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Oh, wait. You said "major".
-- Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. --
Some early TV shows have also been mentioned, so I'll chime in with one I recall, William Shatner in the Twilight Zone episode Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. Certainly not his earliest performance, either. His filmography mentions an early role (1954) as Ranger Bob on the Canadian Howdy Doody Show.
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Last week a saw Shatner in Twilight Zone - they were using a prediction machine mounted on the table in a diner to predict the future...
The Twilight Zone reads as a Who's Who of early/pre-stardom. Just this morning I watched an episode, "He's Alive" starring Dennis Hopper.
Don't believe everything you think.
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The Godfather was the first big role for Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire. Godfather 2 really launched the career of Robert Deniro.
"You know, Scotland has its own martial arts. Yeah, it's called Fuck You. It's mostly just head butting and then kicking people when they're on the ground." - Charlie MacKenzie (Mike Myers in "So I Married an Axe Murderer")
Sands of Iwo Jima - Martin Milner.
Later one of the leads in Adam 12.
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Major League (1989)
Rene Russo's fist role.
One of Wesley Snipes' early roles.
Also Dennis Haysbert's third film role.
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Bonnie and Clyde. Gene Wilder had a small part. Funny, classic Gene Wilder, right from the start of his career.
IIRC, Gene Hackman also had a small role.
Liam Neeson was in The Bounty with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins
it was one of his first films IIRC
Proverbs 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
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Jhe888 beat me to the James Earl Jones/Dr. Strangelove reference.
Humphrey Bogart in High Sierra, also staring Ida Lupino and Bogie's dog 'Zero'. This was the film that got his career moving. (Lupino got top billing.)
It's an excellent movie; see it if you get a chance.
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth. - George Bernard Shaw
"What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" featured Leonardo DiCaprio in his first major role. A very young Johnny Depp had the lead. DiCaprio played a severely autistic teenager-- played the role brilliantly.
(I just double checked DuckDuckGo, and "This Boy's Life" in 1993 was first, with "Gilbert Grape" following in 1994. In "This Boy's Life," DiCaprio played opposite DiNero. "This Boy's Life" is an excellent book, but a weak movie. "Gilbert Grape" is a powerful movie.
Anyway, let the record be corrected.)
"You get much farther with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone."
Johnny Depp was in the original Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Kevin Costner was the corpse in The Big Chill. He had speaking lines in the script, some of which were filmed, but they were all cut.
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"It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddy ... let's go exploring!
Jeff Bridges in Fat City and The Last Picture Show. Both good films.
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Susan Sarandon and Brian Bostwick in Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.
Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.
Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
"All Californians, like all citizens of the United States, have a fundamental Constitutional right to keep and bear common and dangerous arms. The nation’s Founders used arms for self-protection, for the common defense, for hunting food, and as a check against tyranny." Judge Benitez - March 2019
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I'm more of a Fast times at Ridgemont High/Dazed and Confused crowd, but didn't American Graffiti launch a few careers?
Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It (he did at least one before this but wasn't huge yet)
Also - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has a handful of actors before they were big.
I like Sigs and HK's, and maybe Glocks
The Lost Boys. One of the first times I remember seeing Kiefer Sutherland on the big screen.
Val Kilmer in Top Secret.
Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
Richard M Nixon
It's nice to be important, it's more important to be nice.
Billy Joe Shaver
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Empire Records - Liv Tyler and Rene Zellweger
Stand By Me - Keifer Sutherland, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell and River Phoenix
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