Angelina Jolie, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and Josh Duhamel: Before They Were Famous They Were Music Video Extras (PHOTOS)

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Today, they are some of biggest names in Hollywood. But before they were hitting the red carpet, they were dancing in the dark, challenging Michael Jackson to a street fights and stripping for the Stones as music video extras.

Everyone from Angelina Jolie to Wesley Snipes and at least two of the cast of Friends found themselves taking bit parts as they waited for their big breaks.

While one extra role got a celebrity her ticket to movie stardom, for many others, it would be years before they made the big time following their musical debuts.

So what did the stars have to do to make ends meet?

Alicia Silverstone was the big winner in the music video stakes, with the Clueless actress having Steven Tyler and Aerosmith to thank for landing her the role in the teen movie that made her a mega-star.

Silverstone became known as the “Aerosmith chick,” appearing in three videos for the band, including “Cryin” — which also features Lost actor Josh Holloway — “Amazing” and “Crazy.” After seeing Silverstone’s performance in the videos, it is said that director Amy Heckerling cast her in Clueless.

Granted, while rocking out with the Rolling Stones did not land Jolie any movie roles, it certainly gave her a chance to show off her offbeat sexy ways.

Playing a stripper and frontman Mike Jagger’s love interest, a short-haired Jolie stood out in the band’s 1997 hit “Anybody Seen My Baby?”.

Josh Duhamel did not get as much attention for his extra role in Christina Aguilera’s debut “Genie in a Bottle”; Duhamel — who is currently filming Safe House — is in the song for just a few seconds. (As they say, make every second count.)

Two members of the cast of Friends found themselves featuring much more heavily in the music vids they were cast in.

Matt LeBlanc starred in not one, but two clips — Bon Jovi’s “Miracle” and Alanis Morissette’s “Walk Away” — and co-star Courtney Cox became the envy of thousands of girls in the eighties when Bruce Springsteen picked her out of the crowd to dance with him in “Dancing in the Dark”.

There was not as much dancing involved for Snipes in his role in the late Michael Jackson’s iconic “Bad,” however.

Snipes, who normally is a butt-kicking bad dude in his films, found himself being chased off by a dancing MJ when the pair clashed in a street fight.

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