Breakout Roles That Propelled Famous Actors and Actresses to Stardom


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Every legend had to start somewhere. In the case of actors and actresses, they all need that one big break that propels their careers and turns them into stars. It’s fascinating to look back at where it all started, at what the turning point was for some of the icons we’ve been welcoming into our homes for so many years. What was their big break? We’ve turned back the clock and pinpointed some famous actors’ breakout roles.

Do you disagree with any of our choices? (Note: We only considered breakout movie roles for this list, not those on the small screen.) Let us know in the comments, and feel free to add roles from additional actors and actresses that we didn’t include. And don’t forget to SHARE this compilation of famous actors’ breakout roles with all of the movie fans in your life!