12 Hollywood stars who once starred in horror films
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Horror is a genre of cinema that has become a springboard into the big cinema of many venerable Hollywood actors. Laurence Fishburne, known to us for the role of Morpheus in The Matrix, fought with Freddy Krueger in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street, in which, by the way, the young Johnny Depp made his debut. Other stars of the first magnitude were also seen in similar films.
The famous horror star Jamie Lee Curtis started with low-budget films. For her first role in "Halloween", the "Queen of Horrors" received an obscenely modest fee of only 8 thousand dollars. At the same time, the aspiring actress had to act in her own clothes, since the money for the wardrobe was not included in the budget of the film.
For Leonardo DiCaprio, the role in the third part of "The Toothpicks" became an acting debut. Just think — if it weren't for this uncomplicated horror movie, we might never have found out about Leo's acting talent.
In the same film, Christian Cousins "lit up", who, unlike Dee Caprio in his early years already had several quite successful movie roles in his luggage.
Johnny Depp, as we have already said, entered the film industry thanks to "A Nightmare on Elm Street." This happened by accident, since his friend auditioned for the role of Glen Lanza, and Depp himself just went to the casting for the company. The future star was noticed by the daughter of director and screenwriter Wes Craven, who found the guy "dreamy" and perfectly suited for the role. Charlie Sheen could have starred in the film, but he asked for too high a fee.
Known to everyone for his role as the archer Bard, from the second and third parts of Peter Jackson's trilogy about the Hobbit, Luke Evans also did not escape appearing in horror films. Not too well-known actor, who played mainly in episodes, began his way up with the role of a bloody maniac in the movie "No one survived".
"Konstantin" is not the first horror film in which LaBeouf appeared — before that he managed to star in The X-Files. But they paid attention to the young actor after his role in the film with Keanu Reeves. This picture is considered by many to be the best in Shaya's filmography.
The role in The X-Files is hardly memorable — in one of the episodes Labeouf played a child with chronic liver disease.
This film became the seventh in a row in the actor's film collection and one of the most successful. Since slashers were incredibly popular in the early 80s, the box office of the picture with a not too big budget exceeded all the expectations of the creators.
Before the release of the third part of "Nightmares on Elm Street", Fishbourne starred only in TV series and, although he became familiar to the audience, he did not become a celebrity. This role was the actor's first serious step into the big cinema, where fame and success awaited him.
For Linda Hamilton, 1984 became a landmark year, as the most famous film with her participation was released — "Terminator", James Cameron and the less successful, but also beloved by many horror film "Children of Corn". The horror film, based on the story of Stephen King, took its rightful place among the horror films of the 80s.
Until the mid-90s, Courtney was perceived by everyone exclusively as the heroine of the youth TV series "Friends". This somewhat burdened the actress, so she decided to star in a horror movie. By the way, it was on the set of "Scream" that Cox met her husband David Arquette.
The star of "Basic Instinct" made her debut in Wes Craven's horror "Deadly Blessing." Unfortunately, this film has become one of the most grandiose failures in the career of an actress, so she does not like to remember it. During the filming, the actress had to eat a huge spider, however, fake.