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7 Actors Who Starred In Horror Movies Before They Got Famous

Before many actors made it big, their first shot on the big screen began in a horror movie. Some of our favorite actors who starred in some laughable excuses for horror flicks went on to become some of the most world-renowned actors of all time. However, to see them in such a raw state can be just as entertaining as a critically acclaimed film. Many people don't know that Leonardo DiCaprio's very first movie role was as Josh in Critters 3 in 1991. The movie was a direct-to-video release. It also happens to be the only sequel Leo has ever taken part in. The following year, he appeared in another horror film alongside Drew Barrymore titled Poison Ivy. DiCaprio commented on his first film role, stating: "I admit I've done a few lousy roles in the beginning of my career, like my role in Critters 3. But at that age, you'll do anything for attention!" Two years later, he landed his breakout role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCsVjQaNV0E Then, Angela Bassett took a shot at the Critters franchise, appearing in the fourth installment, which was filmed simultaneously with DiCaprio's. Unlike Leo, she was already an adult trying to get her big break in the entertainment industry. Though 1992's Critters 4 was even worse than the third one, Bassett thankfully made a statement with Boyz n the Hood, which came out the same year. Bassett didn't get her fill of horror flicks, going on to star in two horror films in 1995: Strange Days with Ralph Fiennes, then in Vampire in Brooklyn with Eddie Murphy. The same year he starred in Clueless, Paul Rudd also starred in a horrible horror sequel: Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. Just two months after Clueless premiered in 1995, Rudd starred as the grown-up version of Tommy Doyle in this confusing Halloween sequel. Before Brad Pitt oozed sex appeal in 1999's Fight Club as Tyler Durden, he starred in this comical slasher flick a decade prior called Cutting Class. His character's name is Dwight Ingalls in the "whodunit" movie that takes place in a high school. Young Brad's Dwight is one of the suspects/potential victims. Take a look below at 7 actors who starred in horror before fame:

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