Here at Flavorwire, one of our favorite pastimes is exploring the early years of our famous actors, observing the humble beginnings of bit roles and low budgets through which, nonetheless, peeks the raw talent that could not be contained. For this exclusive supercut, we dug up over 100 clips from the early film and television performances of the twenty nominees for acting Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards. (Well, eight of them — two made their feature debuts in their Oscar-nominated roles.) Check them all out after the jump.
Edited by Jason Bailey
Music by The Beatles