It’s always funny when you realize you’ve seen celebrities long ago without realizing it, like as cartoon characters or in old Jell-O commercials. It’s especially snazzy when you realized you’ve unintentionally watched a person’s career blossom by seeing them with small parts in older films and television; now, they’re huge stars. For example, Mr. Gosling up there — whose 90s roles all seemed to require the same haircut — starred in Fox Kids’ short-lived series “Young Hercules.” Check out others you might not have guessed.
Ryan Gosling (again!) – Remember the Titans
Michelle Williams - Baywatch
Rooney Mara – Law & Order: SVU
Jake Gyllenhaal – City Slickers
Jonah Hill – I Heart Huckabees
Bradley Cooper – Wet Hot American Summer
Seth Rogan – Donnie Darko
Taylor Kitsch – Snakes on a Plane
Marcia Cross – Boy Meets World (she was Topanga’s mom!)
Jon Hamm – Gilmore Girls
Zooey Deschanel - Mumford
Jon Stewart – Half Baked
Katherine Heigl – Bride of Chucky
And on that note, I’ll leave you with this video that includes Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Ryan Gosling and Dale Godboldo. For instant Gosligratification, skip to 1:33 and try not to have your inner 12-year-old blush.
Lovelies, can you think of any other celebrities who had small parts in big movies or shows?