollywood bombshell that has been making waves in the entertainment industry since the mid-nineties. While she had first appeared in an Off-Broadway play as a child, she didn’t make her film debut until 1994 in the fantasy comedy North.
She might only be 35 years old but she already has 25 years of experience and numerous awards under her belt. If you guys really want to see some talent, check Johansson out in the 2019 drama Marriage Story. If you’ve already seen it, well, guess you’ll have to wait until Black Widow comes out…
Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor who, funnily enough, was married to Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2011. Reynolds is an award-winning actor that made his first film debut in 1993 as Ganesh in the Canadian drama Ordinary Magic. Over the years, he has risen to fame for his roles in a range of films including The Proposal, Green Lantern, and Deadpool.
6 Underground is the latest film fans can watch with Reynolds until Free Guy (July 2020), as well as The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (August 2020), hit the theaters. Looks like it’s going to be a slammed-packed summer of Ryan Reynolds, but we’re not complaining!
There’s no doubt in the world that Carrie Fisher was and will forever be a Hollywood legend. Who’s really surprised though? After all, she was the daughter of award-winning actress Debbie Reynolds.
Before rising to stardom as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, Fisher made her film debut in the 1975 satirical comedy-drama Shampoo as Lorna Karpf. Although Fisher sadly passed in 2016, she appeared in the 2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker through the use of unreleased footage from The Force Awakens.
At 89 years old, Clint Eastwood is the true definition of talent. An American actor turned filmmaker musician, he gained worldwide fame for his role as the Man with No Name in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the sixties.
You may also recognize him as the antihero cop, Harry Callahan, from the multiple Dirty Harry films. Before that, though, Eastwood made his film debut as Jonesey in the 1955 American black-and-white comedy, Francis in the Navy. In 2019, he portrayed Earl Stone in The Mule, a movie which Eastwood also directed.
For all the youngsters reading this, you may recognize this guy as Professor Snape from the Harry Potter films. His name is Alan Rickman and he was one of the most-loved British actors in the industry. Before he went on to play the sarcastic half-blood wizard alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Rickman’s first feature film role was as the evil Hans Gruber in the 1988 action film Die Hard.
He may have passed away too soon from pancreatic cancer but he had an acting career to be admired. His last film role was as Lieutenant General Frank Benson in the 2015 thriller Eye in the Sky.
Cited as one of the most influential people in the American entertainment industry, Angelina Jolie entered the spotlight when she was just seven years old, making her screen debut alongside her father, Jon Voight, in the 1982 comedy Lookin’ to Get Out. Since she entered the scene in the early eighties, Jolie’s personal life has often been the subject of wide publicity — from her humanitarian work to her latest lover to her six children, and more.
Aside from that, though, Jolie is known for her striking features and wicked talent. Catch the beauty in her latest film, Maleficent 2, which came out in October of 2019.
Keanu — Hawaiian for a “cool breeze over the mountains” — Reeves is a Canadian actor who rose to fame for his starring roles in films like the Bill and Ted franchise, the John Wick franchise, and the sci-fi action series The Matrix. Now 55 years old, Reeves entered the industry in 1984 when he was just a young 20-year-old. Throughout his career, Reeves has gone on to earn several awards for his undeniable talent.
Before he became known worldwide, though, Reeves made his film debut as Heaver in Youngblood (1986). If you want to see something a little more up-to-date, watch Reeves in a Netflix original movie — Always Be My Maybe — playing alongside Ali Wong.
Known as one of Hollywood’s top Australian imports, Nicole Kidman has won a plethora of awards throughout her 37-year career. Before gaining recognition for her roles in films including Batman Forever and Moulin Rouge!, Kidman first began her acting career as Helen in the 1983 Australian Christmas drama, Bush Christmas, which happens to be a remake of the 1947 film.
With no intention of stopping anytime soon, the gorgeous Aussie actress just starred in the 2019 American biographical drama Bombshell in which she played alongside Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie.
There’s no question that Johnny Depp is easily one of the most versatile and talented actors in history. With 36 years of experience now, Depp is known for the eccentric characters he plays in films like Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, The Mad Hatter, Captain Jack Sparrow, and more.
