33 Actors You Didn’t Realize Were In That Other Thing

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1. Jason Bateman

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Teen Wolf Too, the sequel to the hit 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox, currently has a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

2. Jack Gleeson

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Irish actor Gleeson starred in Batman Begins when he was 12 years old.

3. Seth Green

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As well as providing the voice for the adolescent star of Family Guy, Green also previously starred as Daniel “Oz” Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

4. Elijah Wood

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An eight-year-old Wood appears alongside Michael J. Fox in the “Wild Gunman” arcade game scene.

5. Peter Dinklage

“CALL ME ELF ONE MORE TIME.”

6. James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair

7. Mandy Patinkin

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In a 2012 interview in New York Magazine, Patinkin said that his most famous line from The Princess Bride (“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”) gets quoted back to him by at least two or three strangers every day of his life.

8. Dominic Monaghan

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The quintessential gentle BBC crime drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates starred Patricia Routledge in the title role and ran from 1996 to 1998.

9. Bryan Cranston

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You know, Dr. Tim Whatley, the guy who converted to Judaism “for the jokes”?

10. Diego Klattenhoff

Mean Girls was Klattenhoff’s first major role. Prior to starring in Homeland, he made appearances in Smallville and Stargate SG-1.

11. Grace Zabriskie

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Aka the alcoholic mother of George’s doomed fiancé Susan.

12. Billy Zane

Zane also played the slightly forgettable role of John Wheeler in the second season of Twin Peaks.

13. Jonathan Banks

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Banks also had a minor role in 1996 dolphin caper Flipper.

14. Matt Smith

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Before he got the Doctor Who gig, Smith graced British TV screens alongside Billie Piper, playing a salesman in one episode of the first series of the raunchy drama.

15. Mark Addy

You might also remember him as Detective Constable Gary Boyle in the sitcom The Thin Blue Line, penned by Ben Elton.

16. Ben Whishaw

Whishaw’s kind of a big deal these days, thanks to his breakthrough stage role as Hamlet, as well as film roles including Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Brideshead Revisited and Cloud Atlas.

17. James Gandolfini

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18. Charlie Condou

In the great Nathan Barley, only six episodes of which were ever made, Condou plays the ludicrous hipster Yeah?, editor-in-chief of Sugar Ape magazine.

19. Andrew Lincoln

Interesting fact: Lincoln’s real surname is Clutterbuck. He changed it while a student at RADA.

20. Ralph Ineson

Ineson also played Amycus Carrow in a couple of the Harry Potter films. Plus, you’ll no doubt have heard his Yorkshire accent many times, since he’s the continuity announcer for the Dave channel.

21. Donald Faison

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Murray was Dionne’s boyfriend in the 1996 film.

22. Robert Patrick

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Think back to Season 2. Scatino was the hapless gambling addict who owned a sporting goods store before being ruined by the mob.

23. Hugo Weaving

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Weaving is also an in-demand voice actor. He supplied the voice of Rex in Babe, Noah in Happy Feet, and Megatron in the Transformers film series.

24. Jerome Flynn

Though you’ll probably remember him better as Jerome from Robson And Jerome, who were one of Simon Cowell’s first big money-spinning acts back in the ’90s.

25. Bob Odenkirk

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You might remember him from “The Abstinence” episode in Season 8 of Seinfeld. Giving up sex proves problematic for Elaine. She goes out with Ben, who is almost a doctor. Almost.

26. Anna Gunn

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Gunn appeared in “The Glasses,” Season 5. It’s the one where George thinks he recognizes Jerry’s girlfriend Amy (Anna Gunn) kissing Jerry’s cousin Jeffrey, who apparently has a “horse face.”

27. Jack Davenport

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Davenport played commitment-phobic lawyer Miles Stewart in the BBC2 drama, which aired for two seasons, from 1996 to 1997.

28. Anna Paquin

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Paquin’s role in The Piano won her the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1994 at the age of 11 — the second-youngest winner in history.

29. Jerry O’Connell

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Sci-fi show Sliders ran for five seasons, between 1995 and 2000. Stand By Me came out in 1986, when O’Connell was 12.

30. Christian Bale

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Bale first caught the public eye at the age of 13, when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg’s Empire Of The Sun (1987).

31. Kristen Stewart

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Six years before attaining stardom as Bella, Stewart appeared alongside Jodie Foster and Jared Leto in the 2002 thriller Panic Room.

32. Joe Pantoliano

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Ralph first appears in The Sopranos as a soldier in the Aprile Crew in the second episode of Season 3, Proshai, Livushka.

33. John Slattery

Bill Kelley was the city treasurer/piss fetishist whom Carrie dated for a while. He inspired her to write a column, “To Pee or Not to Pee.”

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