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Seth Rogen's first ever line from his first ever movie is one for the ages
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Seth Rogen's first ever line from his first ever movie is one for the ages

The star's first role was in Donnie Darko back in 2001

Seth Rogen has become a household name thanks to his appearances in Knocked Up, The Green Hornet, and Pineapple Express, not to mention co-writing and starring in Superbad. But years before he made it big he had a minor role in Donnie Darko where he had a rather memorable first line of dialogue.

The 40-year-old actor started his career as a stand up comedian, before being cast in Judd Apatow's series Freaks and Geeks in 1999. You can see Rogen in his first movie role here:

He didn’t make his way to the big screen until 2001 with a very small role in psychological thriller Donnie Darko, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal as the titular character.

Rogen, who was a teenager at the time, played a character called ​​Ricky Danforth and through the character uttered his first ever line in a feature film: “I like your boobs.”

In an interview with Collider back in 2007, Rogen said making the flick had been a ‘great experience’ even if he didn’t fully understand what it was actually about.

He said: “It was a great experience; I didn’t get it back then, and still don’t, but I had a good time… We kind of torment Jake Gyllenhaal and [Jena] Malone’s characters throughout.

The actor had a very small role in Donnie Darko back in 2001.
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"And then at the end, I throw Jena Malone out in the road where she gets hit by a car; it’s kind of not that big of a role."

As well as being Rogen’s first taste of the silver screen, Donnie Darko was also one of Gyllenhaal’s first movies before he made it big in Hollywood.

In an interview with Wired, Rogen joked: “It was my first film role, yeah.

"I worked with Jake Gyllenhaal… It was one of his first films, and I remember thinking, ‘this guy is going to be much more successful than me.’ And I was right.”

Rogen went on to have an impressive career.
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Of course, Rogen was being pretty modest when he made that joke as he’s gone on to have a varied and impressive career, alongside his well-known comedy acting, he’s also landed more serious roles in Steve Jobs and The Fabelmans.

Most recently, it was announced he’d be voicing Donkey Kong in the upcoming The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Fans were given their first look - or should I say listen - of the footage in a trailer that landed earlier this week.

In the new 30-second trailer we got to see Mario’s confrontation with Donkey Kong and heard Rogen’s very recognisable giggle.

Topics: Film and TV, Seth Rogen, Celebrity