Before he rose to prominence, though, Depp got his start in the 1984 mystery slasher A Nightmare On Elm Street. Although we’re still waiting on the drama Minamata to come out, fans can watch Depp in the 2019 Italian drama Waiting for the Barbarians.
When you guys think of Jennifer Lopez, does perfection also come to mind to you too? J.Lo is absolute goals in every which way — from her looks to her triple-threat talent to her business skills and fashion sense. While you may know her as Jenny from the block, Lopez has undoubtedly proven over the years that her talents aren’t limited to singing.
Before she landed her first leading role in the ’97 Selena biopic, Lopez made her film debut as Myra in the 1986 low-budget film My Little Girl. In 2019, Lopez starred as Ramona in her latest film called Hustlers.
Hugh Jackman is yet another Australian gem who has been breaking hearts since he burst onto the scene in the nineties. Before he played Wolverine or held any lead roles in romantic comedies like Kate & Leopold or even became a Broadway star, Jackman got his start in 1999 when he portrayed Wace in Erskineville and Jack Willis in Paperback Hero.
With over 25 years in the industry, the man from down under has become a leading star in Hollywood. Fans can check him out in his latest film, Bad Education, which is a 2019 American comedy-drama.
There’s no denying the fact that actress Natalie Portman is much, much more than a pretty face. With movies like Black Swan and the Star Wars prequels, it really doesn’t come as a shocker that Portman has won countless awards throughout her 25-year career.
Before she rose to fame for these kinds of roles, though, Portman began acting when she was just 12 years old, starring as the young protégée of a hitman in the 1994 action-drama film Léon: The Professional. While Portman’s most recent release was Lucy in the Sky, she is currently in the process of filming as Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Under.
Alright, alright, alright — here we have heartthrob Matthew McConaughey. Although he’s now a leading man in Hollywood, he had to get his start somewhere just like anyone else. He first gained notoriety for his performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused back in ’93.
Having won numerous awards in the span of his nearly 30-year career, we think it’s safe to say that McConaughey isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, you can see him play alongside fellow stars Hugh Grant and Colin Farrell in the 2019 crime-action movie The Gentlemen.
Believe it or not, people, but Daniel Radcliffe is more than just his Harry Potter character. Before Voldemort was out to get his hands on the young wizard, Radcliffe actually got his start in 2001 as Mark Pendel in The Tailor of Panama.
He was just 10 years old when he got to work alongside icons including Jamie Lee Curtis and Pierce Brosnan. While he’s in the midst of working on a new movie called Escape from Pretoria, his last release was the 2019 action film Guns Akimbo in which he plays a video game developer who’s forced to outsmart his death.
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro is one of the biggest names not only in Hollywood but in the entertainment industry as a whole. With almost 60 years of experience and countless awards behind him, De Niro is one of the most beloved stars of all time. Seriously — there’s not a person in the world that hates the guy!
In any event, the veteran actor had his first film role in the comedy film The Wedding Party, which was filmed in 1963 but only released in 1969. Although he’s gone on to star in more films than we can count, you can see him in his latest movie, The Irishman.
Anthony Hopkins, an 82-year-old Welsh actor, has received countless accolades throughout his longstanding career. Before he made it big with films like The Silence of the Lambs and The Elephant Man, Hopkins’ first film debut was as Richard the Lionheart in the historical period drama The Lion in Winter.
Despite the fact that he’s been in the industry for 60 years, Hopkins doesn’t have any intention to put a halt to his career. Watch him in his latest release, The Two Popes, a 2019 comedy-drama starring Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.
Kathy Bates is an award-winning actress and director who got her start in the industry during the early ’60s. Before she appeared in Fried Green Tomatoes or won a Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Delphine LaLaurie in the third season of American Horror Story, Bates made her film debut in the 1971 musical drama Taking Off.
Now with nearly 60 years of experience, Bates is considered to be one of the Hollywood greats. Her latest film, called Richard Jewell, is a 2019 biographical drama directed and produced by none other than Clint Eastwood.
It shouldn’t come as such a shock that Kevin Bacon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion picture industry in 2003. After all, he left home at 17 years old in order to pursue a career in acting. Bacon is known for his performances as Ren McCormack in the original Footloose and as Detective Sean Devine in the neo-noir mystery drama Mystic River.
