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Star to Film
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Film Debuts (and final bows)

From Star to Film

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers first film together (1933) Click to show or hide the answer
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacallfirst film together (1944) Click to show or hide the answer
Michael Cainefirst Hollywood film (1966) Click to show or hide the answer
James Deanfirst starring role (1955) Click to show or hide the answer
last film released in his lifetime (1955) Click to show or hide the answer
last film (1956) Click to show or hide the answer
Kirk Douglas & Burt Lancasterfirst on–screen collaboration (1986) Click to show or hide the answer
Errol Flynn made famous (1935) as a physician turned pirate in Click to show or hide the answer
Henry Fondalast film (1981 – he won an Oscar for it) Click to show or hide the answer
Audrey Hepburnbecame a star in (1953) Click to show or hide the answer
Laurel & Hardyfirst film together (1921) Click to show or hide the answer
Grace Kellyfirst film (1951) Click to show or hide the answer
first starring role (1952) Click to show or hide the answer
last film (1956) Click to show or hide the answer

Heath Ledger died (Jan 2008) during filming of (film released Oct 2009) Click to show or hide the answer

Shirley MacLainefirst film (directed by Hitchcock) Click to show or hide the answer
Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gablelast film (for either of them) Click to show or hide the answer
Marilyn MonroeDied during the making of Click to show or hide the answer
Paul Newmanlast "live action" film (i.e. excluding voice roles): 2002 crime thriller directed by Sam Mendes, also starring Tom Hanks and Jude Law Click to show or hide the answer
Elvis Presleyfirst film (1956) Click to show or hide the answer
Ronald Reaganlast film (1964) Click to show or hide the answer
Oliver Reeddied during filming of Click to show or hide the answer
Cliff Richardfirst film Click to show or hide the answer
Edward G. Robinsonbecame a star (1930) in Click to show or hide the answer
Omar Shariffirst leading role
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in Click to show or hide the answer
Elizabeth Taylorbecame a child star (1944) in Click to show or hide the answer
Spencer Tracylast film (1967) Click to show or hide the answer
John Waynefirst film appearance (as an extra – 1926) Click to show or hide the answer
first credited, as Duke Morrison (1929) Click to show or hide the answer
first starring role (1930) Click to show or hide the answer
the film that made him a star (1939 – his 83rd!) Click to show or hide the answer
role in Stagecoach Click to show or hide the answer
184th and last film (1976) Click to show or hide the answer

From Film to Star

Last appearance was in The Harder they Fall (1956) Click to show or hide the answer
Film debut in Lady Jane (1984) Click to show or hide the answer
Already an acclaimed theatre actress, shot to fame when chosen by Chaplin to star opposite him in Limelight (1951) Click to show or hide the answer
Breakthrough acting role came in the 2007 action movie 300 Click to show or hide the answer
Became a star in Public Enemy (1931) Click to show or hide the answer
First major role was Lt. Gonville Bromhead in Zulu Click to show or hide the answer
First film appearance was as a con-man called Edgar English, who runs foul of the Keystone Cops, in Making a Living (1914) Click to show or hide the answer
Last film Monkeys Go Home (1967, aged 79); died Paris 1972 Click to show or hide the answer
First major film role was as Liz in Billy Liar (1963) Click to show or hide the answer
Debut in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) Click to show or hide the answer
Last film role was Mr. Bridger, the jailed criminal mastermind, in The Italian Job (1969) Click to show or hide the answer
Debut as one of Freddy Krueger’s victims in Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Click to show or hide the answer
Debut was the female lead, as gangster's moll Tina Carlyle (later Jim Carrey's love interest) in The Mask (1994) Click to show or hide the answer
Shot to stardom by The Blue Angel, 1930 Click to show or hide the answer
Rose to fame as The Man with No Name (in A Fistful of Dollars, 1964) Click to show or hide the answer
Last starring role was as himself in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) Click to show or hide the answer
Last film was Cuban rebel girls (1959) – a semi–documentary tribute to Castro Click to show or hide the answer
Last film was Two–faced woman (1941) Click to show or hide the answer
Debut aged 15 in Whoopee (1930) Click to show or hide the answer
Debut aged 61 in The Maltese Falcon Click to show or hide the answer
Fourteen hours: first film of Click to show or hide the answer
Brothers (not twins) who made their film debuts in the title roles of The Krays (1990). Previously bass and guitar players, respectively, in Spandau Ballet Click to show or hide the answer
Debut as "pleasantly plump" teenager Tracy Turnblad in the original version of Hairspray (1988); best known for her TV talk show (1993-2004) Click to show or hide the answer
Former model, made her acting debut in the title role of The Woman in Red (1984) Click to show or hide the answer
Remains best known for her debut as 16-year-old Lynda Mansell in Wish You Were Here (1987) Click to show or hide the answer
Debut as Jane in Greystoke (1984); voice dubbed by Glenn Close Click to show or hide the answer
The Blob: first starring role for Click to show or hide the answer
The Cocoanuts (first, 1929); Love Happy (1949 – the last one in which they starred and appeared together) Click to show or hide the answer
First major role was as a robber on parole in the feminist road movie Thelma & Louise (1991) Click to show or hide the answer
First film appearance was in No Way Out (1950) Click to show or hide the answer
The Invisible Man (1933): title role was the first starring role for Click to show or hide the answer
Made her debut in The Outlaw (1943) - producer and director Howard Hughes designed a special bra to showcase her ample breasts, although she later claimed that she didn't actually wear it during filming Click to show or hide the answer
Conan the Barbarian: first leading role for Click to show or hide the answer
A Kiss for Corliss (1949 - she was 21): last film of Click to show or hide the answer
Scottish ballet dancer: film debut in The Red Shoes Click to show or hide the answer
Rose to stardom in the title role of Mr. Smith goes to Washington (1939) Click to show or hide the answer
Shot to stardom in Body Heat (1981) Click to show or hide the answer
Shot to stardom in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) Click to show or hide the answer
Hollywood debut as Jesus in The greatest story ever told Click to show or hide the answer
First Hollywood role was as the narrator of The Swiss Family Robinson (1940) Click to show or hide the answer
Last appearance was as himself in the comedy Someone to Love (released in 1987, two years after his death) Click to show or hide the answer
Swam to fame in Bathing Beauty Click to show or hide the answer

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