Most of the time, it feels as though the biggest faces in Hollywood have always been around, as if someone plucked them out of thin air and simply placed them in the hot spots. Of course, for the majority of successful (and credible) actors, the reality is quite different.
For the ten celebrities on this list, that reality is quite funny. Before these A-Listers were A-Listers, they were simply actors looking for their big break. And, on their way to achieving that break, every one of them met their maker in a '90s horror movie.
1. Eva Mendes - Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998)
Cause of death: Sacrifices herself to a god by jumping into a pit of flames
Where you know her from: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Stuck on You, Hitch, Fast & Furious 5, The Place Beyond the Pines
2. Jack Black - I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Cause of death: Garden shears to the chest whilst smoking some home-grown
Where you know him from: High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, Ice Age, School of Rock, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Nacho Libre, King Kiong, The Holiday, Be Kind Rewind. And, of course, Tenacious D.
3. Owen Wilson - Anaconda (1997)
Cause of death: Furiously swung around and then devoured by a giant snake
Where you know him from: Meet the Parents, Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums (in fact, most Wes Anderson movies), Behind Enemy Lines, Starsky & Hutch, Wedding Crashers, Little Fockers, Midnight in Paris, and Inherent Vice
4. Breckin Meyer - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Cause of death: Trapped in a video induced nightmare, he falls down a flight of stairs and into a bottomless pit.
Where you know him from: Clueless, The Craft, Road Trip, Herbie Fully Loaded, Heroes and loads of Robot Chicken
5. Charlize Theron - Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
Cause of death: Attacked by vines and a creepy slimy monster
Where you know her from: The Italian Job, Monster, Arrested Development, In the Valley of Elah, Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus and Mad Max: Fury Road.
6. David Arquette - Buffy The Vampire Slayer (the movie) (1992)
Cause of death: Rammed against an electrical fuse box
Where you know him from: Scream, Scream 2 (and 3, and 4), Never Been Kissed, Scream 3, Eight Legged Freaks, A Foreign Affair, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D, Cougar Town
7. Matthew McConaughey - Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
Cause of death: Airplane wheel to the face
Where you know him from: Sex and the City, Wedding Planner, Tropic Thunder, The Paperboy, Magic Mike, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, True Detective, Interstellar
8. Viggo Mortensen - Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Cause of death: Burnt alive and then exploded
Where you know him from: A Perfect Murder, 28 Days, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, A History of Violence, The Road, On the Road, Far From Men
9. Sarah Michelle Gellar - Scream 2 (1997)
Cause of death:Two swift stabs to the back and then lobbed off a balcony
Where you know her from: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions, Scooby-Doo, The Grudge, The Return, Veronika Decides to Die, The Simpsons, American Dad! and Robot Chicken
10. Joseph Gordon Levitt - Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Cause of death: Ice Skate to the face
Where you know him from: 10 Things I Hate About You, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Brick, 500 Days of Summer, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Inception, 50/50, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, Don Jon, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Walk
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