Before they hit it big in Hollywood, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and other red carpet regulars had roles in less award-worthy movies, ranging from widely panned rom-coms to bad action flicks
Eddie Murphy - Norbit (2007)
Eddie Murphy didn't walk away with the statuette for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 2007's musical hit Dreamgirls, but he did gain his peers' respect for his part as James "Thunder" Early opposite Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, and Beyonce. The comedic actor followed up his dramatic role with some decidedly lighter (and controversial!) fare, however, with 2007's Norbit.
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