Take a look back at the roles that secured these celebs' spots on the A-list
Halle Berry, Jungle Fever
Spike Lee cast the married mom of two as the crack addict girlfriend of Samuel L. Jackson in 1991's Jungle Fever, though the director is said to have been initially hesitant to do so because he declared Berry too beautiful to play a drug user. Lee's Jungle Fever also launched the career of Queen Latifah.
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