16 Famous Celebrities And Their Breakout Roles That Made Them A Star
Jake was born into the Gyllenhaal family where his father Stephen Gyllenhaal was a director and his mother Naomi Foner was a screenwriter. People had high hopes for the young actor. He made his debut in 1991’s ‘City Slickers’. This was followed by a number of side roles in his father’s productions. It was in 2001’s ‘Donnie Darko’ that Jake became a huge name in Hollywood. The movie flopped at the box office but the critics loved it.
Emma Stone began her career as a TV show actresses on a number of shows like ‘In Search of the New Partridge Family’, ‘Lucky Louie’, ‘Heroes’, etc. Her first movie role was in 2007’s ‘Superbad’ which became a huge sleeper hit. Even today it is ranked as one of the best comedies of the 2000s. The critics noted Emma’s excellent performance.
Nobody will ever forget seeing Rachel McAdams for the first time in the now cult classic ‘Mean Girls’. The teen comedy based on Rosalind Wiseman’s 2002 non-fiction self-help book, ‘Queen Bees and Wannabes’ was a huge hit at the box office and even with critics. Rachel McAdams played the now iconic ‘Regina George’.
She began her career at the age of 12 in 1994’s ‘Interview with the Vampire’. The movie was a hit and Kristen gained widespread recognition for her performance. Movies like ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Small Soldiers´ which are both not cult classics made her even more famous. Many credit the Sam Raimi ‘Spider-Man’ movies as her breakout role but those movies just boosted her stardom.