Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock and Tom Cruise’s big breakthroughs in the ‘80s
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Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, and Johnny Depp all had big breakthroughs in the 1980s.

Their films include “The Blind Side,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

A few big stars got their start in the ’80s, and here’s where they are today.

In addition to winning two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, one Emmy Award, two BAFTAs, two SAG Awards, and many more nominations, Brad Pitt began acting in episodes of popular TV shows such as “Another World,” “Dallas,” and “21 Jump Street.”

“Interview with the Vampire,” “Se7en,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels, “Fight Club,” “Troy,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “12 Monkeys,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Moneyball” and “12 Years a Slave” followed. Pitt then appeared in “Fury,” “The Big Short,” “Ad Astra” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

He recently appeared in “The Lost City,” “Bullet Train” and “Babylon.” Clooney’s first major role was on “The Facts of Life,” and he gained further recognition on “ER” and “From Dusk Till Dawn” as Dr. Doug Ross. During his career, he has won three Golden Globes, two Academy Awards, four SAG Awards, one BAFTA, and been nominated for many others.

Later, he starred in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels, “Syriana,” “Michael Clayton,” “Up in the Air,” “Burn After Reading,” “Leatherheads,” “The Ides of March” and “The Descendents.” Later, he starred in “Tomorrowland,” “Gravity” and “Monuments Men.”

He has recently appeared in “Money Monster,” “Hail, Caesar!” “Catch-22,” “Midnight Sky,” and “Ticket to Paradise.” Following that, he starred in “Platoon,” “Cry-Baby,” “21 Jump Street,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Chocolat,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” Later he starred in “Finding Neverland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Dark Shadow,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Into the Woods” and “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Julia Roberts first broke out onto the scene as Daisy in “Mystic Pizza,” winning an Academy Award, three Golden Globes, a BAFTA and one SAG Award. He starred in “The Professor,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Puffins” and “Jeanne du Barry.” After starring in “Steel Magnolias,” “Pretty Woman” and “Sleeping with the Enemy,” she became a more well-known actress.

In addition to “Hook,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Stepmom,” “Notting Hill,” “Runaway Bride,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Valentine’s Day,” Roberts starred in “August: Osage County,” “The Normal Heart,” “Money Monster,” and “Ben Is Back.”

Her most recent films include “Homecoming,” “Gaslit,” and “Ticket to Paradise.”

With “Demolition Man,” Sandra Bullock broke into the industry following a small role in “Hangmen.” She has since won two SAG Awards and a Golden Globe for her work.

Then she starred in “Speed,” “While You Were Sleeping,” “A Time to Kill,” “Hope Floats,” “Premonition,” “Practical Magic,” “Miss Congeniality,” “Crash” and “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.” Bullock also appeared in “The Lake House,” “The Proposal,” “The Blind Side,” “Gravity” and “Our Brand Is Crisis.”