Film Debuts of Known Actors/Actresses

by christophershobris | created - 02 Dec 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Ever wonder what was the film a particular actor debuted in? I do. Seeing where it all began for the actor or actress. This list will contain the film known performers debuted in. Ranging from actors like Brad Pitt, and John Travolta to actresses like Julia Roberts or Diane Keaton. This is were it all started.

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1. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

Votes: 12,693 | Gross: $4.48M

Jack Black

2. Class (1983)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

33 Metascore

A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 8,930

John Cusack

3. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 655,113 | Gross: $28.26M

Albert Brooks

4. Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965)

110 min | Drama

When his wife leaves him, a young French actor, François Combe, moves to New York to work for a television company. One evening, he meets an attractive young woman, Kay Larsi, in a bar.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Annie Girardot, Maurice Ronet, O.E. Hasse, Roland Lesaffre

Votes: 349

Robert De Niro

5. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 24,764 | Gross: $7.94M

Danny Trejo

7. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

When a field (which has been farmed by the McCabe family for generations) goes up for auction, the patriarch of the McCabe family will stop at nothing to prevent a rich American from buying it.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 5,157 | Gross: $1.41M

Brendan Gleeson

8. Fearless Frank (1967)

G | 83 min | Fantasy, Comedy

A satirical comedy about an unsophisticated country boy who treks off to Chicago, Illinois, gets shot by mobsters, and awakens to find that he has the powers of Superman.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Monique van Vooren, Jon Voight, Joan Darling, Severn Darden

Votes: 206

Jon Voight

9. Lookin' to Get Out (1982)

R | 105 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jon Voight, Ann-Margret, Burt Young, Bert Remsen

Votes: 615 | Gross: $0.95M

Angelina Jolie

10. He Knows You're Alone (1980)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer in Staten Island. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape?

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Don Scardino, Caitlin O'Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Tom Rolfing

Votes: 2,823

Tom Hanks

11. Rich and Famous (1981)

R | 117 min | Drama

52 Metascore

Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner

Votes: 1,442 | Gross: $14.49M

Meg Ryan

12. Prisoners of the Sun (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach

Votes: 762

Russell Crowe

13. Carbon Copy (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

When a rich white corporate executive finds out that he has an illegitimate black son, things start falling apart for him at home, at work and in his social circles.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Dick Martin

Votes: 2,345 | Gross: $9.57M

Denzel Washington

14. Ordinary Magic (1993)

103 min | Drama

When his father dies, Jeffrey (Ryan Reynolds) is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte (Glenne Headly) in Canada. Once there he leads his aunt and his friends in staging a non-violent hunger... See full summary »

Director: Giles Walker | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Glenne Headly, David Fox, Anver Jameel

Votes: 239

Ryan Reynolds

15. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Senta Berger

Votes: 2,566

Michael Douglas

16. Lady Liberty (1971)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

Maddalena and Michele fall in love in Italy in the 1960s, while working at a meat factory in Emilia stormed by the workers' protest, but their love can't be, because he is married and Italy... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Sophia Loren, Gigi Proietti, William Devane, Beeson Carroll

Votes: 349

Danny DeVito

17. Rabbit Test (1978)

PG | 84 min | Comedy

Lionel's life turns around after a one-night stand on top of a pinball table... he becomes the world's first pregnant man!

Director: Joan Rivers | Stars: Billy Crystal, Alex Rocco, Joan Prather, Doris Roberts

Votes: 646

Billy Crystal

18. Can I Do It 'Till I Need Glasses? (1977)

R | 73 min | Comedy

A comedy comprised of short sexually suggestive skits.

Director: I. Robert Levy | Stars: Jeff Doucette, Vic Dunlop, Patrick Wright, Walter Olkewicz

Votes: 353

Robin Williams

19. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 72,590 | Gross: $98.47M

Whoopi Goldberg

20. Lucas (1986)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A socially inept fourteen-year-old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends - Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love - fall for each other.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Votes: 13,678 | Gross: $8.20M

Winona Ryder

21. For the Boys (1991)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II and contacts singer/dancer Dixie Leonard for help. They become the perfect team and tour from North... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,850 | Gross: $17.86M

Vince Vaughn

22. Never Been Kissed (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon

Votes: 78,624 | Gross: $55.47M

James Franco

23. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 949,164 | Gross: $19.50M

Natalie Portman

24. The Cry Baby Killer (1958)

TV-14 | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A teenage boy panics and takes hostages when he thinks he's committed murder. Jack Nicholson's film debut as the juvenile delinquent.

