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42 Actors You Probably Never Knew Were In That Thing

Wait, Seth Rogen was in Donnie Darko? Whaaaaat?

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which actors they've been surprised to learn were in certain movies. Here are the best responses that will make you go, "Whoa, I did not realise that!"

1. Stanley Tucci in Beethoven (1992)

"I watched that movie a lot as a kid and then largely forgot about it until I had to babysit my cousin's son. He wanted to watch that, I figured it was better than Spongebob for the third time, and HOLY CRAP Stanley Tucci!!" –Mye Logan, Facebook


3. Donnie Wahlberg in The Sixth Sense (1999)

"His name was included in the opening credits, but then I didn't see him anywhere in the movie. It wasn't until the very end that I realized he was the scary-skinny, terrified man in the opening scenes. I did not recognize him at ALL." –tomkat41

4. Robin Wright in Forrest Gump (1994) and The Princess Bride (1987)

"Embarrassed to admit it took 1.5 seasons of watching House of Cards to realize that Claire Underwood is actually Jenny from Forrest Gump – a movie I've watched countless times growing up." –Nikolina Burazer, Facebook.

"And more importantly, Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride." –Chris Tucker, Facebook

5. Lena Headey (Cersei in Game of Thrones) in St Trinian's (2007)

"St Trinian's was on the TV the other day, and only when the credits rolled did we discover that the awkward, twittery teacher is LENA BLOODY HEADEY. As in, Cersei Lannister. I didn't even recognise her!" –Stephanie Wright, Facebook

6. Also Lena Headey in The Jungle Book (1994)

"One that got me and my sister was that Lena Headey (Cersei from Game of Thrones) was Kitty from The Jungle Book (1994)." –Ria Parton, Facebook


12. Liam Cunningham in A Little Princess (1995)

"Liam Cunningham, Captain Crewe in A Little Princess went on to co-star in Game of Thrones as Davos Seaworth. My jaw pretty much hit the ground. He looks so different!" –Becky Martin, Facebook

13. Anthony Head in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

"Anthony Head is in Sweeney Todd for five seconds. After the Pirelli v. Sweeney showdown, he approaches Sweeney and asks if he has his own establishment. Literally has just one line, no name, and is never seen again." –Lucy Anne, Facebook

14. Miley Cyrus in Big Fish (2003)

"Miley Cyrus was in Big Fish as a girl behind bushes with a crowd of kids. In the credits, her name is Destiny Cyrus." –Melissa Taylor, Facebook


16. Justin Theroux in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

"Justin Theroux is the hot stuttering cowboy in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. I could not believe it. I had to check IMDb while watching it." –Megan Linnea Grable, Facebook

17. Taryn Manning and Zoe Saldana in Crossroads (2002)

"Crossroads. As in, the Britney Spears movie. Hello Zoe Saldana and Pennsatucky from Orange Is the New Black! Taryn Manning is so good at lovable ragamuffins." –Stephanie Wright, Facebook

18. Christian Bale in Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)

"I even watched it when I was older and said, 'Hey, that kid looks a lot like Christian Bale,' and thought nothing of it." –Jamie Wenner, Facebook


21. Taylor Momsen in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

"Taylor Momsen played Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas before starring as Jenny in Gossip Girl!" –larueisabella


23. Angela Lansbury in Gaslight (1944)

"A 17-year-old Angela Lansbury film Gaslight (a classic, you should all watch it)! I find it crazy to see Jessica Fletcher/Mrs. Potts as a girl and yet somehow looking almost exactly the same." –Rebecca Ross, Facebook

25. Ryan Gosling in Remember the Titans (2000)

"Ryan Gosling is one of the supporting football players in Remember the Titans. I realised that on my 5,196th viewing of that movie, told my family members who were watching it with me, and we all freaked out." –Mary Grace Buckley, Facebook


42. Tobey Maguire in The Wizard (1989)

"Tobey Maguire was in this bitchin' 1989 movie called The Wizard that was basically just a giant promotion for Super Mario Bros 3. Oh, and he had an amazing mullet." –punchandpie

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An earlier version of this post had a picture of Caroline Goodall as Peter's mother in Hook rather than Kelly Rowan. This has now been replaced with a correct picture. She really was in it for a snapshot so apologies for this error!