As much as his showbiz pedigree may indicate otherwise, Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't handed movie stardom on a silver plate. Long before he was trying to solve murders in Zodiac, Gyllenhaal was a boogery little tween in City Slickers. Same goes for Wild HogJohn Travolta, who appeared in the asinine horror flick Devil's Rain ("Absolutely the Most Incredible Ending of Any Motion Picture Ever" – Guy Who Wrote the DVD Cover Copy). And amazingly, both of these A-listers had their own "Bubble Boy" movie. Check out how they and 12 other Hollywood favorites got their starts.

Then tell us what you remember about these roles, and also what other movie stars you'd like to see "How They Began."

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