Everybody's got to start somewhere: For some people it's theater or commercials, but for many, many actors, their first job was on a soap opera. Julianne Moore played dual characters on "As the World Turns," Laurence Fishburne played a teen drug dealer on "One Life to Live" and Susan Sarandon played a murderous drifter on "Search for Tomorrow," a soap that was also among the first gigs for Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, and Viggo Mortensen.

Who else got a boost from daytime drama? Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, and some of the most acclaimed Oscar winners in the U.S., Australia, and even England.oscar nominees soap operas