Everyone has to get their start somewhere, right? Actors often have to take crappy acting gigs so that they can eventually become famous, but then when they do achieve fame, those terrible roles continue to haunt them forever.
We’ve rounded up your favorite A-listers in some of the worst, most embarrassing, desperate roles from their early acting gigs.
Jennifer Lawrence in “My Super Sweet Sixteen”: Jen plays a bratty teen in a promo for the short-lived MTV reality series, “My Super Sweet Sixteen.” She's giving us “Oscars” all-around in this clip for sure.
Bradley Cooper on “Inside the Actors Studio”: While he’s not officially “acting” in this “role,” Bradley sits in the audience with the other acting students and lays on the schmaltz, kissing up to Sean Penn and asking questions about acting.
Aaron Paul on “90210”: “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul paid his dues in Hollywood by playing a high school student in a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” He had exactly seven lines of dialogue and a STEAMY on-screen kiss!
Taylor Lautner in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl: Long before he was a Twilight hottie, Taylor Lautner was singing lullabies and doing flips in this terrible children’s movie, which was a spin-off from the other equally lame Spy Kids franchise.
Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun: Jen-An starred in this horror film about a family that moves into an abandoned house, which happens to be haunted by a leprechaun. Yes, the little green guys that look for gold.
Daniel Craig in A Kid In King Arthur’s Court: Daniel Craig played a jousting instructor in this movie with that kid from “Who’s the Boss?”
Adam Sandler in Going Overboard: Adam Sandler plays a stand-up comic who works on a cruise ship that is traveling to a beauty pageant, and someone also dies?
Courtney Cox in Masters of the Universe: Courtney Cox appeared in this “action” movie, which was about a bunch of action figures that take over the city, with Dolph Lundgren in the role of He-Man.