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The 15 Most Unlikely TV Actors-Turned-Movie Stars

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From Goldie Hawn to Jennifer Aniston, we've frequently seen our favorite TV stars grow up before our eyes and become world-famous after transitioning to film.

Some are simply destined for stardom. But there's another class of actors who, while always talented, weren't exactly predicted to do big things.

Click ahead to see which famous actors emerged from humble beginnings.

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Aaron Paul went from "Big Love" and "Breaking Bad" to trying take over the box office with this weekend's "Need For Speed."

Not even Breaking Bad's most hardcore fans could've predicted Aaron Paul would become such a major star when the series first debuted in 2007.

He was just the skinny white kid from Big Love in wankster apparel. But Paul grew into the actor he is today on the show and, by the final episode, it was clear he had a serious future.



Jennifer Lawrence went from "The Bill Engvall Show" to back-to-back Oscar nominations.

At the time, it appeared The Bill Engvall Show would be sucked into oblivion upon cancellation, but something strange happened. The girl who played Engvall's daughter became one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood.

Credit Lawrence for choosing the path less taken. She won a demanding role as Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone a year after Engvall ended and earned her first Oscar nomination. Two more would follow, including a win for Silver Linings Playbook.



Before Michelle Williams starred in "Blue Valentine" and "Oz The Great And Powerful," she was part of the "Dawson's Creek" cast.

It's next to impossible to break the typecasting mold after appearing on a show like Dawson's Creek (just ask James Van Der Beek).

But Williams did it more successfully than any other actor. Katie Holmes was the one everyone would've picked to be a star, but it was Dawson's other love who would go on to win three Oscar nominations.



See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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