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Movie Stars Youngsters Don't Know Used To Be TV Stars

Once movie stars reach a certain level of fame, it can be hard to imagine their earlier days of grinding it out in smaller, supporting roles in forgettable projects. But many of today’s major film stars initially made a name for themselves on the small screen. If you’re under a certain age, you may not even know that some big-time movie stars first found success on popular television shows

It used to be that television was viewed as the inferior medium, but these days, TV series certainly rival movies in pop culture cachet, and many movie stars are now vying for buzzworthy streaming television series. But back in the day, television roles could be used as launching pads to transition into film. From Will Smith to Tom Hanks to Melissa McCarthy, here’s a rundown of movie stars that younger audiences may not know started out as TV stars.

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