Some actors completely luck out with their first roles — think Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave or Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire.
However, some actors start out in movies that are such big flops, it’s amazing that they managed to salvage their career.
So, with that in mind, let’s go through some of the worst debut acting roles in Hollywood history:
Brad Pitt in The Dark Side of the Sun
Halle Berry in Living Dolls
Beyoncé in Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Scarlett Johansson in North
Margot Robbie in Vigilante
Tom Cruise in Endless Love
Michael J. Fox in Midnight Madness
Leonardo DiCaprio in Critters 3
Courteney Cox in Masters of the Universe
Sylvester Stallone in The Party at Kitty and Stud’s
Denzel Washington in Carbon Copy
Amy Adams in Drop Dead Gorgeous
Sandra Bullock in Who Shot Pat?
Keanu Reeves in Flying
Julia Roberts in Satisfaction
Uma Thurman in Kiss Daddy Goodnight
Jason Bateman in Teen Wolf Too
Paul Rudd in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hercules in New York
Angelina Jolie in Cyborg 2
Who did we miss? Do you know of any actors who overcame a terrible initial role to move on and become beloved? Share in the comments below!