03/11/2016 14:46 GMT

These A-List Stars All Made Their Big Screen Debut 20 Years Ago In 1996...

Many breakout stars of 1996 have chosen the indie route.

Twenty years - gone in a flash. 

If you’re feeling a bit creaky in this cold weather, this flashback catalogue probably won’t help. It turns out all these A-list stars made their big screen debut in the same year, exactly two decades ago.

While some of the breakout talents of 1996 have gone onto Oscar nominations and other plaudits, for many, that particular year appears to have heralded a more indie route.

How easy was it to spot a star in the making, and how many can you instantly recognise? We look back...  

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And it was all happening off the screen, too. Meanwhile...