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This Year's Oscar Acting Nominees In Their First Roles And The Roles They Were Nominated For

They're all baby!

This year's Academy Award nominees for Best Leading and Best Supporting performances make up a wide array of long and not-quite-as-long careers.

One thing they have in common is, like every actor, they all got their start somewhere. Take a look at this year's Oscar-nominated actors in their first onscreen roles:

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem wearing a T-shirt and suit and smiling

Here he is in his first role.

Javier Bardem as a little boy looking sad with dirt on his face

And here he is in Being the Ricardos.

Javier Bardem in a suit and tie as Ricky Ricardo in "Being the Ricardos"

Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley in a one-strapped dress and diamond necklace

Here she is in her first role.

And here she is in The Lost Daughter.

Jessie Buckley looking at a small child holding up an orange peel

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain and large earrings smiling at something off camera

Here she is in her first role.

Jessica Chastain as a woman looking after a relative in the ER

And here she is in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

Jessica Chastain in heavy makeup and prosthetics

Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman in a fuzzy coat and large earrings smiling at something off camera

Here she is in her first role.

Olivia Colman in Bruisers

And here she is in The Lost Daughter.

Olivia Colman looking distraught

Penélope Cruz

Penelope Cruz in a sleeveless dress smiling at something off camera

Here she is in her first role.

Penelope Cruz dressed as a princess

And here she is in Parallel Mothers.

Penélope Cruz with a baby strapped to her chest

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch in a suit and tie

Here he is in his first role.

A young Benedict Cumberbatch wearing a suit and tie and smiling

And here he is in The Power of the Dog.

Benedict Cumberbatch as a cowboy

Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose in a strapless dress with a flower on her hip

Here she is in one of her earliest roles.

Ariana DeBose in a mesh shirt and cardigan

And here she is in West Side Story.

Ariana Debose in a floral jacket in West Side Story

Judi Dench

Judi Dench in a shirt, coat, and scarf looking at something off camera

Here she is in one of her earliest roles.

A young Judi Dench reading a newspaper

And here she is in Belfast.

Judi Dench in a jacket, glasses, and hat

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten dunst wearing a blazer and smiling at something off camera

Here she is in one of her earliest roles.

Kirsten Dunst in a fake commercial on "SNL"

And here she is in The Power of the Dog.

Kristen Dunst in a floral collared dress

Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis wearing an off the shoulder dress with large puffy sleeves and smiling at the camera

Here she is in her first role.

Aunjanue Ellis looking at Terrence Howard

And here she is in King Richard.

Aunjanue Ellis in a button-up shirt looking annoyed

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield in a suit and tie

Here he is in his first role.

A young Andrew Garfield in a tracksuit
Andrew Garfield singing and playing the piano

Ciarán Hinds

Ciaran Hinds in a tuxedo looking at the camera

Here he is in one of his earliest roles.

And here he is in Belfast.

Ciaran Hinds in a button-up shirt and sweater

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman in a strapless gown and diamond necklace

Here she is in her first role.

A young Nicole Kidman with her hair in pigtails

And here she is in Being the Ricardos.

Nicole Kidman dressed as Lucille Ball

Troy Kotsur

Troy Kotsure in a suit and newsboy cap saying "I love you" in sign language

Here he is in his first role.

Troy Kotsur in a sweater watching someone sign

And here he is in CODA.

Troy Kotsur on a fishing boat in CODA

Jesse Plemons

Jesse Plemons in a suit smiling at something off camera

Here he is in one of his earliest roles.

Jesse Plemons as a little boy in "Varsity Blues"

And here he is in The Power of the Dog.

Jesse Plemons in a suit and bowtie

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons wearing a tuxedo and smiling at something off camera

Here he is in his first role.

JK Simmons as a police officer

And here he is in Being the Ricardos.

JK Simmons in a shirt, undone tie, and suit jacket

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Kodi Smit-McPhee wearing a jacket and looking at the camera

Here he is in his first role.

A young Kodi Smit-McPhee

And here he is in The Power of the Dog.

Kodi Smit-McPhee blowing cigarette smoke

Will Smith

Will Smith wearing a turtleneck and suit jacket and smiling at the camera

Here he is in one of his earliest roles.

And here he is in King Richard.

Will Smith in a hoodie and rain jacket

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart wearing a gown with thin straps and smiling at the camera

Here she is in her first role.

Kristen Stewart as a little girl standing in line for the water fountain

And here she is in Spencer.

Denzel Washington

Here he is in his first role.

Denzel Washington as a young man in "Wilma"

And here he is in The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Denzel Washington in a crown