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Here’s something every person living in the age of internet and social media should know: Your past is searchable. Anyone can find who you were and what you did in your past life.
The same holds true for celebrities, too.
Thanks to the web, it’s easier than ever to find your favorite celebs' old TV and movie roles — the ones they took on before they were superstars. Some are classics that we’ll always love. Some are awkward moments that they probably wish we’d just forget. But how can we, when there’s an IMDb page full of every great and terrible thing they’ve ever done?
When we started to scour the internet for celebrity roles of yesteryear, we realized we'd forgotten about a lot of them. Yes, quite a few of them were just bit parts on TV shows and small roles in movies. But it’s kind of cool — and hilarious — to see how far some of our favorites have come since way back when. Not to mention a little inspiring for those of us still just beginning our own careers.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up 30 roles that you totally forgot your favorite celebrities ever played.
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