Debut Roles of 2015 Oscar Nominees

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Everyone's gotta start somewhere. Here are the debut roles of all 20 stars nominated for Oscars in the 2015 acting categories.

1. Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch
It's raining in London in this photograph. But beloved star Benedict Cumberbatch has found a way to keep dry.

2. Benedict Cumberbatch: Amazing Grace

Benedict Cumberbatch: Amazing Grace
Cumberbatch's first major film role was in 2006's Amazing Grace.

3. Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper in the Clint Eastwood film American Sniper. The movie has received several Oscar nominations.

4. Bradley Cooper: Wet Hot American Summer

Bradley Cooper: Wet Hot American Summer
Bradley Cooper made his film debut alongside Amy Poehler in the cult classic Wet Hot American Summer.

5. Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton
Actor Michael Keaton on the red carpet. He's perhaps most famous for portraying Batman in two Tim Burton films.

6. Michael Keaton: Mister Rogers/Night Shift

Michael Keaton: Mister Rogers/Night Shift
Keaton first appeared on camera on the classic children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in 1975. His big break came seven years later when he starred alongside Henry Winkler in Night Shift.

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