21 Hollywood Stars Who Had The Absolute Worst Debut Roles Of All Time

    Not everyone can get an Oscar for their first role.

    Some actors completely luck out with their first roles — think Lupita Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave or Dev Patel ⁠in Slumdog Millionaire.

    Lupita Nyong'o poses in a pale blue dress while smiling and holding an Oscar

    However, some actors start out in movies that are such big flops, it's amazing that they managed to salvage their career.

    So, with that in mind, let's go through some of the worst debut acting roles in Hollywood history:

    1. Brad Pitt in The Dark Side of the Sun

    A young Brad Pitt wears all black and is looking directly into the camera with a small smile

    2. Halle Berry in Living Dolls

    An on-set photo showing four women in some VERY 1980s outfits, two are hugging, Halle Berry is clapping her hands and smiling

    3. Beyoncé in Carmen: A Hip Hopera

    A close up of a young Beyoncé looking seductively at the camera

    4. Scarlett Johansson in North

    A screenshot of Scarlett Johansson as a kid, sitting at a picnic table with two boys

    5. Margot Robbie in Vigilante

    A young Margot Robbie is sitting at a restaurant looking at a man next to her with disgust

    6. Vin Diesel in Strays

    A young Vin Diesel stands in a cluttered apartment, wearing a tight white tank top

    7. Tom Cruise in Endless Love

    A young Tom Cruise sits on the grass, shirtless in denim cutoff shorts

    8. Michael J. Fox in Midnight Madness

    A closeup of a young Michael J. Fox, glaring and looking confused

    9. Leonardo DiCaprio in Critters 3

    A young and round-faced Leo DiCaprio stands in front of a tree looking surprised

    10. Courteney Cox in Masters of the Universe

    A screenshot of Courteney Cox running and looking scared in a denim jacket

    11. Sylvester Stallone in The Party at Kitty and Stud's

    A screenshot of Sylvester Stallone dancing on a rug in a house that is the most 1970s setting you've ever seen

    12. Denzel Washington in Carbon Copy

    A screenshot of young Denzel Washington smiles at the camera

    13. Amy Adams in Drop Dead Gorgeous

    A young Amy Adams standing in a school hall and smiling at the camera

    14. Sandra Bullock in Who Shot Pat?

    A young Sandra Bullock has a 1950s ponytail hairstyle and looks emotionally into the distance

    15. Keanu Reeves in Flying

    A grainy screenshot showing a young Keanu Reeves handing a flower to a woman in bed who is wearing noting but a sheet

    16. Julia Roberts in Satisfaction

    A young Julia Roberts sits in the front row of an audience, wearing a blue graduation gown and hat

    17. Uma Thurman in Kiss Daddy Goodnight

    A screenshot of a very young Uma Thurman, taken from a low angle at night in an outdoor alleyway

    18. Jason Bateman in Teen Wolf Too

    A screenshot of Jason Bateman, looking sweaty, hugging a woman - he has fangs and pointy ears

    19. Paul Rudd in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Paul Rudd looks scared and sweaty, smiling in a dark corridor

    20. Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hercules in New York

    A young, shirtless, and very buff Arnold Schwarzenegger stands outdoors on a sport field wearing a beanie

    And finally:

    21. Angelina Jolie in Cyborg 2

    A young Angelina Jolie stands next to a man who looks to be in pain, she's looking at his hand which has blood on it

    Who did we miss? Do you know of any actors who overcame a terrible initial role to move on and become beloved? Share in the comments below!