7 Movie Stars Who Began Their Careers In Porn

If the common consensus is to be believed, most porn stars are wannabe film actors driven to desperation. This may...

Alex Leadbeater

Editorial Team

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If the common consensus is to be believed, most porn stars are wannabe film actors driven to desperation. This may be true to some degree, but given that Yahoo! Answers is brimming with people asking how to get into the industry, it seems that many people are drawn to a life of sex, drugs, sex, perving and… more sex.

No matter how the actors got into it, as the porn industry has an age cap of about twenty five, many of its performers will eventually be forced to find a new pursuit. An obvious (and lucrative) direction is towards mainstream cinema, filling the roles others wouldn’t touch; films from Blade to Drive (and obviously Boogie Nights) have brought in real adult movie stars to play their background strippers. Some, however, can actually make the jump into regular acting proper.

Game Of Thrones, with its high boob count, has attracted these actresses to play the leagues of prostitutes, but this isn’t a new trend in cinema. Over the years some major stars and otherwise memorable actors have come from a life of filmed sex, 7 of which we highlight here today…

 

Dishonourable Mention – Tom Sizemore (Among Others) Went The Other Way Round

Sizemore

A few actors (particularly those who start out as children) have ended up doing this backwards and ended up in the porn industry after an initial flirt with Hollywood. But few did it as raucous as Tom Sizemore.

A rising star through the nineties, Sizemore looked like he’d made it when he nabbed the role of Horvath in Saving Private Ryan, but a long standing drug problem got in the way, leading to multiple run-ins with the police, a string of poor movies and a flirtation with pornography. At his lowest ebb he released his own sex tapes, much to everyone’s ambivalence (and terror).