We're sure that whenever someone brings up "Leprechaun," Jennifer Aniston just laughs it off in her weirdly aggressive, somewhat entitled way, but you know that deep down she's completely seething. She certainly loses some points on our scorecard for not fully embracing her B-movie horror past — what, "The Bounty Hunter" was so much better?
"Leprechaun" was unleashed upon unsuspecting theaters in January 1993, more than a year before Aniston would first appear as Rachel Green on what was destined to be the long-running sitcom "Friends" (and at least a few months after her run as Jeannie Bueller on the short-lived "Ferris Bueller" TV show — remember that?). In the scene above, she descends into a filthy basement carrying a tray of iced tea for two, succumbing to Irish madness with calling out for her imaginary friend "Nathan," whom she also later references as the lusty Leprechaun caresses her luscious legs. Oh, the delusions of youth.
Actually, that's not what's going on at all, but does it really matter? LEPRECHAUN FOREVER. Come on, Jen.
Doesn't it kinda seem like Michelle Williams has always been famous? After all, despite the fact that she's only 32, Williams -- whose latest film is the big-budget prequel "Oz the Great and Powerful" -- has been appearing in movies and on television for nearly 20 years, earning three Oscar nominations for films like "My Week with Marilyn" and "Brokeback Mountain." She is, as they say, big time.
But hard as it is to remember, there was a point before she was famous — and we've got the goofy sitcom clip to prove it. Get More »
In this weekend's "Dark Skies," Keri Russell plays a mother who battles relentless demons wreaking havoc inside her family's suburban home. On top of that, the deadly creatures possess their bodies and make them do some seriously unusual things. It's a far cry from Russell's days as a wholesome, sweet-faced member of the once popular "Mickey Mouse Club." Get More »
Anyone familiar with Ian McShane’s Golden Globe winning role as the profanity-spewing, hard drinking Al Swearengen on HBO’s "Deadwood" shouldn't be remotely surprised that intense, gritty characters have been Ian McShane’s bread and butter for quite some time. Surely his knack for bringing swarthy, murderous types to life has aided him in being cast as the embittered dwarf king Beith in "Snow White and the Huntsman" and his latest curmudgeonly role as King Brahmwell in "Jack the Giant Slayer."
However, a careful look at McShane's decades-long career reveals a few nuggets of evidence that it isn't quite all malevolence and danger behind those beady eyes. Could it be possible that all of these latter-day seething character roles are actually hiding the longing, romantic heart of a true ladies' man? Get More »
Josh Duhamel definitely knows how to woo the ladies. Before anyone could "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton," the actor's very first role was on a daytime soap opera smooth-talking women to get what he wanted.
In 1999, a blonde, 27-year-old Duhamel got his big break as playboy Leo du Pres on "All My Children." Love, betrayal, and revenge were all part of Leo's storyline for three years until he was killed off in 2002, which really meant Duhamel decided to leave the small screen so he could pursue bigger things. Luckily, it worked in his favor. Get More »
Philip Seymour Hoffman has built a respectable acting career over the past few years, picking up one awesome role after another. Besides being the man who will play the key part of Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," he also happens to be an Academy Award winner, accepting a golden trophy in 2005 for his role in "Capote." With his fourth Oscar nomination this year for his masterful performance in, well, "The Master," the accolades keep raking in for one of Hollywood's finest talents. Get More »
When Jennifer Lawrence clinched the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Female Actor in a Lead Role Sunday night, her immediate thanks went not to her "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star Bradley Cooper, nor director David O. Russell. Not even Mom was on the receiving end of that first thank you — that honor went to MTV.
Um, come again?
"I want to thank MTV," Lawrence said in her acceptance speech. "I'll explain that. I earned my SAG card when I was 14. I did an MTV promo for 'My Super Sweet 16.' And I remember getting it in the mail and it being the best day of my entire life, because it officially made me a professional actor, which put me in the category with all of you."
As it turns out, Miss Lawrence's first professional acting job, the one that earned her that coveted SAG card (and, as Anne Hathaway will attest, a great dental plan to go along with it), was a commercial for the network's since-canceled reality show "My Super Sweet 16." The show documented the over-the-top birthday extravaganzas of the rich and the bratty.
While we're sure riding around in a litter surrounded by an adoring entourage is old hat to the award-winning Lawrence by now, tween Katniss looks pumped to be riding high. That is, until she takes a nasty tumble to the ground. Super sweet.
Check out a very blonde, pre-fame, 14-year-old Jennifer Lawrence in the clip above, which we've unearthed just for you.
Juliette Lewis has pretty much mastered the part of the slightly crazy, not so classy chick we all wish was our BFF (most of the time, anyway).
From Luke Wilson's sexually, uh, liberated wife in "Old School" to the seriously blood-splattered Mallory Knox in "Natural Born Killers," she's proven that she isn't afraid to take chances. And, for the most part, her risks have paid off big.
But Lewis wasn't always so edgy. In fact, back in 1989 she was playing what could be coined traditional roles, like her turn as Clark Griswold's daughter, Audrey, in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." Get More »
2012 has been quite a year for Kristen Stewart: the epic "Twilight Saga" came to an end, she's showing her boobs in another film, and she's dealt with tabloid dramz in her relationship with R.Pattz. Still, it seems nothing brings this girl down.
It's hard to believe the 22-year-old actress really did anything before she signed on as Bella Swan just a few years ago. But we know better than that. Her breakout role came at 12-years-old as Jodie Foster's daughter in "Panic Room," and that was only the beginning.
In "On the Road," out this weekend, Stewart takes the passenger seat for a cross-country trip with Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley in a film based on Jack Kerouac's novel of the same name. The story follows young writer Sal Paradise (Riley) as he travels through the States with his free-spirited buddy Dean Moriarty (Hedlund) and Moriarty's teen bride (Stewart) during the 1950s. The threesome (uh, yeah, there's that scene too) ditch life in New York in search of new experiences.
Funny, though, how one of Stewart's childhood gigs would come into play for her role in "On the Road." Long before she was a credited actress, K.Stew was featured in a Porsche commercial where she enjoys a daily road trip with the wind blowing in her hair. In the TV spot, Stewart realizes there's no way she's hopping on a boring yellow school bus when she can hitch a ride in a fancy sports car. Who can blame her?
Here she is back in the day, cute pigtails and all:
Bradley Cooper is exceptional at playing the cool jerk that viewers can't help but love.
In "The Hangover" and "The Hangover Part II," his character Phil Wenneck is "that guy," the former high school football star-type women still swoon over. It's hard to imagine Cooper not always being a Phil Wenneck, even in real life.
But Cooper is not "that guy." He's just good at acting like it. His earnest grilling of Sean Penn on "Inside the Actors Studio" when he was 23 proves that, as does "Silver Linings Playbook" and his feature-film debut: 2001's "Wet Hot American Summer." Get More »