ACTOR: Jennifer Aniston
MOVIE: "Leprechaun" (1993) After years of waiting tables and getting small TV roles, Jen landed her first leading role in this slasher flick about one really ticked-off little guy in green. The movie bombed at the theater (though it went on to have five sequels). Aniston was so discouraged that she considered quitting acting altogether. Later, when she did hit it big, "Leprechaun" was re-released on video with Jen prominently featured on the cover.