Before he landed those gigs, though, Bacon made his film debut as Chip Diller — a snobby and prissy Omega pledge and ROTC cadet — in the 1978 hit comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House. Bacon is currently filming a dramatic short film called North Star, which will premiere at the end of June 2020. If you’d like to see the star sooner, check him out in City On a Hill, a Showtime original drama series.
Julia Roberts is an award-winning actress who has been making waves in the industry since the late-eighties. She established herself as a leading lady in Hollywood after headlining the 1990 romantic-comedy Pretty Woman.
Before she gained prominence for her mesmerizing smile and beautiful locks, Roberts’ first role was an uncredited character in the 1987 drama-action film Firehouse — fitting, too, as Roberts really is a firehouse. Now one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, you can watch Roberts play a mother of a son who just returned home from rehab in the 2018 drama Ben is Back.
Believe it or not, before Canadian actor Ryan Gosling stole our hearts as Noah Calhoun in The Notebook, he actually began his career as one of the Mouseketeers in The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1995. Following that gig, Gosling landed his first-ever film role in the 1997 Frankenstein and Me starring Burt Reynolds.
Young Gosling plays Kenny, a friend of the lead character who wants to bring Frankenstein to life. Now with nearly 30 years of experience and roles that have earned him worldwide fame, you can catch the hunk in his latest film from 2018, First Man, a biographical science-fiction drama.
Despite his personal life and all the drama that goes on within it, there’s no denying that Tom Cruise is one of the most talented actors around. Before landing his breakthrough role in the 1983 teen coming-of-age comedy Risky Business, Cruise had his first-ever role in Endless Love as Billy, a friend of the main character who gives him an idea that ultimately goes wrong.
Now with almost 40 years of experience in Hollywood, we think it’s safe to say that Cruise has become an acting legend. He’s currently in the midst of filming the sequel to Top Gun (1986) — Top Gun: Maverick — which will premiere in June of 2020.
Oh, Cate Blanchett — it goes without saying that she’s one of Australia’s most accomplished actresses. From her roles in large-scale blockbusters to low-budget indie films, there’s no denying that this bombshell has absolutely left us floored with all of her performances.
Before gaining international attention for her performance in Elizabeth (1998), Blanchett’s first-ever role was as Rosie in the 1996 Australian drama Parklands. While she’s currently filming an upcoming thriller called Nightmare Alley, you can also catch the star in the 2019 drama-mystery Where’d You Go, Bernadette.
As much as we’d all like to think that Chris Hemsworth was just born as Thor — the God of Thunder — that is unfortunately not the case. In actuality, the Aussie actor rose to prominence for his role in the Australian TV series Home and Away. His first-ever movie role was as George Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek film.
Hemsworth may have really only entered the industry in the early ’00s but the star has already built up quite the resume, making him one of the leading and highest-paid actors in the world. The Thor star is currently filming the 2020 action film Extraction.
It’s really no surprise that Emma Thompson is one of the most acclaimed actresses in the industry considering that she was born to actor-parents. In other words, talent basically runs in her blood.
Being that she often portrays enigmatic and matronly characters with a sense of wit, it’s only fitting that Thompson’s first-ever film role was as Princess Katherine of France in the 1989 historical-period drama Henry V. With that being said, Thompson is extremely versatile. In her latest film, Last Christmas (2019), she takes on the role of a mother who suffers from depression.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
We know — with how famous Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is from his acting career, it’s almost hard to remember that he was a professional wrestler for the WWE for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career.
Johnson’s first acting role was in the 2001 action-adventure fantasy horror film The Mummy Returns, a sequel to The Mummy (1999). While he’s currently in the midst of filming the 2020 action comedy thriller Red Notice — also starring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds — you can catch him in the 2019 flick Jumanji: The Next Level.
Alright, guys — this one may make you just a tad nostalgic. While you probably recognize Brie Larson from 21 Jump Street or as superhero Carol Danvers in the 2019 Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.
Before she landed these breakthrough roles, though, Larson played minor ‘mean girl’ roles in Sleepover and 13 Going On 30 at the young age of 15! Now with about 22 years of experience in the industry, it’s no surprise that she was named among the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Catch her as Eva Ansley in her latest film, Just Mercy (2019).
