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Sometimes, when you’re looking through an actor or actress’s filmography, you discover a movie you’d either forgotten they were in, or that you didn’t even realise they were in it in the first place. This happened to me earlier today when I was checking the career of Spanish actress Maribel Verdú, and was reminded that she was the “older woman” in Alfonso Cuarón’s Y tu mamá también (2001) (well, it was a while ago, and I haven’t seen the movie since it came out).


It got me thinking about other stars and the movies they’ve appeared in “back in the day”. Not their first performances, but roles where the passage of time has meant that it’s unlikely you’d remember them being in a certain movie, such as Sam Rockwell in Ridley Scott’s Matchstick Men (2003). Using this as an example of early onset Alzheimer’s, here are five stars and five movies they may or may not have appeared in.

John Goodman                            Infamous (2006)

Sandra Bullock                            Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Bradley Cooper                           Lullaby (2014)

Ryan Gosling                              Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

Kristen Wiig                               The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

All of which leads to this week’s Question of the Week:

Which star didn’t appear in which movie (and no looking it up on IMDb)?