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This Quiz About The Movies Big Actors Debuted In Is Surprisingly Hard

Before they were famous they were in...what?!

Before you start:

1. We didn't count TV or straight-to-DVD movie appearances as debuts.

2. We didn't count appearances in movies that grossed less than a million dollars.

OK! What were the first movies these stars appeared in:

  1. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It was 2001's The Mummy Returns!

    The Rock was 29 when he made his film debut playing The Scorpion King in the sequel to the Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz hit, The Mummy.

    Via Universal
  2. Brie Larson

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    Wrong! 

    It was 2004's 13 Going On 30!

    Yep, a 14-year-old Brie got her big screen start playing one of the six cool girls who give young Jenna a hard time! If you didn't know that, don't worry, neither did Mark Ruffalo, and he was in the movie!

    Via Revolution
  3. Jennifer Lawrence

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It was 2008's The Burning Plain!

    A teenage Jennifer played Kim Basinger's daughter in this drama which also starred Charlize Theron. It was a box office bomb and critical failure, though, so it wasn't until her Academy Award-nominated performance in 2010's Winter's Bone that she really broke through.

    Via Paramount
  4. Ryan Reynolds

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    Wrong! 

    It was 1999's Dick!

    Ryan was 22 when he played "Chip" in this comic re-imagining of the Watergate scandal that saw Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams play 15-year-olds who bring down the Nixon presidency.

    Via Columbia
  5. Michael B. Jordan

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    It was 1999's Black and White!

    Michael had a super tiny role in this movie, which starred Robert Downey Jr. and even featured Mike Tyson! Michael's next movie, the baseball-themed Hardball with Keanu Reeves, is the one to watch, though, if you want to watch his first real movie role.

    Via Screen Gems
  6. Emma Stone

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    It was 2007's Superbad!

    Making your film debut in a blockbuster comedy when you're just 18? Not bad, Emma!

    Via Columbia/Sony
  7. Keanu Reeves

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    Wrong! 

    It was 1986's Youngblood!

    Keanu was 21 when he played the goalie in this hockey drama starring Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze. A big reason he got the role? As opposed to many of his cast-mates, he could actually played hockey.

    Via MGM
  8. Timothée Chalamet

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    Wrong! 

    It was 2014's Men, Women & Children!

    Timothée was still a teen when he appeared in this epic bomb with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner. Luckily for Timothée he appeared in the blockbuster Interstellar just months later!

    Via Paramount
  9. Octavia Spencer

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    It was 1996's A Time To Kill!

    Octavia was in her early twenties when she had a small role as a nurse in this adaptation of the John Grisham novel.

    Via Warner Bros.
  10. Elijah Wood

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It was 1989's Back to the Future Part II!

    8-year-old Elijah was one of the kids Marty came across in Cafe 80's when he went to the year 2015. How cool is that?

    Via Universal
  11. Jennifer Lopez

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    It was 1995's Mi Familia!

    This drama co-starring Jimmy Smits and Edward James Olmos was about three generations of a Mexican-American family living in East Los Angeles. Jennifer (who had appeared in a TV movie previously) was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.

    Via New Line Cinema
  12. Will Smith

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    Wrong! 

    It was 1993's Made In America!

    Will co-starred in this successful comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star had actually appeared in the indie film Where the Day Takes You the year before, but it made less than $400,000 so we're not counting it for this quiz.

    Via Warner Bros.
  13. Saoirse Ronan

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    Wrong! 

    It was 2007's Atonement!

    12-year-old Saoirse had only appeared in a TV movie and direct-to-DVD film when she was cast in the period drama Atonement. It was a critical and commercial hit that was nominated for seven Academy Awards including one for Saoirse in the Best Supporting Actress category.

    Via Focus/Universal
  14. Lucy Liu

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    Wrong! 

    It was 1997's Gridlock'd!

    Lucy was 28 when she first appeared on the big screen in 1997's dark comedy Gridlock'd with Tupak Shakur. (The Internet will tell you Lucy made her debut in Jerry Maguire, but while she shot a brief cameo in that film, it doesn't appear she made it into the final version.)

    Via Gramercy
  15. Julia Roberts

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    Wrong! 

    It was 1988's Satisfaction!

    Julia played the bassist in an all-girl rock band led by Justine Bateman in this very '80s movie. Liam Neeson also starred in it. Julia had previously appeared uncredited in a straight-to-video movie.

    Via 20th Century Fox

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