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2012-10-22 04:27:21 PM  
mmmmmm Jennifer Lawrence
 
2012-10-22 04:28:04 PM  
It's always funny rewatching old movies and seeing stuff like this.
 
2012-10-22 04:28:31 PM  
Ummm, he was still Jason Segel then, subby.
 
2012-10-22 04:29:39 PM  
Jason Segel was better in "Dead Man On Campus".

Awesome movie.
 
2012-10-22 04:29:50 PM  
6. Ben Stiller as "Fast Eddie Felcher" on Miami Vice

Felcher?
 
2012-10-22 04:33:35 PM  
List fails without Jeff Goldblum as Rapist #1 in the first Death Wish movie.
 
2012-10-22 04:33:57 PM  
Can't Hardly Wait was pure and simple dreck! But damned if I don't stop and watch if I'm flipping around and come across it....

/JLH in all her boobie goodness helps of course
 
2012-10-22 04:35:51 PM  
Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia makes several scenes in Wonder Boys unintentionally hilarious.
 
2012-10-22 04:36:49 PM  
cue house in 101 dalmations
 
2012-10-22 04:37:30 PM  
That Can't Hardly Wait scene reminded me how absurd it is that Amanda has no idea who Preston is.
 
2012-10-22 04:37:47 PM  

StrikitRich: 6. Ben Stiller as "Fast Eddie Felcher" on Miami Vice

Felcher?


From Cranston?
 
2012-10-22 04:38:38 PM  
Jon Hamm had a semi-uncredited appearance in the second episode of Ally McBeal:

i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-22 04:43:48 PM  

gunga galunga: List fails without Jeff Goldblum as Rapist #1 in the first Death Wish movie.


Link
 
2012-10-22 04:44:55 PM  

thecpt: cue house in 101 dalmations


He did stuff before that, even.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-22 04:45:04 PM  

Phaeon: gunga galunga: List fails without Jeff Goldblum as Rapist #1 in the first Death Wish movie.

Link

Really

NSFW
 
2012-10-22 04:47:02 PM  
That Meatloaf video is epic.
 
2012-10-22 04:52:46 PM  
Shia Lebouf was the kid replaced by Sam as the mascot on Freaks and Geeks.
 
2012-10-22 04:53:45 PM  
5. Jack Black as a taxi driver on The Golden Palace

Was that Golden Girls?

Also no mention of Alia and Alicia Witt?
 
2012-10-22 04:54:31 PM  
actors do not instantly become famous
who'da thunk it
 
HBK
2012-10-22 04:56:10 PM  
Alexis Bledel in Rushmore makes a lot of sense. She would have been a sophomore or junior at St. Agnes High School in Houston when that movie was filmed. The movie was filmed at another Houston private school, St. John's, which is just a bit down the road.
 
2012-10-22 04:56:34 PM  

Lee's_Austin: Shia Lebouf was the kid replaced by Sam as the mascot on Freaks and Geeks.


freaks and geeks is rife with that kind of shiat. lizzy caplan was on it at least three times, rashida jones picked on sam, etc
 
2012-10-22 04:57:09 PM  

HBK: Alexis Bledel in Rushmore makes a lot of sense. She would have been a sophomore or junior at St. Agnes High School in Houston when that movie was filmed. The movie was filmed at another Houston private school, St. John's, which is just a bit down the road.


that's a creepy degree of knowledge you're displaying about someone you don't even know
 
2012-10-22 04:57:18 PM  

Saiga410: 5. Jack Black as a taxi driver on The Golden Palace

Was that Golden Girls?


It was the spin-off after Bea Arthur left Golden Girls (she did come back for a two-parter on Golden Palace, as seen here). Cheech Marin played a chef at the hotel.
 
2012-10-22 05:00:35 PM  

KellyKellyKelly: Saiga410: 5. Jack Black as a taxi driver on The Golden Palace

Was that Golden Girls?

It was the spin-off after Bea Arthur left Golden Girls (she did come back for a two-parter on Golden Palace, as seen here). Cheech Marin played a chef at the hotel.


Thank you for being a friend.
 
2012-10-22 05:02:40 PM  
Actually, before he was Jason Segel, he was...

chainsawsuit.com

(source)
 
2012-10-22 05:06:48 PM  
Hank from breaking bad is in a old episode of Married with Children with al's old football team playing their rivals.

