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Movies That Launched Careers

This is a list of movies that skyrocketed an actor or director's popularity and/or demand. This actor may have been in a TV show before, like Will Smith in "Fresh Prince."
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
2
Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
3
American Graffiti (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)
4
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
5
Bad Boys (1995)
Bad Boys (1995)
6
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
7
Billy Madison (1995)
Billy Madison (1995)
8
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
9
The Blues Brothers (1980)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
10
Boyz N the Hood (1991)
Boyz N the Hood (1991)
11
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
12
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
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13
Carrie (1976)
Carrie (1976)
14
Darkman (1990)
Darkman (1990)
15
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
16
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
17
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
18
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
19
Escape From New York (1981)
Escape From New York (1981)
20
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
21
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
22
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
23
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
24
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
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25
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
26
Glory (1989)
Glory (1989)
27
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
28
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
29
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
30
The Graduate (1967)
The Graduate (1967)
31
Halloween (1978)
Halloween (1978)
32
Hard Candy (2005)
Hard Candy (2005)
33
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
34
Jaws (1975)
Jaws (1975)
35
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
36
Kids (1995)
Kids (1995)
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37
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
38
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Leon: The Professional (1994)
39
Lost in Translation (2003)
Lost in Translation (2003)
40
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max (1979)
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