This week’s must-see DVD for film fans is Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, Alex Stapleton’s wickedly enjoyable documentary profile of Roger Corman, the B-movie master whose exploitation movies launched half the moviemakers and movie stars of the ’70s. One of the film’s highlights is Jack Nicholson’s remembrances of his first movie roles, including his debut performance in The Little Shop of Horrors (which Corman shot in all of two days). Nicholson’s story got us thinking about other stars and their first movie roles, so we put together this quick video essay with a peek at some other famous film debuts. Check out our latest video essay after the jump.
Edited by Jason Bailey
Music by Earth Wind and Fire
Starring (in order of appearance): Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, John Krasinski, Zach Braff, Jon Hamm, Ted Danson, Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Wahlberg, Madonna, Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Duvall, Rob Lowe, Shirley MacLaine, Sylvester Stallone, Emma Thompson, Sharon Stone, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Richard Pryor, Jonah Hill, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Robert DeNiro, Woody Allen, Tom Selleck, Eddie Murphy, Kevin Bacon.