Things learned. He was still bald 20 or so years ago and man he is short.
 
2012-10-22 05:07:10 PM  

sgleason818: thecpt: cue house in 101 dalmations

He did stuff before that, even.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 330x285]


A bit of Fry and Laurie was before that episode, I think.
 
2012-10-22 05:13:54 PM  
This makes me sad that even the infinitely remote chance I had of banging the JLH from that era is forever gone.
 
2012-10-22 05:14:34 PM  
My first recollection of Jack Black was in Bob Roberts. Even in an incredibly small part, he made an impression.
 
2012-10-22 05:16:39 PM  
I hate Jason Segel. The only actor I hate more than Jason Segel is Michael Rapaport.
 
2012-10-22 05:17:21 PM  
List fails without Mr. T's great cameo in Blues Brothers
 
2012-10-22 05:17:31 PM  

Shakes999: Hank from breaking bad is in a old episode of Married with Children with al's old football team playing their rivals.

Things learned. He was still bald 20 or so years ago and man he is short.


He was in Starship Troopers, too.
 
HBK
2012-10-22 05:19:41 PM  

moothemagiccow: HBK: Alexis Bledel in Rushmore makes a lot of sense. She would have been a sophomore or junior at St. Agnes High School in Houston when that movie was filmed. The movie was filmed at another Houston private school, St. John's, which is just a bit down the road.

that's a creepy degree of knowledge you're displaying about someone you don't even know


We graduated about the same time, in the same city, from schools that were less than 10 miles apart. I know a lot of people who went to school with her. It was a pretty big deal having a student/recent graduate on a national TV show, everyone knew who she was.
 
2012-10-22 05:20:20 PM  
Jason Segel is creepy and the other dude from "How I Met Your Mother" (who isn't NPH) is a sh*tty actor.

/DNRTFA
 
2012-10-22 05:21:48 PM  
Segal was totally cool as MIke in SLC Punk.
i26.photobucket.com

/the scene where he beats up the cops is great!
 
2012-10-22 05:22:59 PM  

moothemagiccow: actors do not instantly become famous
who'da thunk it


Depends on the threshold for "famous."
 
2012-10-22 05:38:48 PM  

unyon: My first recollection of Jack Black was in Bob Roberts. Even in an incredibly small part, he made an impression.


I just remembered. Jack Black did an Atari Pitfall commercial at about age 13: Link
 
2012-10-22 05:42:19 PM  
Ben Stiller has a good bit part in Spielberg's Empire of the Sun, as well... starring a pre-pubescent Christian Bale.
 
2012-10-22 05:44:32 PM  

moothemagiccow: Lee's_Austin: Shia Lebouf was the kid replaced by Sam as the mascot on Freaks and Geeks.

freaks and geeks is rife with that kind of shiat. lizzy caplan was on it at least three times, rashida jones picked on sam, etc


Yep. Wifey and I are having fun revisiting it and playing "Isn't That?"

Although he didn't become "famous", loved Kevin Corrigan.
 
2012-10-22 05:55:03 PM  

Lee's_Austin: moothemagiccow: Lee's_Austin: Shia Lebouf was the kid replaced by Sam as the mascot on Freaks and Geeks.

freaks and geeks is rife with that kind of shiat. lizzy caplan was on it at least three times, rashida jones picked on sam, etc

Yep. Wifey and I are having fun revisiting it and playing "Isn't That?"

Although he didn't become "famous", loved Kevin Corrigan.


Another one that I missed on that show. I'm just in the middle of watching it again with my wife and 15yr old daughter.
 
2012-10-22 05:55:26 PM  

Saiga410: Also no mention of Alia and Alicia Witt?


The role of Alia is quite separated from being a bit part.
 
2012-10-22 05:57:36 PM  

StrikitRich: Shakes999: Hank from breaking bad is in a old episode of Married with Children with al's old football team playing their rivals.

Things learned. He was still bald 20 or so years ago and man he is short.

He was in Starship Troopers, too.


Also Total Recall. Verhoeven must like him.
Also Terminator 2. He must like Arnold.
 
