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I feel silly for not making the connection before, but I only just realized that Thomas Jane plays Todd Parker in Boogie Nights. It's my favorite movie and I've seen it over a dozen times, but I never knew it was him. Guess I've always been used to his clean shaven look. But what a fantastic performance!


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Josh Brolin was one of the Goonies.


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I just got the 1922 "Sherlock Holmes" with John Barrymore and was surprised to discover his Dr. Watson was Roland Young, better known as Cosmo Topper (and Uncle Willy in "The Philadelphia Story"). It was his first screen role. I had no idea he was in films that early.

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Jeff Goldblum in Death Wish. He played one of the thugs that killed Bronson's wife.


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Jeff Goldblum in Death Wish. He played one of the thugs that killed Bronson's wife.

Laurence Fishburne also played one of the thugs in Death Wish 2.


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Jeff Goldblum in Death Wish. He played one of the thugs that killed Bronson's wife.

Laurence Fishburne also played one of the thugs in Death Wish 2.


Morpheus was in one of the Freddy sequels as well, I believe.

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moviemkr7 wrote:
Vexer wrote:
dps wrote:
Jeff Goldblum in Death Wish. He played one of the thugs that killed Bronson's wife.

Laurence Fishburne also played one of the thugs in Death Wish 2.


Morpheus was in one of the Freddy sequels as well, I believe.

Part 3 to be exact.


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
- Bill Paxton in "Weird Science"


Also Bill Paxton in "The Terminator". One of the punks that Arnie asks "Your clothez. Give zem to me."


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William Powell's in the 1922 Sherlock Holmes as well, as a student under the influence of Moriarty, but who wants out. It was his first screen role, and I didn't know it was him until the credits.

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William Powell's in the 1922 Sherlock Holmes as well, as a student under the influence of Moriarty, but who wants out. It was his first screen role, and I didn't know it was him until the credits.

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There's quite a few actors that first appeared in a Troma film:
Samuel L Jackson in Def By Temptation(also in Return Of Superfly)
Billy Bob Thornton in Chopper Chicks In Zombietown
Marisa Tomei in Toxic Avenger
Vincent D Onofrio in The First Turn-On
Kevin Costner in Sizzle Beach USA
Paul Sorvino in Cry Uncle


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Seth Rogen in Donnie Darko. Definitely did a double-take when I recently re-watched it.


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Jeremy Renner in National Lampoon's Senior Trip.


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Rewatched Groundhog Day recently and was surprised to see Michael Shannon in what was apparently his first role.

Also, Michael Jai White was in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II. It's just a minor, non-speaking part, but you can't unsee him.

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Alex wrote:
H.I. McDonough wrote:
- Bill Paxton in "Weird Science"


Also Bill Paxton in "The Terminator". One of the punks that Arnie asks "Your clothez. Give zem to me."

Yeah, but I didn't actually see "The Terminator" (or "Alien," for that matter) until after I knew who he was. :)

Here's a somewhat odd one: Hope Davis in "Home Alone" :?


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Tobin Bell's brief uncredited appearance in Tootsie.

Jeremy Renner in National Lampoon's Senior Trip.


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