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In the latest episode of the Breakout Role Podcast, Luke and Jess look at a more recent success story, that, in a personal attack on Luke as he pushes 30, was also 9 years ago…It’s Attack the Block! Joe Cornish’s cult hit sci-fi story of a group of London kids taking on vicious aliens in their block of flats.

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In the latest episode of the Breakout Role Podcast, Luke and Jessica take a different approach, looking at a trio of early films from the early years of Amy Adams’ career. From the dispiriting, reductive and embarrassing Cruel Intentions 2 and the grind of a Hollywood machine that almost led Adams to quit acting altogether, to the freedom of indie drama Junebug, Oscar success but overall underappreciation, to finally launching into the mainstream (and reviving Disney?) in Enchanted, Adams’ strive to breakout is a fascinating journey through the boxes actresses get forced into by Hollywood and the drive it takes to work ones way out of them.

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In the latest episode of the Breakout Role Podcast, Luke and Jess are joined by their first ever guest star, Luke’s girlfriend Grace Tiernan, to watch Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, and have a good chat about young Winona Ryder’s #WinonaRyderBreakout.

During a long career in Hollywood, Winona Ryder has braved bullying, media scrutiny, Hollywood hypocrisy and more, and come through a difficult period in her career to find acclaim on Netflix’s Stranger Things. As a teenager, Winona was thrust into the spotlight playing goth girl Lydia in Burton’s ghoulish comedy. But was Beetlejuice a breakout or a fakeout for Winona? Listen in as Luke, Jess and Grace find out!

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In the latest episode of the Breakout Role Podcast, Luke and Jess watch Robert Rodriguez’ follow-up to El Mariachi, Desperado, featuring the first starring role in Hollywood for Salma Hayek! #SalmaHayekBreakout

In her time in America, Salma Hayek has overcome stereotypes and stood up to sexism in the industry. From her turn in Desperado onwards, her chemistry with other actors and her ability to bring characters alive stood out. Was this a breakout or a fakeout for Salma? Listen in as Luke and Jess find out!

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In the latest episode of the Breakout Role Podcast, Luke and Jess watch 1983’s BMX Bandits, the first starring role of Nicole Kidman! #NicoleKidmanBreakout

Just 16 at the time this extended bicycle advert was made, Nicole vies for screentime against the stilted comedic stylings of the BMX Bandits, Goose and PJ. What is a powderpuff? Why do kids movies act like criminals are nothing to be afraid of? Was this extended bicycle advertisement a breakout or a fakeout for Nicole Kidman? Listen in and find out!

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Introducing…The Breakout Role Podcast!

Cinema-mad siblings Jess and Luke play judge, jury and executioner as they look back at the breakout, first leading roles of Hollywood Icons. From stunning debuts to the secrets actors thought long since buried, they decide were these first stabs at stardom worthy of a breakout, or were they more of a fakeout?

In the first official episode of The Breakout Role Podcast, it’s #NicCageBreakout, taking in Nicolas Cage’s debut in the 1983 teen romcom, Valley Girl!

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