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Before They Were Stars: 13-Year Old Steven Spielberg Directs “Escape to Nowhere”

There haven’t been any new updates from me in awhile because I’ve been quite busy enjoying the long Canada Day weekend. However, one person who probably didn’t enjoy this past weekend was Steven Spielberg, as his latest film, The BFG, … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: WWE Version

I’ve done a lot of “Before They Were Stars” features on World Wrestling Entertainment superstars, but the official WWE Youtube channel recently released their own compilation of “Before They Were Stars” clips. Some of these clips have been featured on … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Susan Sarandon in a Pampers Commercial

Here’s a Pampers commercial from the early 1970s featuring a young Susan Sarandon, who pretty much looks exactly the same 40+ years later. ┬áIn this ad, a pair of women with babies are lucky enough to visit a shoe salesman … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Dean Ambrose Wrestles a Dark Match for TNA

One week ago today, Dean Ambrose reached the top of the pro wrestling world and became the World Wrestling Entertainment World Heavyweight Champion. Quite an achievement for a guy who used to wrestle matches in which his forehead was sliced … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Anton Yelchin in “Along Came a Spider”

Later today, our newest episode of Shouts from the Back Row will be posted and we will be discussing the all-too-brief career of the late Anton Yelchin, who died tragically in a freak accident last weekend. Looking back at his … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Linda Cardellini in Dee Snider’s “Strangeland”

Yes, that’s the same Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame! Before Rob Zombie became the world’s most successful heavy metal star-turned-horror director, Dee Snider tried his hand at writing, producing and starring in his own horror film, Strangeland. Snider played … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 11-Year Old Jackie Earle Haley in “The Outside Man”

The Outside Man is an offbeat 1972 French-made film which happens to be set in Los Angeles and stars noted French actor as Jean-Louis Trintignant as a hitman. At one point in the story, his character takes a mother and … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Amy Schumer Takes on a Heckler

A true test for an aspiring stand-up comedian is how well they handle hecklers at their performances. In 2009, an up-and-coming comedian named Amy Schumer headlined a show in Atlanta in which an obnoxious drunk woman in the audience was … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 10-Year Old Anton Yelchin on “ER”

There have been a lot of shocking celebrity deaths in 2016, but perhaps none more tragic and unexpected than that of Anton Yelchin, whose promising career was cut short when he was killed in a car accident yesterday at age … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: David Duchovny in “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead”

Remember the 1991 Christina Applegate comedy with one of the greatest titles ever for a PG-13 film: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead? Well, I was surprised to discover that a pre-X-Files David Duchovny had a supporting role in the … Continue reading

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