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30 Famous Actors Who Starred on Soap Operas (Including Oscar Winners & the First Actor to Play a Gay Teen on Daytime TV)

Soap operas are renowned for their drama and constantly twisting stories. But did you know that they are also a breeding ground for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars?

So many A-list actors have brought characters to life on some of the most beloved sudsers over the years.

For many of them, it was near the start of their career. Some of them made history in their role on the soap opera – like the actor who played the first openly gay teen on daytime TV. Others have gone on to find incredible success in blockbusters.

We did some digging and were able to round up 30 examples of famed actors who have starred on soap operas.

There are a few Oscar winners on this list, several musicians and, overall, a couple of big surprises!

Scroll through the slideshow to see who all made the list…

The Richest 'Titanic' Stars, Ranked From Lowest to Highest Net Worth

Titanic is a cinematic masterpiece.

The Academy Award-winning James Cameron-directed 1997 film is a fictionalized love story set during the real-life sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1912.

The movie has gone to live on as a permanent part of pop culture, still often referenced in popular media. And the many stars of the film have gone on to enjoy incredible careers ever since, amassing an impressive amount of wealth along the way.

We’ve rounded up the main Titanic cast, and ranked them according to estimated net worth.

Find out who are the richest stars of Titanic…

Abby Ryder Fortson is Front & Center in New 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' Poster

A new poster for the upcoming movie Are You God? It’s Me, Margaret has been released.

Abby Ryder Fortson is front and center in the poster for the upcoming movie adaption of Judy Blume’s classic and groundbreaking novel of the same name.

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »

Judy Blume's Book 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' Is Now a Movie - See the Trailer Starring Rachel McAdams!

The debut trailer for the movie Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. has arrived!

In Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation of Judy Blume’s classic and groundbreaking novel “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets. The film also stars Benny Safdie and is written for the screen and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig.

Watch the trailer inside…More Here! »

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'Titanic' Trailer & Poster Revealed for Theatrical Re-Release - Watch Now!

Titanic is being re-released in theaters for the film’s 25th anniversary and the brand new poster and trailer have been revealed!

The 1997 film won 11 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director for James Cameron, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects.

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John Cena & Kathy Bates to Star in Political Thriller 'The Independent' Alongside Brian Cox & Jodie Turner-Smith

John Cena and Kathy Bates are teaming up for a new movie!

According to Deadline, the Misery actress and the F9 star have joined the cast of the new political thriller The Independent.

The movie also stars Jodie Turner-Smith and Brian Cox.

Click inside to find out what the movie is about…More Here! »

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Macaulay Culkin's 'AHS' Character Has 'Crazy, Erotic Sex' with Kathy Bates

Here’s a detail we didn’t expect to hear today: Macaulay Culkin‘s American Horror Story character is going to have crazy, erotic sex with Kathy Bates‘ character for the upcoming season.

“I have always loved Macaulay Culkin‘s work,” showrunner Ryan Murphy told E! News. “I loved everything that he’s done, I love the stuff he did in Home Alone, I also loved the sort of the older, more recent stuff that he did. And he hasn’t worked in a while.”

“So, I have this very, very great insane part. And I asked to speak to him on the phone and he said OK,” he continued. “[When] I cast, I never let people read things, usually. I said, ‘OK, here’s the pitch.’ And I told them the character and I told him he has crazy, erotic sex with Kathy Bates and does other things. And he paused and he goes, ‘This sounds like the role I was born to play.’ So, he signed up right then and there.”

Kathy, 71, is a regular on American Horror Story, while this will be 31-year-old Macaulay‘s first stint on the show. The season’s theme has not been announced yet, but the core cast has!