An Important Ranking Of Superhero Actors’ Careers Before They Were Superheroes

07.17.15 4 years ago 15 Comments

Paul Rudd already built a worthy resume in Hollywood before becoming Ant-Man in this weekend’s newest Marvel release. But that hasn’t always been the case for actors portraying a superhero. Some have been relative unknowns before a comic book role jolted them into the mainstream. Others, like Robert Downey, Jr., were highly praised dramatic actors. Whatever their origins, they all had to start somewhere.

Here, we’ll be taking a look at the careers of actors before they became superheroes on the big screen. This list is kept to mostly actors who have had standalone films, otherwise we could do a list on just The Avengers or X-Men, and actors that have created a name for themselves outside of the genre (so, no Henry Cavill). Let’s get to ranking, starting with the least impressive pre-superhero career…

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