23 Movie Stars Who Started on TV: Small to Big Screen Success

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It has not always been considered normal for movie stars to appear on TV, like Matthew McConaughey has done with True Detective.

There was a time where TV was like the minor leagues and a place for movie studios to scout the next big Hollywood thing.

From Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis to John Travolta, these huge big screen stars all got their start on the small screen.

Movie Fanatic presents 23 of the biggest movie stars in the world right now, who had more humble beginnings on television.

Several of these superstars can be seen right now when you watch Pulp Fiction online or watch Captain Phillips online.

One on our list even is one of the best movie quote producers in history, just check out a few of his Dumb and Dumber quotes and you can watch Dumb and Dumber online too!

Click through and check out our 23 movie stars who started on TV!

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp loathed his time on 21 Jump Street. But, thanks to that introduction, he has had a Hollywood movie career that is unrivaled.

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