10 Famous Stars Who Got Their Starts As Extras
The road to success for actors isn’t always that straightforward. While some stars are able to land big roles without ever having to take on the little ones, there are others who had to take uncredited roles until they were able to land the big ones that changed their careers. Here are 10 famous stars who got their starts in Hollywood as extras:
10. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart has become one of the most famous actresses in the world because of her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight franchise; however, back in 1999, she landed her first role, which was uncredited, in the Disney movie The Thirteenth Year. She played a disgruntled girl waiting in the water fountain line.
9. Clint Eastwood
During the ‘50s when Clint Eastwood was first trying to make it as an actor, he had a tough time landing roles that weren’t uncredited. His first role in Revenge of the Creature was as an extra and then his roles in Lady Godiva of Coventry, Tarantula, Never Say Goodbye, Star in the Dust, Away All Boats, and Escapade in Japan were also minor and uncredited. It wasn’t until he landed a part in the Western TV series Rawhide that his star began to rise, and then after landing the role of Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns in the ‘60s, he finally reached international fame.