Big Screen Breakout Roles: 17 A-Listers & The Movies That Put Them On The Map

Before stars were stars, they had to climb the Hollywood ladder just like everybody else. They starred in small television guest spots and low-budget films to kickstart their careers, but achieved an entirely new level of success once they proved they could cut it in film, too. Jennifer Aniston will always be Rachel Green from “Friends,” and Ryan Gosling just a kid on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” but they went from actors to movie stars once they brought in big bucks at the box office. Click through the gallery to see which flicks gave 17 stars their big breaks on the big screen.

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