08/12/2012 07:59 am ET Updated Oct 12, 2012

Before They Were Famous: Your Favorite Actors In Their Earliest Roles (VIDEO)

One doesn't become a superstar right out of the gate. Most actors have to audition ... and audition and audition. Struggling is part of the game. Actors pray for that first big break that will get their name on the credits -- as they roll -- at the end of a film or television show. One gig starts the resume rolling, but the parts need to keep coming their way if they hope to make a living ... and especially if they hope to become a legend and/or a superstar in the field of entertainment.

It's fun to look back at the early days of some of our biggest names in film and television to see just how "green" they were before they got their sea legs and went on to become, well, great actors and big stars. The one clip we're most in love with is Betty White singing on her 1954 television show bearing her name. It's a must see! The rest -- Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Jerry Seinfeld, Marlo Thomas, Henry Winkler, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Diane Keaton and Whoopi Goldberg -- are worth every minute of your time if you want to feel good about your first job, no matter what line of work you're in. We're so glad they hung in there! Enjoy!

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