Actors Bradley Cooper, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette, Benedict Cumberbatch and many other talented names have been nominated for Academy Awards this year. They are celebrities now and everyone knows them. But as actors, most of them started out small, many of them in not-so-famous roles.

For example, did you know that Benedict Cumberbatch has also portrayed Stephen Hawking in a 2004 movie called Hawking ? The more you know, eh?

Check this out.