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    Here Are All The Oscar Hopefuls In Their First Roles Vs Their Nominated Roles

    They've come a long long way.

    Once Upon A Time in Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio's first role was in the direct-to-video horror Critters 3 in 1991.

    New Line Home Video / Sony Pictures Releasing

    Joker star Joaquin Phoenix's first feature film was 1986 movie SpaceCamp, where he was credited as Leaf Phoenix.

    20th Century Fox / Warner Bros. Pictures

    We first saw Little Women star Saoirse Ronan in the rom-com I Could Never Be Your Woman, back in 2007.

    The Weinstein Company / Sony Pictures Releasing

    Antonio Banderas, who's nominated for his leading role in Pain and Glory, had his first break in a Spanish film called Pestañas Postizas way back in 1982.

    QB Films / Sony Pictures Releasing International

    Scarlett Johansson, who's up for two awards for her roles in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, made her debut in the 1994 comedy North.

    Columbia Pictures / Netflix

    Adam Driver, who's up for his lead role in Marriage Story, had his first movie role in the 2011 biographical period film J. Edgar.

    Warner Bros. Pictures / Netflix

    The Two Popes nominee, legendary Anthony Hopkins made his debut way back in 1967, in a short film called The White Bus.

    United Artists Corporation / Netflix

    Florence Pugh, who's up for her supporting role in Little Women, hit the silver screen in the 2014 mystery The Falling.

    Metrodome UK / Sony Pictures Releasing

    Kathy Bates, who's in Richard Jewell, had her first film role in Taking Off back in 1971, where she was credited as Bobo Bates.

    Universal Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Bombshell star Charlize Theron made her debut back in 1996 in the thriller 2 Days in the Valley.

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Lionsgate

    Brad Pitt, who's up for his scene-stealing role in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood had his first credited role in the 1988 drama The Dark Side of the Sun.

    Avala Film Cinequanon Pictures International Inc / Sony Pictures Releasing

    The Irishman legend Al Pacino made his cinematic debut in Me, Natalie, way back in 1969.

    National General Pictures / Netflix

    Harriet star Cynthia Erivo made the move from theatre to film in 2018, when she featured in Widows.

    20th Century Fox / Focus Features

    Renée Zellweger, the star of Judy, had a blink-or-you'll-miss-it part in the 1993 hit Dazed and Confused.

    Gramercy Pictures / LD Entertainment

    Tom Hanks, who's up for his role in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood hit the silver screen in 1980 in the slasher film He Knows You're Alone.

    Cinema International Corporation / Sony Pictures Releasing

    The Irishman star Joe Pesci got his first credited role back in 1976 when he starred in The Death Collector.

    Goldstone Film Enterprises / Netflix

    Laura Dern's up for her supporting role in Marriage Story, but her first credited role was in the 1980 film Foxes.

    United Artists / Netflix

    Bombshell's Margot Robbie's silver screen debut was in the 2008 Australian film Vigilante.

    Outlandish Films / Lionsgate

    Jonathan Pryce, who's up for his lead role in The Two Popes hit the silver screen back in 1976 in Voyage of the Damned.

    ITC Entertainment / Netflix


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