These movie stars that started their career on TV

23/10/2021

Today, they're real Hollywood stars and yet, they all almost started their career on TV. Here are 5 actors who were in TV series before becoming famous movie stars.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in That 70’s Show
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in That 70’s Show

If Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are two huge movie stars today, they started at the same time in the same series: That ‘70s Show. The young Mila Kunis was only 14 when she got the part of Jackie Burkhart in the show and lied and pretended to be 18 years old to get the part. On set, she meets Ashton Kutcher who, after years of being a model, becomes Michael Kelso, the handsome yet quite dumb character of the show. For both of them, it is the beginning of a success story that will lead them right to Hollywood and then to love since they are now a couple with two kids.

Brad Pitt in Dallas
Brad Pitt in Dallas

Do we really need to introduce Brad Pitt? Absolutely not. One of Hollywood’s finest also started his career on TV. At 24, Brad Pitt got a small role in the cult TV series Dallas, where he appears for 4 episodes. This brief appearance on the small screen is going to be a huge springboard for the rest of its career since he got several other TV contracts thanks to it, notably one in 21 Jump Street next to...Johnny Depp!

Halle Berry in Living Dolls
Halle Berry in Living Dolls

Did you know? Before ever becoming Catwoman or Tornado in the X-Men franchise, Halle Berry started her career on the small screen. In 1989, the young actress was training to be a model in the show Living Dolls. In fact, it is on the set of this TV series that she learnt she was diabetic and fell into a coma.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Growing Pains
Leonardo DiCaprio in Growing Pains

In truth, Growing Pains is not Leonardo DiCaprio’s first role on TV. Before being the award-winning actor he is today, Leonardo DiCaprio started his career in a show called Parenthood at the beginning of the 90s. Promising start for him, since he continued his acting career in Growing Pains interpreting the young Luke Brower in the last season. Here, he signs the beginning of a long and brilliant career since he’s gonna play opposite De Niro in This Boy’s Life three years later.

Shia Labeouf in Even Stevens
Shia Labeouf in Even Stevens

As controversial as Shia Labeouf can be, he still is one of Hollywood’s big movie stars. The one we notably saw in Transformers started, like many before him, on TV. TV lovers who grew up during the 00s remember him as Louis Stevens from the sitcom Even Stevens. Yes, the little guy with curly hair is in fact Shia LaBeouf.

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