Total Nerd Actors Who Starred Together Before They Were Superheroes  

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List Rules Vote up the best co-stars in their non-comic book movie roles

Sometimes the best way to discover a new movie is to look back at an actor you admires prior work. With so many actors playing your favorite heroes and villains sometimes when you look back you discover they've already acted in a film with another comic book actor. This is where it gets fun.

You know how in the comics there are an infinite number of alternate realities? Different earths and variable where every option is possible. The most common of them is the Ultimate or 1610 universe in Marvel where everything is skewed more modern and the Marvel Cinematic Universe generally takes its cues from there. 

We've decided to skew reality to imagine these films with our heroes in play as the actors in their roles. What better way to discover a new movie than to look back and see The Joker and Robin going to High School together? Or a crazy love triangle with Wolverine, Batman, and Black Widow? Did you know that Cap and Black Widow had met years prior and even took the SAT's together? All of this and more.

These are actors who starred together Before they were superheroes! Vote up your favorite!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Starred Together Before They Were Superheroes
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Did you know that Robin (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and The Joker (Heath Ledger) went to high school together?

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The Prestige


Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Starred Together Before They Were Superheroes
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At the turn of the century two magicians, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Batman (Christian Bale), vie for the affections of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). David Bowie is here too.

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American Psycho


Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Starred Together Before They Were Superheroes
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Batman (Christian Bale), a very successful and unhinged wall street mogul, kills The Joker, (Jared Leto) a man he'd become very jealous of. He seemingly gets away with it, though the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) has his suspicions. 

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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Starred Together Before They Were Superheroes
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Did you think Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) had great chemistry in Captain America: Winter Soldier? Well, turns out they went to high school and took the SATs together.


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