16 Famous Celebrities And Their Breakout Roles That Made Them A Star

9Brad Pitt

The first role that gained him recognition was 1991’s ‘Thelma & Louise’. He wasn’t even the star of the movie but the role of a cowboy hitchhiker was so good that it made him a big name in Hollywood. It wouldn’t be till 1995 when ‘Seven’ and ‘12 Monkeys’ would release that established him as an actor with immense talent.

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10Ralph Fiennes

Did you know the actor who played Lord Voldemort also played the war criminal ‘Amon Göth’ in ‘Schindler’s List’? This was the star’s breakout performance before which he was seen in two other movies. This was the role that got the actor nominated for Best Supporting Actor as well as numerous other accolades.

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11Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment began his career with 1994’s ‘Forrest Gump’ followed by four other movies. It wasn’t till 1999’s ‘The Sixth Sense’ by M. Night Shyamalan that made him a household name and one of the best young child actors in Hollywood. He even earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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12Scarlett Johansson

Today she is the ninth-highest-grossing box office star of all time. She began her Hollywood journey with the 1994 fantasy comedy ‘North’ followed by a number of side roles and lead roles in smaller movies. It was in 2003 that she gained the recognition that she deserved with her incredible performance in ‘Lost in Translation’.

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