Everyone has to start from somewhere. Not everyone can be an overnight YouTube star with a million-dollar film deal. Not everyone can gain success the One Direction, a la winning a televised talent competition. Most people have to trudge through thankless roles just to add more material to a reel just to mail to talent agencies.

But eventually, hard work does pay off, at least for these 20 famous stars. From uncredited roles to characters with barely a name—think Young Pilot #2—the following talent is proof that the juice is worth the squeeze. Even if that juice is bizarre as shit. These are The Weirdest Roles of Your Favorite Hollywood Actors.

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