2012-10-22 05:58:49 PM  

Onkel Buck: Segal was totally cool as MIke in SLC Punk.
[i26.photobucket.com image 319x179]

/the scene where he beats up the cops is great!


Wow, you just legitimately blew my mind. I had no idea that was him. Haven't seen that in years.
 
2012-10-22 06:05:17 PM  

unyon: Lee's_Austin: moothemagiccow: Lee's_Austin: Shia Lebouf was the kid replaced by Sam as the mascot on Freaks and Geeks.

freaks and geeks is rife with that kind of shiat. lizzy caplan was on it at least three times, rashida jones picked on sam, etc

Yep. Wifey and I are having fun revisiting it and playing "Isn't That?"

Although he didn't become "famous", loved Kevin Corrigan.

Another one that I missed on that show. I'm just in the middle of watching it again with my wife and 15yr old daughter.


That's awesome. How far are you guys?
 
2012-10-22 06:15:00 PM  

chevydeuce: Can't Hardly Wait was pure and simple dreck! But damned if I don't stop and watch if I'm flipping around and come across it....

/JLH in all her boobie goodness helps of course


You shut your whore mouth! That movie was awesome if you happened to be a senior in high school at the time. Every character reminded me of someone I knew. I was the non-watermelon eating stoner.
 
2012-10-22 06:16:45 PM  

Scottathon: Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia makes several scenes in Wonder Boys unintentionally hilarious.


I was an extra in that movie! CSB

JerseyTim: That Can't Hardly Wait scene reminded me how absurd it is that Amanda has no idea who Preston is.


Why? I didn't know a lot of people in my graduating class!
 
2012-10-22 06:19:41 PM  
unrealitymag.com
 
2012-10-22 06:26:52 PM  

HBK: moothemagiccow: HBK: Alexis Bledel in Rushmore makes a lot of sense. She would have been a sophomore or junior at St. Agnes High School in Houston when that movie was filmed. The movie was filmed at another Houston private school, St. John's, which is just a bit down the road.

that's a creepy degree of knowledge you're displaying about someone you don't even know

We graduated about the same time, in the same city, from schools that were less than 10 miles apart. I know a lot of people who went to school with her. It was a pretty big deal having a student/recent graduate on a national TV show, everyone knew who she was.


Sadly, that's why I know so much about Mario Lopez. Yes, he's an arrogant prick.
 
2012-10-22 06:34:58 PM  

Scottathon: Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia makes several scenes in Wonder Boys unintentionally hilarious.



He was also in this anti-smoking commercial:

Link
 
2012-10-22 06:52:59 PM  
www.joeydevilla.com
 
2012-10-22 07:04:13 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: HBK: moothemagiccow: HBK: Alexis Bledel in Rushmore makes a lot of sense. She would have been a sophomore or junior at St. Agnes High School in Houston when that movie was filmed. The movie was filmed at another Houston private school, St. John's, which is just a bit down the road.

that's a creepy degree of knowledge you're displaying about someone you don't even know

We graduated about the same time, in the same city, from schools that were less than 10 miles apart. I know a lot of people who went to school with her. It was a pretty big deal having a student/recent graduate on a national TV show, everyone knew who she was.

Sadly, that's why I know so much about Mario Lopez. Yes, he's an arrogant prick.


I knocked him out once in Tijuana. I was hitting on my girlfriend she kept telling him to buzz off. I came back from the bar at Mr. Crowns she told me that AC Slater wouldn't leave her alone. He looked at me and gave me the what are you going to do about it shoulder shrug. One punch out like a light. I had to go to jail but it was worth it. This was before his little rape cover up. He is an arrogant prick. I ran into him at a charity function about 5 years after that and he still remembered me knocking him out and he went and told on me to Junior Seau. Junior called him a biatch and told him to knock me out or let it go.
 
2012-10-22 07:24:34 PM  
Then there's Quentin Tarantino playing Elvis in a Golden Girls episode.
 
2012-10-22 07:30:54 PM  

The_Sponge: Scottathon: Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia makes several scenes in Wonder Boys unintentionally hilarious.


He was also in this anti-smoking commercial:

Link


Also on Lost.

