Hollywood A-Listers Who Got Their Big Break in Horror Films

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston wasn't always known as Rachel Green on Friends. Aniston credits Leprechaun (1993) with her introduction to showbusiness, but it wasn't easy for the actress to look back at her debut role without cringing. "I watched it like, 8 years ago with our mutual friend Justin Theroux for [expletive] and giggles," she explained. “We were dating. It was one of those things when I tried to get that remote out of his hand and there was just no having it. He was like, 'No, no, no, no, this is happening.'"


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The More You Know

  • The first-ever animated film to be nominated for Best Picture was Beauty and the Beast in 1981
  • Fantasia (1940) was originally a short called The Sorcerers Apprentice, but Walt Disney overspent on the score and decided to make it feature length film rather than waste money.
  • Worldwide ticket sales for the Saw franchise put it at just shy of a billion dollars, making it the highest earning horror franchise globally.
  • To thank Robin Williams for his work on Aladdin, Disney sent him a late Pablo Picasso painting.
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