Julianne Hough Was in Harry Potter & More Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were Once Movie Extras
ICYMI: The Dancing with the Stars pro had a minor role in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movie, where she developed a big crush on the series' titular star, Daniel Radcliffe. "I gave him a love note and a Beanie Baby for Valentine's Day," Hough, who is engaged to hockey pro Brooks Laich, told PEOPLE. "I didn't personally give it to him because I was just an extra, but I gave it to his assistant or PA that was working with him. I don't know if he ever got it, but Daniel: I just want to know if you got it! Come on! I just wanna know if you got it!"
Just like his sister, Hough also worked as an extra on the set of the first Harry Potter film — and he brought home some pretty cool souvenirs. "I was in Ravenclaw — I stole the robe, the tie, the scarf, and I stole cutlery from the Great Hall!" Derek told PEOPLE. "I was like, 'I'm taking this!' It was a big no-no; it was a big thing. And I was like, 'I'm taking a chance.' It was funny because we knew those movies were gonna be such a big deal."
Blink and you'll miss her: At 8 years old, Stewart landed a non-speaking role in 1999's The Thirteenth Year, a Disney Channel Original Movie, as "Girl in Fountain Line."
Before making it big while simultaneously falling in love with Jenna Dewan Tatum in Step Up, the dancer-actor appeared in the music video for Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" and was a movie extra in 2005's War of the Worlds.
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The Eddie Murphy-fronted Coming to America is a classic, so it may be surprising for fans to learn that Gooding Jr. made his film debut as an extra in the movie's barbershop scene.
Before hitting it big with Rocky, Stallone took on the role of a subway mugger in Woody Allen's 1971 film Bananas. Stallone's on-screen experience left a good impression; he would go on to star as a club attendee in Klute — also starring Jane Fonda — that same year.
"My first legitimate acting job was — I was an extra in Bad Boys II, which is also a Michael Bay film," the Transformers actress told Jay Leno during an interview, revealing she worked on set for three days. "I was 15 at the time, so I was underage, but I was in a stars-and-stripes bikini and a cowboy hat dancing under a waterfall. That was my first job."
Look quick or you'll miss him! A few years before snagging his breakout role in Moonlighting, Willis was an extra in a courtroom scene in 1982's The Verdict.
In one of Pitt's first-ever film roles, the actor was credited as a "Partygoer/Preppie Guy at Fight" in 1987's Less Than Zero.
Zellweger may have first met Matthew McConaughey on the set of their 1994 film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, but the stars did cross paths when Zellweger landed a non-speaking role in Dazed and Confused — McConaughey's breakout film. "I was learning a lot and taking it all in," the actress told PEOPLE of the experience.
"I got the chance to be in the audience when the Beatles filmed A Hard Day's Night," Collins told Rolling Stone of his experience as an extra for the iconic movie. "They wanted kids that were screaming, and I just sat still, which is probably why I was cut out of the film. Thirty years later I was asked to narrate a documentary about the movie. I got to go through the outtakes, and I found a guy wearing a pin tie that looked just like me, sitting completely still. I remember thinking, 'For crying out loud, will you stop screaming? Let's listen to the music!'"