Long before they were big box office draws in Hollywood, stars like Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron were just getting by the movie business as extras and bit role players in films like Less Than Zero (1987) and Children of the Corn III (1995).

Yes, even Academy Award-winners had to start somewhere. Below, check out eight movie stars who got their start as extras and bit players with limited or no lines.

Movie Stars Who Got Their Start as Extras