Every actor has a humble beginning. Many create innovation as children’s entertainers, while others take their time, as Leo’s Titanic is generally considered their hit movie, but in fact, it was What’s Eating Gilbert Grape that gave it the most successful in Hollywood.

With Bruce Willis, who was reluctant to become an action star, he even risked taking the lead role in Die Hard.

We present some of the most innovative roles of our beloved Hollywood stars, from Kirsten Dunst to Margot Robbie, we’ve covered them all, just for you.

Bruce Willis as John McClane in the Die Hard movie series

8 Actors and the Breakout Roles That Made Them Stars
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Julia Roberts as Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman

8 Actors and the Breakout Roles That Made Them Stars
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Brad Pitt as J.D. in Thelma & Louise

8 Actors and the Breakout Roles That Made Them Stars
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Leonardo DiCaprio as Arnie Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

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Carrie-Anne-Moss as Trinity in The Matrix

8 Actors and the Breakout Roles That Made Them Stars
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Emma Stone as Jules in Superbad

8 Actors and the Breakout Roles That Made Them Stars
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Scarlett Johansson as Charlotte in Lost in Translation

8 Actors and the Breakout Roles That Made Them Stars
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Salma Hayek as Carolina in Desperado

8 Actors and the Breakout Roles That Made Them Stars
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