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13 Times Actors Became Instant Movie Stars In Their Debut Roles

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When it comes to movie stars, some actors take years honing their craft before getting a leading role in a movie, while other actors become stars overnight. Hollywood history is full of both types of actors, but the "overnight success" stories always seem the most compelling. Every generation of Hollywood stars has included first-timers who joined the A-list and never left. But how they got there and what they did after depends on the individual. 

Most movie stars have at least some acting experience before landing their big role, but with all actors included here, their first film role was also one of their most iconic. Here are some actors who became movie stars in their debut roles.

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