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    Chris Hemsworth, Alison Lohman, And 65 Other Actors Who Were Once Named Hollywood's Next Big Star

    Some were indeed stars of tomorrow! Others, meanwhile...

    Hello, movie fans! Every year, the people who own movie theaters throw a big convention β€” formerly called ShoWest, now CinemaCon β€” where they give out a bunch of awards to filmmakers and movie stars.

    Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise

    One prize is the "Star of Tomorrow," which they've awarded since 1978. Below are all the winners β€” some of whom went on to become actual movie stars and others who'll make you go "Who?!"

    Note: Some years they skipped the award, while others they only gave it to one person instead of a "male" and "female" star.

    1978's Star of Tomorrow β€” Mark Hamill

    Mark Hamill

    1983's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Shelley Long

    Shelley Long

    1983's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” David Keith

    David Keith

    1985's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Kelly LeBrock

    Kelly LeBrock

    1985's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Eric Stoltz

    Eric Stoltz

    1989's Female Stars of Tomorrow β€” Carey Lowell & Talisa Soto

    Carey Lowell & Talisa Soto

    OK! All the photos from here on are from the actual ShoWest/CinemaCon award shows!

    1990's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Winona Ryder

    Winona Ryder

    1990's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp

    Winona and Johnny were actually dating at the time (here's a color photo of them from the event since the photographer of the above two photos decided to shoot them in black and white like it was 1934, LOL).

    Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder

    1991's Female Star of Tomorrow Award β€” Robin Givens

    Robin Givens

    1991's Star of Tomorrow β€” Richard Grieco

    Richard Grieco

    1992's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman

    1992's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Stephen Dorff

    Stephen Dorff

    1993's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Juliette Lewis

    Juliette Lewis

    1993's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt

    Like Winona and Johnny a few years before, Juliette and Brad were a couple at the time (I think ShoWest liked giving this award to couples for whatever reason).

    Juliette Lewis and Brad Pitt

    1994's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Tia Carrere

    Tia Carrere

    1994's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Chris O'Donnell

    Chris O'Donnell

    1995's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Julia Ormond

    Julia Ormond

    1995's Male Stars of Tomorrow β€” Martin Lawrence and Will Smith

    Martin Lawrence and Will Smith

    1996's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz

    1996's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Greg Kinnear

    Greg Kinnear

    1997's Female Star of Tomorrow Award β€” Claire Danes

    Claire Danes

    1997's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Howie Long

    Howie Long

    1998's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Minnie Driver

    Minnie Driver

    1998's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Matt Damon

    Matt Damon

    1999's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Heather Graham

    Heather Graham

    1999's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Giovanni Ribisi

    Giovanni Ribisi

    2000's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Hilary Swank

    Hilary Swank

    2001's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Heath Ledger

    Heath Ledger

    2002's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Naomi Watts

    Naomi Watts

    2002's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Josh Hartnett

    Josh Hartnett

    2003's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Alison Lohman

    Alison Lohman

    2003's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” LL Cool J

    LL Cool J

    2004's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Jennifer Garner

    Jennifer Garner

    2004's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Ryan Gosling

    Ryan Gosling

    2005's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Jessica Biel

    Jessica Biel

    2005's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Hayden Christensen

    Hayden Christensen

    2006's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson

    2006's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Brandon Routh

    Brandon Routh

    2007's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Emma Roberts

    Emma Roberts

    2007's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Shia LaBeouf

    Shia LaBeouf

    2008's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Abigail Breslin

    Abigail Breslin

    2008's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Emile Hirsch

    Emile Hirsch

    2009's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Chris Pine

    Chris Pine

    2009's Female Stars of Tomorrow β€” Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge, and Margo Harshman

    Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge, and Margo Harshman

    2010's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Vanessa Anne Hudgens

    Vanessa Hudgens

    2010's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Alex Pettyfer

    Alex Pettyfer

    2011's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    2011's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Chris Hemsworth

    Chris Hemsworth

    2012's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” ChloΓ« Grace Moretz

    ChloΓ« Grace Moretz

    2012's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Taylor Kitsch

    Taylor Kitsch

    2013's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Armie Hammer

    Armie Hammer

    2013's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Hailee Steinfeld

    Hailee Steinfeld

    2014's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Chadwick Boseman

    Chadwick Boseman

    2014's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Shailene Woodley

    Shailene Woodley

    2015's Star of Tomorrow β€” Britt Robertson

    Britt Robertson

    2016's Male Star of Tomorrow β€” Stephen Amell

    Stephen Amell

    2016's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Gina Rodriguez

    Gina Rodriguez

    2017's Made Star of Tomorrow β€” Ansel Elgort

    Ansel Elgort

    2017's Female Star of Tomorrow β€” Sofia Boutella

    Sofia Boutella

    2018's Star of Tomorrow β€” Tiffany Haddish

    Tiffany Haddish

    2019's Female Stars of Tomorrow β€” Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein

    Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein

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