17 Celebs Who Worked as Extras with Names Like “Snotty Girl #2” Before Becoming Famous
The best part of watching the closing credits to a movie roll by is easily catching the hilariously broad titles given to the walk-ons and extras. From the myriad variations on "Bikini Girl" in a Michael Bay movie, to the "Girl on Sinking Boat" in a Nicholas Sparks film, these roles basically turn actors into human floor lamps with a couple lines. Then again, you can always go from "Uncredited Mascot" to Katniss Everdeen overnight in this crazy town. These 17 celebs worked as extras and walk-ons and broke out of the "Boy on The Beach" or "McDonald's Customer" box. Hey, everyone's gotta start somewhere.
Mr. Amal Alamuddin had a small role as the ”Lip Syncing Transvestite” in the 1992 film The Harvest. Now, if only we could get a clip of this.
Before Don Draper inspired conflicted feelings of lust and disdain in so many hearts, Jon Hamm was just a regular old “Gorgeous guy at bar” in an Ally McBeal episode. Well played, casting directors. Well played.
Maybe not so funny, but totally CRAZY news: Mullally was a “Call Girl” in Risky Business when she was first starting out.
In the 1998 film Homegrown starring Billy Bob Thornton, Carell played the uncredited role of ”Party Extra with Funny Pants.”
This is not a drill. Diaz played “Random Celebrity” in the 1999 movie Man, Woman, Film. If she appeared on a reality show, it would also work as the caption under her name.
In his first IMDb-credited role, Goldblum played “Freak #1” in the ’70s B-thriller Death Wish. Hey, at least he was the first freak.
Fox’s first role was as an extra in Bad Boys II. Although she was uncredited, the role has been coloquially christened ”bikini girl dancing under waterfall.” And so, another actress escapes the anonymous legion of “bikini girls.”
Bella Swan was once nothing more than “Girl in the Fountain Line” in the TV movie Thirteenth Year. By resisting the urge to look at the camera, she knocked this role out of the park.
He played “Basketball Player #10” in a 1992 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At one point, there were nine nameless basketball players more important than Ben Affleck.
Lautner’s riveting performance as “Boy on the Beach” in an episode of Summerland somehow eluded the attention of the critics, but I’m praising his performance in retrospect as scene-stealing yet understated.
The Twilight actress is credited as “McDonald’s Customer” in King of California . Hopefully, she got a free McGriddle out of this gig.
In the 1999 screen adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel Message in a Bottle, Panettiere plays “girl on sinking boat.”