Long before they were toting Oscars, these A-lister's were making a name for themselves in everything from soap operas to romantic comedies. Click through to see where stars like Lupita Nyong'o and Matthew McConaughey were before they were nominated for an Academy Award.
Nicole Kidman - Then
The actress learned to ride dirt bikes (and apparently forgot how to use a hairbrush!) for the 1983 Australian flick BMX Bandits.
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