Here is the part 2 of Actors and their first on-screen appearances.

Tom Hardy

In 1998, Tom Hardy won The Big Breakfast‍‍ ’​‍s Find Me a Supermodel competition at age 21. Hardy joined Drama Centre London in September the same year, and was taken out early after winning the part of US Army Private John Janovec in the award-winning HBO-BBC miniseries “Band of Brothers.”


Sir Ian McKellen

This is Sir Ian McKellens very first TV-appearance (age 25) from the show “The Indian Stories of Rudyard Kipling” It was broadcasted just once in 1964.


Matt Damon

Matt Damon was 13 when he was first hired to perform an ice skating routine for a local TV station in Boston, Massachusetts. However, Damon didn’t tell the truth about his skills and was left nursing some painful injuries after his lie was exposed.

His film debut came at the age of 18, as Steamer in the romantic comedy “Mystic Pizza” (1988). His single line of dialogue was: “Mom, do you want my green stuff?”


Meryl Streep

Just before the Beatles Show begins at the Shea Stadium in august 1965, a group of fans is interviewed and we can see on the left a young Meryl Streep aged 16. Her first feature film role however, came opposite Jane Fonda in the 1977 film Julia, in which she had a small role during a flashback sequence.


George Clooney

George Clooney’s first screen appearance was as an extra in the television mini-series “Centennial” in 1978 and was partly filmed in his hometown of Augusta, Kentucky. He was 17 at the time.

His first major role came in 1984 in the short-lived sitcom E/R (not to be confused with ER, the better-known hospital drama, on which Clooney also co-starred a decade later).


Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke attended Drama Centre London, graduating in 2009. Clarke’s early work includes two plays at St. Edwards, ten plays at Drama Centre London, the 2009 Company of Angels production of Sense, and a 2009 commercial for Samaritans. Aged 23, one of her first on film roles was for a University of London students short film.


Mila Kunis

At age nine, Kunis was enrolled by her father in acting classes after school at the Beverly Hills Studios. On her first audition she landed the role for a Barbie commercial (1993). Her first television roles took place in 1994, first appearing on Days of Our Lives, and a few months later doing her first of two appearances on Baywatch.


Marlon Brando

In 1947, Marlon Brando, aged 23, performed a screen test for an early Warner Brothers script for the novel, “Rebel Without a Cause.” However, Marlon Brando had no part in the film, eventually produced in 1955. Instead, Brando’s first screen role was the bitter paraplegic veteran in “The Men” (1950).


Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman started taking dancing lessons at age four. At the age of ten, she was offered to become a child model, but turned it down to focus on acting attending theatre camps on school holidays.

In 1993, aged 12, she auditioned for a role in Luc Besson’s film, Léon: The Professional. That same year she appeared in the short film “Developing”.


Jack Black

Thomas Jacob “Jack” Black first acted in a television commercial at age 13 for the 1983 video game Pitfall! by Activision.

Black’s adult career began with acting on prime time television. He played roles on shows including “Life Goes On”, “Northern Exposure”, “Mr. Show”, “Picket Fences”, “The Golden Palace” and “The X-Files”.


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