Delete Bin Beginnings: 15 Hollywood Players Who Got Their Start In Direct-To-Video Movies

Leonardo DiCaprio PF WENN

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Everybody’s gotta start somewhere in Hollywood and direct-to-video films are as good a place as any. As these low-budget, studio financed films are designed specifically for home video distribution, direct-to-video films are almost always second-rate. This delete bin of cinema is not unlike fast food dining, promising disposable entertainment at the price of a DVD rental. You get what you pay for and the people who work on the films garner experience that will hopefully led them bigger and better things. With this in mind, here are 15 major actors and filmmakers who started their career in the cinematic equivalent of Burger King.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams PF WENN

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Most cinema goers who were around during the 90s remember Cruel Intentions. The film loosely remade Dangerous Liaisons within a prep-school setting and featured steamy performances from Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar. While the film garnered a cult following, it could not keep the sequel, Cruel Intentions 2, from going straight-to-video. In an innovative (ifconfusing) touch, the sequel was in fact a prequel to Cruel Intentions and featured an up-and-comer by the name Amy Adams playing Sarah Michelle Gellar’s old character.

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