RANKED! Our 20 Favorite Breakthrough Actors and Actresses of the Last 20 Years

Many actors and actresses have “broken through” over the last two decades. A lot of their success has been due to good decision-making when choosing a potential breakthrough role. Take Chris Pratt, who was always low-key popular in Parks and Recreation but achieved some serious fame after Guardians of the Galaxy was released (Marvel and Disney being a lightning rod for fame). Kristen Wiig was popular on SNL but hit superstardom after the release of Bridesmaids. In honor of instant success, here are our top 20 stars whose careers catapulted them to celebrity status over the last 20 years.

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