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The Dirty, Dark First Roles Of A-List Actors

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    Sometimes, you gotta do the time. That doesn’t always mean prison — for these 30 actors it applies to their pre-fame hustle. Life wasn’t bad — they were working after all and getting paid — but these early “dirty” roles might not rank on their “best of” lists. In fact, we’re certain some of these would probably be marked as best forgotten. Let’s face it, not every actor can be a Johnny Depp or a Cameron Diaz (or a Josh Hartnett, seriously) where their onscreen debut are bonafide hits. Ahead, 30 forgotten moments from some of today’s biggest stars.

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