Oscars 2010 Nominees First Roles
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart
His first credited acting gig was as Davy Crane in Sea Hunt, his father, Lloyd Bridges played the lead.
Not only was gorgeous George a handsome doctor on ER, he also played a George on The Facts of Life.
Firth played Neil Truelove on the TV show Dutch Girls.
He was on the cast of The Electric Company from 1971 until 1977.
In 1995 Renner was in his first film, National Lampoon's Senior Trip!
Always meant to be a leading lady, Bullock was on the poster for her first film, Hangmen in 1987.
Mirren has been in over 100 films/television shows, including Age of Consent in 1969.
Newcomer Carey was in her first film only 5 years ago. She played Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley.
Even newer-comer, Sidibe is nominated for her first movie ever!
A veteran to the Oscars, Streep made her screen debut along side John Lithgow in Secret Service in 1977.
Damon has already won an Oscar! But not for acting...for writing Good Will Hunting. However his first acting gig was in Mysitc Pizza starring Julia Roberts.
Woody started his career off right, with the long running TV show Cheers.
Plummer has been in the biz since 1953, one of his first major roles was playing Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.
Some of Tucci's earliest roles were bit parts in Miami Vice and the bad guy in Beethoven.
One of Waltz's first roles was in an adaptation of Mark Twain's unfinished work The Mysterious Stanger.
One of Cruz's first major roles was in 1998 as Mathurine in Don Juan.
Vera's first acting gig was in Rose Hill starring Jennifer Garner. She was also in a TV show called Roar which starred Heath Ledger.
Maggie's first role was in Waterland starring Jeremy Irons. She also starred along side brother Jake in the indie thriller Donnie Darko.
Kendrick is a first time nominee and part of the Twilight crew. She got her first taste of film in the movie Camp.
Mo'Nique has come a long way since the not-so-Oscar-worthy movie Soul Plane starring Tom Arnold.