Oscar Contenders

A Supercut of the 2013 Oscar Nominees in Their Early Film Roles

From Joaquin Phoenix as Superboy to Denzel in 'Death Wish'

Joaquin Phoenix in SuperboyThe video wizards at Flavorwire have put together the following 6:30 minute video featuring looks at the early works of this years crop of 2013 Oscar nominees in the acting categories.

This includes looks at Alan Arkin in The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming, Amy Adams in "The West Wing", Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper in Wet Hot American Summer, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Day-Lewisin Gandhi, Emmanuelle Riva in Leon, Morin Priest, Helen Hunt in the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Facts of Life", Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence in "The Bill Engvall Show", Jessica Chastain in "ER" and "Veronica Mars", Joaquin Phoenix in The Adventures of Superboy where toasts a guy in a leather jacket, Naomi Watts in Tank Girl, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Scent of a Woman, Robert De Niro in The Wedding Party, Sally Field in The Flying Nun, Tommy Lee Jones in "Charlie's Angels" and Denzel Washington in Death Wish.

Oh, and yes, Quvenzhané Wallis is in there, but considering Beasts of the Southern Wild is her first film it's the only clip they have to show.

Yeah, it's a lot, but what did you expect? Give it a watch below.

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  • http://letterboxd.com/ragingtaxidrver/ RagingTaxiDriver

    I like how most of the films are 90s or 00's, and then Riva hits the screen in the 50s. It really surprises you if you didn't know who she is.

  • http://www.electriccin.blogspot.com theJackal

    What a nice collection of clips. I had no idea Denzel was in Death Wish. I remember shocked to discover Jeff Goldblum was a rapist in that flick. Also, I had no idea Jennifer Lawrence or Amy Adams had been in so many films before their breakout roles in Winter's Bone (2010) and Junebug (2005).

    Thems the facts

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    The music is sung by George Clooney's Aunt Rosemary Clooney.

  • Dale

    "You Oughta Be in Pictures" was sung by Rudy Vallée, an immensely popular singer and bandleader from the late twenties into the thirties. He also made a number of movies and starred on Broadway in the original production of "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" in the early sixties (he repeated his role in the movie version of the show).

  • Gautam

    Few observations that surprised me: Tommy Lee Jones was a handsome young man, Hugh Jackman wasn't his sexy self back in 90s and Naomi Watts has grown to be more beautiful over years.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/jaybob/ jaybob

    Why does Superboy have a scar on his face?

    • Brent

      Why does Superboy murder someone in cold blood? :)

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Akd/ Akd

        Why does Superboy look like a 14 year old girl?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HelloKitty/ Hello Kitty

    No clip of Sunday, Bloody Sunday.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      I know, I was thinking the same thing after recently learning that.