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The Early, Sometimes Embarrassing Roles of 2015’s Oscar Nominees

If presumptive favorite Julianne Moore grabs the Best Actress Oscar on Sunday, her victory will rightly be seen as long-overdue recognition for a screen icon. But few will realize just how far Moore’s come—especially if one considers her cinematic debut, 1990’s Tales from the Darkside: The Movie.

That film was no Still Alice. But this Flavorwire video, which highlights the early work of 2015’s Oscar nominees, puts into stark relief how inauspiciously today’s stars began their careers, and how impressive their trajectories have been since.