Director: Justus Addiss | Stars: Harry Lauter, Jack Nicholson, Carolyn Mitchell, Brett Halsey

Votes: 431

Jack Nicholson

25. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 77,191

Dennis Hopper

26. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama

Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker, Will Geer

Votes: 798

Jodie Foster

27. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 56,529 | Gross: $3.05M

Kate Winslet

28. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 239,360 | Gross: $39.20M

Sigourney Weaver

29. Fear Is the Key (1972)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man is in radio contact with his family when their airplane is shot down. He wants those responsible and becomes a criminal to get a job as deep sea diver with those salvaging the plane's cargo.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon, Dolph Sweet

Votes: 1,190

Ben Kingsley

30. Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)

200 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.

Stars: Amy Irving, Olivia de Havilland, Jan Niklas, Nicolas Surovy

Votes: 1,022

Christian Bale

31. Erskineville Kings (1999)

90 min | Drama

Barky, 25, lost soul, left home two years ago to escape his abusive father leaving behind everything in the world that was important to him; now that his father's dead, he thinks it's safe to come home.

Director: Alan White | Stars: Marty Denniss, Hugh Jackman, Andrew Wholley, Aaron Blabey

Votes: 462

Hugh Jackman

32. Prisoners of the Sun (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach

Votes: 762

Russell Crowe

33. Gone Are the Days! (1963)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

An idealistic young man returns to the plantation where he grew up in servitude. He brings his fiancée Lutiebelle, but hopes to convince the plantation owner that she is really his cousin ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Godfrey Cambridge, Hilda Haynes

Votes: 130

Alan Alda

34. The Burning (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

42 Metascore

A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

Votes: 14,004

Jason Alexander

35. Tropical Snow (1988)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama

New York is the dream city of Tavo and Marina, where the lovers hope to start a better life; at home in Bogota they have to work as pocket pickers at the airport to support their families. ... See full summary »

Director: Ciro Durán | Stars: Jsu Garcia, Madeleine Stowe, David Carradine, Alfonso Ortiz

Votes: 203

Tim Allen

36. What's New Pussycat (1965)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy

A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine

Votes: 9,016 | Gross: $18.82M

Woody Allen

37. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

62 Metascore

A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Votes: 223,028 | Gross: $61.50M

Sean Astin

38. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

R | 109 min | Comedy

79 Metascore

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

Votes: 106,255 | Gross: $0.20M

Kevin Bacon

39. Calypso Heat Wave (1957)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Musical

Everything's going well at Disco Records, where singer Johnny Conroy is popular and publicity chief Marty Collins is good at her job, as well as in love with company boss Mack Adams. Everything changes when Barney Pearl shows up.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Johnny Desmond, Merry Anders, Meg Myles, Paul Langton

Votes: 70

Alan Arkin

40. Where the Day Takes You (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Robert Knepper, Laura San Giacomo, Sean Astin

Votes: 2,999 | Gross: $0.39M

David Arquette

41. Forever, Lulu (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Mystery

A beautiful novelist gets involved with the violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target. Alec Baldwin plays the cop who pursues her killers.

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Debbie Harry, Alec Baldwin, Annie Golden

Votes: 324

Alec Baldwin

42. The Christmas Path (1998)

95 min | Family

An angel cast out by Santa Claus must restore a young boy's faith in order to regain his wings.

Director: Bernard Salzmann | Stars: Dee Wallace, Madylin Sweeten, Shia LaBeouf, John Borkowski

Votes: 115

Shia LaBeouf

43. Renaissance Man (1994)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

A failed businessman is hired by the army to teach a group of underachieving recruits in order to help them pass basic training.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 15,897 | Gross: $24.33M