12 Stars You Probably Forgot Were In Popular Teen Films
The high school movie genre has been heavily saturated over the years, but a golden time for these teen films was definitely the ’90s and early 2000s. Movies such as 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s All That, and Save the Last Dance are still fan favorites and as they are re-watched again and again, many have noticed familiar faces in the background. Every big star had to start somewhere and many of them began by taking smaller roles in very popular teen films! Here are 12 stars you probably forgot were in some of the most popular high school flicks of the ’90s and 2000s:
12. Ben Affleck – Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Before Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the most popular teen series to ever hit television, but years before it hit the small screen, it was turned into a film. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie was released in 1992 and starred Kristy Swanson as Buffy, a Valley girl cheerleader turned vampire hunter. Along with Swanson the film boasted stars such as Donald Sutherland, Luke Perry and David Arquette, but in the background of the cast is one of today’s biggest stars — Ben Affleck. Affleck portrayed a member of the basketball team and is simply listed as “Basketball Player #10.” It was such a small role it is easy to overlook, and there was no telling he would go on to become one of Hollywood’s most well-known stars.
11. Milo Ventimiglia – She’s All That
If Ben Affleck’s role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer was small then Milo Ventimiglia’s part in She’s All That is a “blink and you’ll miss it” type of role. The charming actor went through many small parts before he really gained recognition after landing the role of Jess Mariano on Gilmore Girls from 2001-2006, and has gone to even more fame as Peter Petrelli on Heroes and now Jack Pearson on TV’s biggest new drama This Is Us. Before it all, he appeared in his very first movie role with 1999’s She’s All That and can be seen as the last junior varsity soccer players to enter the house that Zack enlists to clean so that he can take Laney out.