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
Hilary Swank - The Next Karate Kid (1994)
We always knew she was a fighter. A young Hilary Swank (she was just 20 at the time) played a determined martial artist in 1994's The Next Karate Kid — 10 years later, the talented actress would go on to take home the Best Actress Academy Award for her role as a headstrong boxer in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby.
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