Jonah Hill may have only gotten his start in the industry during the early ’00s but as of today, he’s one of the world’s highest-paid actors. Sure — he’s considered a comedic genius although Hill is also known for his dramatic performances in projects like Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Before he gained critical acclaim for these roles, though, Hill’s first gig was as Seth in the 2007 coming-of-age teen comedy Superbad in which Emma Stone happened to also get her start. He produced the 2019 drama Richard Jewell but if you’d like to see some light-hearted Jonah Hill humor, you can catch him in the 2019 comedy The Beach Bum.
You may recognize Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a lawyer for the Supreme Court, on the ABC drama series Scandal. Before she rose to fame for this role and others in films like Ray and Django Unchained, Washington made her feature-film debut in Our Song in which she plays Lanisha Brown, a 15-year-old high school girl.
Now with 26 years of experience behind her, it’s no surprise that Washington is currently filming two different films that’ll be released this year in 2020. Her latest film, though, which has already premiered is called American Son.
Hollywood’s favorite silver fox and award-winning actor, George Clooney surprisingly didn’t have the most promising acting career when he first started out. Grizzly II — the sequel to the 1976 film about a giant, man-eating bear — may have not been released but it does feature a young Clooney in a nameless role.
His character is camping out with a lover before getting mauled by the monster. His released-film debut came a bit later in Return to Horror High. Clooney is currently starring in a Hulu satire mini-television series called Catch-22.
Jennifer Lawrence is easily one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses between her talent, looks, and humorous attitude. Before she became an A-lister, though, Lawrence had to have started somewhere. She got her start with guest roles on different TV series’ including Monk and Cold Case.
Lawrence didn’t make her film debut until 2008 in the drama-indie film Garden Party in which she plays Tiff. If you’d like to see something a little more recent of hers, watch Lawrence play Mystique in the 2019 American superhero film Dark Phoenix.
One of the most bankable stars of today, Matt Damon is an American actor who first entered the entertainment industry in the late-eighties. Before writing and starring in Good Will Hunting or playing Jason Bourne, Damon made his first appearance in the 1988 coming-of-age film Mystic Pizza.
Since this acting debut, Damon has racked up quite a few awards. He is currently filming Stillwater, a crime drama directed by Tom McCarthy that is set to be released in November 2020, but his latest role was as Carroll Shelby in the high-octane Ford vs Ferrari.
We’ve all been accustomed to some amazing roles that Colin Firth offered us. The Oscar-winning actor has delivered some of the best performances we have ever seen on our screens. He’s most famous for The King’s Speech, which also got him his Oscar.
But few of us know that his first appearance was in Another Country in 1984. The actor is well known for the spy movies The Kingsman I and II, which were two of the best performances in his career.
Before knowing Aaron Paul as a young dealer that became one of the biggest drug lords in the U.S. alongside Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad, he was a normal teenager like most of us. Back in 1999, Aaron Paul made his first appearance on the screen in Beverly Hills 90210 as Chad.
This Oscar-nominated actor is well known for his performance in Breaking Bad, but we also know him from Need for Speed and other titles that hit the big screens.
Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the hottest actors in Hollywood. We don’t see him that often since he usually picks his roles very carefully. While his first appearance was in City Slickers in 1991 when he was just ten years old, Jake has accustomed us to seeing him in a lot of good movies.
His latest Hollywood flick was Spider-Man: Far from Home, where he portrayed the main villain Quentin Beck, also known as Mysterio. His latest performance is absolutely great, but so was his first.
We all know Elijah Wood from the Lord of The Rings series, that’s the role that took his career to a whole new level. Not too many people know that before being a high-rank Hollywood actor, Elijah had his debut in Back to The Future II, where he played a boy that didn’t even have a name, he was credited “Video Game Boy.”
He has had a great number of amazing roles from Green Street Hooligans and The Adventures of Huck Finn.
Reese Witherspoon is also a great name in Hollywood that has given some great performances over her time in the industry. The actress portrayed a variety of roles, each very different from the other. Her debut was in The Man in The Moon in 1991 where she played a young girl that was coming of age.
The evolution is clear across later titles, which include Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama. So much so that we would enjoy seeing more of her in the near future!
