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What 37 A-list celebrities looked like when they first started acting

INSIDER Logo By Anjelica Oswald of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 38: From Pepsi and Bubble Yum commercials to failed sitcoms and small guest roles, A-list celebrities were once struggling trying to make it in the business, just like everyone else in Hollywood. Samuel L. Jackson didn't jump right into award-winning movies. He was trained and started on stage. Kerry Washington was popping up in educational videos before dominating on "Scandal," and Nicole Kidman starred in a number of small Australian films before making it in Hollywood.  We took a look back at 37 A-list celebrities before they were the recognizable names we know today.

From Pepsi and Bubble Yum commercials to failed sitcoms and small guest roles, A-list celebrities were once struggling trying to make it in the business, just like everyone else in Hollywood.

Samuel L. Jackson didn't jump right into award-winning movies. He was trained and started on stage. Kerry Washington was popping up in educational videos before dominating on "Scandal," and Nicole Kidman starred in a number of small Australian films before making it in Hollywood.

We took a look back at 37 A-list celebrities before they were the recognizable names we know today.

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