Actors don’t become stars over night; it takes a hell of a lot of work to climb the ranks of Hollywood stardom.

This means taking roles in some rather questionable projects that they would probably rather forget.

But don’t worry, we’re about to bring them up again just for you…

1. Abigail Breslin In The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

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Breslin plays the young orphan girl who Mia (Anne Hathaway) speaks to in the crowd in the 2004 teen movie.

2. Jack Black In Dead Man Walking

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This funny man played Sean Penn’s on-screen younger brother in the famous crime drama.