15 Celebs Who Got Their Start in Horror Flicks

Some may surprise you

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 27, 2013 7:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – Gather up some vintage horror movies to watch this Halloween, and you may just be surprised by a familiar face. Wired rounds up 30 celebrities who got their start in horror movies. A sampling:

  • Jon Stewart: The Faculty, 1998
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, 1998
  • Renee Zellweger: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, 1994
  • George Clooney: Return to Horror High, 1987
  • Ben Affleck: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1992
  • Charlize Theron: Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, 1995
  • Matthew McConaughey: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, 1994

  • Johnny Depp: A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984
  • Naomi Watts: Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering, 1996
  • Viggo Mortensen: Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, 1990
  • Paul Rudd: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, 1995
  • Mila Kunis: American Psycho II: All American Girl, 2002
  • Keira Knightley: The Hole, 2001
  • Michelle Williams: Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, 1995
  • Emily Mortimer: Scream 3, 2000
Click for the complete list.

Jon Stewart: 'The Faculty,' 1998   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 'Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,' 1998   (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)
Renee Zellweger: 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation,' 1994   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
George Clooney: 'Return to Horror High,' 1987   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Ben Affleck: 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' 1992   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Charlize Theron: 'Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest,' 1995   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Matthew McConaughey: 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation,' 1994   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Johnny Depp: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street,' 1984   (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Naomi Watts: 'Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering,' 1996   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Viggo Mortensen: 'Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3,' 1990   (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
Paul Rudd: 'Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers,' 1995   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Mila Kunis: 'American Psycho II: All American Girl,' 2002   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Keira Knightley: 'The Hole,' 2001   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Michelle Williams: 'Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,' 1995   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Emily Mortimer: 'Scream 3,' 2000   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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