Link
 
2012-10-22 07:41:22 PM  
Michael Richards before Seinfeld, UHF, and even Fridays

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13BK0OT4Py0
 
2012-10-22 08:03:16 PM  

unyon: Lee's_Austin: moothemagiccow: Lee's_Austin: Shia Lebouf was the kid replaced by Sam as the mascot on Freaks and Geeks.

freaks and geeks is rife with that kind of shiat. lizzy caplan was on it at least three times, rashida jones picked on sam, etc

Yep. Wifey and I are having fun revisiting it and playing "Isn't That?"

Although he didn't become "famous", loved Kevin Corrigan.

Another one that I missed on that show. I'm just in the middle of watching it again with my wife and 15yr old daughter.


It's kind of unreal how many careers Apatow has helped launch. I started re-watching Undeclared on Netflix this month and had totally forgot Charlie Hunnam was on that show. Pretty far cry from SOA.

Still have no idea how Judd pulled Leslie Mann before he was famous. Guy's a freaking Yetti.
 
2012-10-22 08:49:39 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-22 09:01:34 PM  
Wait, what?!?!? Actors had some roles before others?!?!?! Say it ain't so!!!

/srsly wtf mental floss
 
2012-10-22 09:39:37 PM  

titwrench: Mike Chewbacca: HBK: moothemagiccow: HBK: Alexis Bledel in Rushmore makes a lot of sense. She would have been a sophomore or junior at St. Agnes High School in Houston when that movie was filmed. The movie was filmed at another Houston private school, St. John's, which is just a bit down the road.

that's a creepy degree of knowledge you're displaying about someone you don't even know

We graduated about the same time, in the same city, from schools that were less than 10 miles apart. I know a lot of people who went to school with her. It was a pretty big deal having a student/recent graduate on a national TV show, everyone knew who she was.

Sadly, that's why I know so much about Mario Lopez. Yes, he's an arrogant prick.

I knocked him out once in Tijuana. I was hitting on my girlfriend she kept telling him to buzz off. I came back from the bar at Mr. Crowns she told me that AC Slater wouldn't leave her alone. He looked at me and gave me the what are you going to do about it shoulder shrug. One punch out like a light. I had to go to jail but it was worth it. This was before his little rape cover up. He is an arrogant prick. I ran into him at a charity function about 5 years after that and he still remembered me knocking him out and he went and told on me to Junior Seau. Junior called him a biatch and told him to knock me out or let it go.


I don't know if that story is true, a reference to some movie or show, or just made up. I hope you just made it up. That'd be funniest.
 
2012-10-22 09:49:12 PM  

sgleason818: unyon: My first recollection of Jack Black was in Bob Roberts. Even in an incredibly small part, he made an impression.

I just remembered. Jack Black did an Atari Pitfall commercial at about age 13: Link


He also played the main bully in Neverending Story 2.
 
2012-10-22 09:54:59 PM  

Shakes999: Hank from breaking bad is in a old episode of Married with Children with al's old football team playing their rivals.

Things learned. He was still bald 20 or so years ago and man he is short.


He was on an episode of Nip/Tuck, as the disgruntled husband who beheaded his wife's dog because she made it lick peanut butter off of her snatch.

That show, so "every-day"...
 
2012-10-22 10:25:55 PM  
I found it more of a 'Whoa, fark me' moment a few weeks ago when I watched SLC Punk! again, and realized he was 'Mike' on the movie.

mentallo69: [www.joeydevilla.com image 600x368]


That's an interesting fact. Pretty cool.
 
2012-10-22 10:34:34 PM  

stoli n coke: unyon: Lee's_Austin: moothemagiccow: Lee's_Austin: Shia Lebouf was the kid replaced by Sam as the mascot on Freaks and Geeks.

freaks and geeks is rife with that kind of shiat. lizzy caplan was on it at least three times, rashida jones picked on sam, etc

Yep. Wifey and I are having fun revisiting it and playing "Isn't That?"

Although he didn't become "famous", loved Kevin Corrigan.

Another one that I missed on that show. I'm just in the middle of watching it again with my wife and 15yr old daughter.

It's kind of unreal how many careers Apatow has helped launch. I started re-watching Undeclared on Netflix this month and had totally forgot Charlie Hunnam was on that show. Pretty far cry from SOA.

Still have no idea how Judd pulled Leslie Mann before he was famous. Guy's a freaking Yetti.


