When you’re a young actor with an attractive face, there is nothing better than to have it splattered with blood. So many A-list actors and actresses got their start in the horror genre. Not thrillers… rather the legit slasher, blood, guts, chainsaws, don’t-go-in-that-door horror flicks. These are not small-time actors who started in this genre. They were unionized pros, looking for their first decent payday, or another early gig that would help jump start their career. Here are 13 big-time stars who were once horrific.
13. Brad Pitt
Hold up. Brad Pitt was in a horror flick? Before his scene stealing role in Thelma & Louise, yes, he was. Not long after dropping out of The University of Missouri’s journalism program, Brad moved to Tinseltown, and scored a few early roles, one being in the horror flick, Cutting Class. Brad was becoming a well-known commodity in the casting community at this point, and it served as another step into the studio doors. The film itself is not very watchable, but Brad is as handsome and charming as he seems to be in everything he’s ever done, including when he plays characters that are not supposed to be likable. If Brad weren’t in this slasher flick, it would have been forgotten long ago, but because of his presence, it lives on with clout and cult status.