Sandra BullockBefore they were Oscar-nominated actors and actresses, this year's nominees had their share of weird acting gigs.

Once upon a time, a young Helen Mirren did Shakespeare, Sandra Bullock and her awesome hair starred in a short-lived '90s sitcom, and Morgan Freeman busked for Listerine as a telephone line worker. Plus, George Clooney once made pizza (and held a fake "Win a Date With Rob Lowe" contest -- yes, back then, Rob Lowe was the famous one) in 'Return of the Killer Tomatoes.'

Travel back in time with us and check out all this year's nominees before they became stars.
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