8 Stars Who Were Known For Huge Movie Roles Before Their Own YA Hits

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Although it may be hard to believe, many of our favorite YA stars of today were actually pretty well-known BEFORE the recent wave of young adult books-turned-movies! Meaning that even without our beloved hits like The Hunger Games and Twilight, we might still be obsessing over stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Robert Pattinson. Because they ALREADY made major breakthroughs in the film industry!

While some YA stars may have been known for their television roles first, these stars went straight to Hollywood and starred on the big-screen years before their popular YA books-turned-movies may have even been written. We guess it was just meant to be, right?!

Here are the actors and actresses who got their start in HUGE movie roles long before we knew them as our favorite book characters: