Have you ever been watching an old movie or TV show and suddenly notice a popular actor in a tiny bit part?
Well, everyone had to start somewhere. For many actors, working their way into the business and paying the rent meant starring in television commercials. There are so many, in fact, that redditors started a thread to round up examples posted to YouTube.
There’s future Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio hawking bubblegum, and Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame selling viewers on the pain and itch relief benefits of Preparation H. Nothing says “a star is born” quite like hemorrhoid cream.
Here are a few more faces you’ll be sure to recognize: