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Old 05-02-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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I did a quick search of this topic but couldn't find it, if it exists feel free to delete it.


If possible, supply a link to the first or early Television, Movie, or Commercial sighting of a famous face before they landed the role that made them famous.

Please avoid including comps as some are long and full of people that many viewers never heard of.


Since Bruce was mentioned recently, here's (or should I say hairs) a couple:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1daIIDQsXI



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5ZArV2wsak

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Old 05-02-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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Willis costarred in Moonlighting, a TV series with Cybill Shepherd, from 1985-1989.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:37 AM
 
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Before Broadway and TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAvRLUsdFHg

She started doing commercials when she was very young (Coppertone)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKNWmycbgMI

Farrah started doing several commercials for products starting in the late 60's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM59nSkjEWU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEm_FIGKjsg
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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Julia Roberts on Miami Vice



Ed O'Neill on Miami Vice



Liam Neeson on Miami Vice

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Old 05-04-2017, 02:49 AM
 
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Robert Redford, Twilight Zone episode "Nothing In The Dark"





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9JZCo912kI


Robert Redford again in early television role, as a Neo-Nazi from Naked City series.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClpT_yoJzQg
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:54 AM
 
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Here’s Tom Hanks first film role:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGdYiqt2XQ0




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmCYaZFjwtM


After this appearance in Happy Days, Ron Howard got a hold of Hanks for the film Splash.
He was originally slated to play John Candy’s character, but instead landed the lead:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA_hNoGDM4Y
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Old 05-06-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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Naomi Watts had a rather auspicious debut.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB_ZCX971aU
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Here's a clip from the first half of Ted Danson's Taxi role:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuyIEdzcrbk
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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Sharon Stone's film debut (ends @ 1:38):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfqjbSwohWs
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:48 PM
 
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Vanna White (1980):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e27GD9WjWc
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