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The thing that really stinks about being an actor is that the people in charge of movies don't let you be a star right away. (Even if you ask the director real nicely and tell them how good-looking and talented you are.) Hollywood prefers its actors to work their way up, which can mean starting at the very, very, very bottom of the ladder: being an extra. Here are some famous people who took this path and really did become stars of other movies later on.

1. Brad Pitt, No Way Out.

Look out, behind you: Your replacement in America's hearts!
Look out, behind you: Your replacement in America's hearts!