One of the DVD extras for the Undeclared season has an interview with Judd Apatow and the show's cast. Apatow said he tried to hire back as many of the actors as he could from Freaks And Geeks, because he figured that in showbiz the odds were against them all getting much work in the industry.

Then a few years later he produced a bunch of hit movies and most of the kids from both shows went on to have successful acting careers.
 
2012-10-22 10:43:33 PM  

titwrench: I knocked him out once in Tijuana. I was hitting on my girlfriend she kept telling him to buzz off.


WTF would your girlfriend tell Mario to buzz off when you were the one hitting on her? This makes little sense... Maybe he was stepping in to help her?

CSB: I did it once at the bar(The 'Save-the-girl' thing...), but it was because I was loaded, couldn't see the band and was bar-watching. I saw these two guys harassing a girl at the bar, and told my 6'6", 350 lb. friend to follow my lead(He could actually see the band), I walked over, told the guys to buzz off, and they asked what I was going to do about it. I just looked up, my buddy leaned over, put on his best evil smile, and had the same effect on them as the guy who played 'Jaws' on Moonraker has. I was pretty loaded, didn't remember any of it till my buddy pointed out that I missed a chance to get laid by a smoking hottie at the bar the night before, and started retelling the story.
 
2012-10-22 11:04:47 PM  

Mikey1969: titwrench: I knocked him out once in Tijuana. I was hitting on my girlfriend she kept telling him to buzz off.

WTF would your girlfriend tell Mario to buzz off when you were the one hitting on her? This makes little sense... Maybe he was stepping in to help her?

CSB: I did it once at the bar(The 'Save-the-girl' thing...), but it was because I was loaded, couldn't see the band and was bar-watching. I saw these two guys harassing a girl at the bar, and told my 6'6", 350 lb. friend to follow my lead(He could actually see the band), I walked over, told the guys to buzz off, and they asked what I was going to do about it. I just looked up, my buddy leaned over, put on his best evil smile, and had the same effect on them as the guy who played 'Jaws' on Moonraker has. I was pretty loaded, didn't remember any of it till my buddy pointed out that I missed a chance to get laid by a smoking hottie at the bar the night before, and started retelling the story.


Oops. I would blame auto correct but it was probably me.
 
2012-10-23 12:02:29 AM  

titwrench: Mike Chewbacca: HBK: moothemagiccow: HBK: Alexis Bledel in Rushmore makes a lot of sense. She would have been a sophomore or junior at St. Agnes High School in Houston when that movie was filmed. The movie was filmed at another Houston private school, St. John's, which is just a bit down the road.

that's a creepy degree of knowledge you're displaying about someone you don't even know

We graduated about the same time, in the same city, from schools that were less than 10 miles apart. I know a lot of people who went to school with her. It was a pretty big deal having a student/recent graduate on a national TV show, everyone knew who she was.

Sadly, that's why I know so much about Mario Lopez. Yes, he's an arrogant prick.

I knocked him out once in Tijuana. I was hitting on my girlfriend she kept telling him to buzz off. I came back from the bar at Mr. Crowns she told me that AC Slater wouldn't leave her alone. He looked at me and gave me the what are you going to do about it shoulder shrug. One punch out like a light. I had to go to jail but it was worth it. This was before his little rape cover up. He is an arrogant prick. I ran into him at a charity function about 5 years after that and he still remembered me knocking him out and he went and told on me to Junior Seau. Junior called him a biatch and told him to knock me out or let it go.


Dude, that's awesome! *INTERNET HIGH FIVE!*

He used to go into my Blockbuster where I worked in the mid-90s. He would come in at 11:30 pm and stay 30 minutes after closing. We'd be waiting for him to hurry up and pick his damned movies because we wanted to go home, and he'd just wander around the store with some chick. He did this multiple times. One time, after he'd left we discovered he'd left dozens of business cards and flyers for his crappy club down on Revolucion in TJ all over our store. We threw them all away, because he just made us work even harder than us having to stay late to cater to his celebrity. He's an asshole.
 
2012-10-23 08:50:35 AM  
Sometimes, before an actor makes it big, they often play small "bit" roles in tv and film.

/truestory
 
2012-10-23 08:56:41 PM  
 
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