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. As the World Turns," 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 the soap opera world? Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Vikander, and Bryan Cranston are just a few of these performers who now call themselves Oscar nominees.