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.
Javier Bardem - Now
The first-time father is nominated in the Best Actor category for Biutiful. The movie is also up for Best Foreign Language Film.
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