Everyone’s had their awkward phase, including celebrities and actors. Unfortunately, many actors have their chubby cheeks committed to film and replayed for years to come, and not just on home movies like the rest of us.
Gawker went to the trouble of unearthing early acting footage of this year’s crop of Oscar-nominated actors. Some found greatness early on, but others were painfully awkward in their first performances.
Watch a few of our favorites above, and head over to Gawker to view the rest of them.