Dev Patel has become one of the greatest actors we have ever seen through his role and the performance that he delivered in Slumdog Millionaire. But before his career in films, Dev Patel starred in the UK series Skins, where he portrayed a teenage rebel.
Although he doesn’t have a very big repertoire, Dev Patel always delivers great performances and makes sure we remember him clearly through his emotional roles.
Emma Stone is one of the most famous actresses in the new wave of Hollywood actors. She always came with her own way of delivering roles, giving all of her performances a comic and natural dimension. Her latest movie gave her an Academy Award for her amazing performance alongside Ryan Gosling in La La Land.
The actress’ debut was in 2005, in The New Partridge Family on VH1. The energy she had on stage made her road to stardom come very naturally.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the most loved actors in Hollywood ever since he started appearing on screen. His debut was in 1988, playing a small boy called Runder in Stranger On My Land. After that, Joseph started landing a lot of small roles until he became a full-time Hollywood star.
I think we can all remember his amazing performance from 10 Things I Hate About You, where he co-starred with Heath Ledger and offered us a great performance as a teenager who is head-over-heels in love.
Before he ended up on the hit series Game of Thrones where he made all of us hate him as King Joffrey, Jack Gleeson had a small debut in Batman Begins. The character didn’t even have a name, but the appearance of Jack was so strong and well-put on camera that it led him to landing other roles.
Not everyone has the chance of having their debut in a huge movie directed by Christopher Nolan, so we can say that Jack was pretty lucky.
Zooey Deschanel made her debut when she was only 17. She starred as Elena in Veronica’s Closet; it was her first speaking role in a TV sitcom. After that, she steadily started to evolve and land roles that were substantially bigger.
She made us accustomed to her great performances of odd girls. One of the most famous movies she was in was 500 days of Summer alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She then went on to staring in her very own sitcom, New Girl.
Will Smith, now 51 years old, is an actor and rapper who had already taken the throne as the Prince of Bel-Air by the time his first film role came around in 1992. Smith was cast as a wheelchair-bound teenage runaway named Manny in Where the Day Takes You, directed by Marc Rocco.
With almost 40 years of experience in show business, it’s no surprise that Smith has become one of the most notable celebs. Fans will be able to watch Smith reprise his role as Detective Mike Lowrey in the upcoming action-comedy, Bad Boys for Life.
Morgan Freeman might be 82 years old but his voice is still as iconic as ever. 56 years later and Freeman is stilled noted for his deep voice, which could explain why he has served as a narrator, commentator, and voice actor for a number of programs and television shows. Before he landed roles in films like Driving Miss Daisy and Shawshank Redemption, Freeman made his film debut as Walter in Brubaker starring Robert Redford.
While you can watch him play alongside Gerard Butler in the 2019 thriller Angel Has Fallen, Freeman is currently working on other films including Into America’s Wild and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.
Cameron Diaz was easily one of the most in-demand actresses of the late 1990s and 2000s, not to mention that she still would be today if she hadn’t retired a couple of years ago. Still, the blonde showstopper starred in a number of hit films including There’s Something About Mary and Charlie’s Angels.
Before she became an international sensation with her award-winning roles, Diaz got her first break in the 1994 blockbuster action-comedy The Mask. Before she decided to step out of the spotlight, Diaz portrayed Miss Hannigan in the 2014 remake of Annie.
Chris Evans may now be known as Captain America but before he was fighting crime and saving humanity, Evans made his first film debut in a 1997 short film of sorts called Biodiversity: Wild About Life! in which three high-schoolers enter a contest to win $1000 by submitting a video about…well, you guessed it — biodiversity.
Of course, the hunk went on to appear in films including Not Another Teen Movie, The Fantastic Four, Captain America (obviously), and more. Today, fans can watch him play Ransom Drysdale in his latest film, Knives Out.
Jason Momoa is the beefcake that every gal wants and every guy wants to be. You may recognize him as Khal Drogo — warlord of the Dothraki people — from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Before he burst onto the scene alongside Khaleesi, though, he was cast in the action drama series Baywatch Hawaii when he was 19 years old.
Now with about 22 years of experience, we think it’s safe to say that Momoa is one of Hollywood’s finest. If you’d like to see it for yourselves, catch him in his latest film as Aquaman. We guarantee he’ll swim right into your hearts…