Oscar Nominee Roles Are A Lot Different Than Their Earlier Performances

Sure, you know about the heavy hitters like 'The Revenant' and 'The Big Short', but will you even recognize these movie stars in their first roles?

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On Feb 25, 2016

Bryan Cranston- Best Actor, Trumbo

Matt Damon- Best Actor, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio- Best Actor, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender- Best Actor, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne- Best Actor, The Danish Girl

Cate Blanchett- Best Actress, Carol

Brie Larson- Best Actress, Room

Jennifer Lawrence- Best Actress, Joy

Charlotte Rampling- Best Actress, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan- Best Actress, Brooklyn

Christian Bale- Best Supporting Actor, The Big Short

Tom Hardy- Best Supporting Actor, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo- Best Supporting Actor, Spotlight

Mark Rylance- Best Supporting Actor, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone- Best Supporting Actor, Creed

Jennifer Jason Leigh- Best Supporting Actress

Rooney Mara- Best Supporting Actress, Carol

Rachel McAdams- Best Supporting Actress, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander- Best Supporting Actress, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet- Best Supporting Actress, Steve Jobs