Before They Were Stars (2-for-1 Special): Vera Farmiga and Anton Yelchin in “15 Minutes”

It’s always cool when you re-watch a movie for the first time in nearly a decade and spot two future stars pop up in the same sequence. You may remember the media satire/cop thriller 15 Minutes, which was released in 2001 and starred Robert De Niro and Edward Burns. The film gave Vera Farmiga one of her earliest major roles as a Czech girl, and during this spectacular sequence where she and Edward Burns try to escape from a burning building, they happen to cross paths with an 11-year old Anton Yelchin! You’ll see him at the 3:28 mark and his entire role consists of him crying and screaming in his native Russian. Kudos to Mr. Burns for successfully rescuing two future stars from a blazing fire.

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