Avengers Assemble!

avengersThis weekend The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the highly anticipated next installment in Marvel’s blockbuster superhero movies, hits theaters. Unlike many superhero movies that focus on the origin story of one particular hero, The Avengers brings together a massive cast of actors and actresses. Some of the actors, like Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Downey Jr, are well-known veterans of film, while others, like Elizabeth Olsen, are relative newcomers not only to the Marvel universe, but to Hollywood.

But one thing all of these actors and actresses have in common is talent and charisma. Below, I have compiled a list of some of the moves and TV shows this group has done outside their work as Marvel superheroes. If you can’t make it to the movies this weekend to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron, or you just want to see what your favorite superhero does in his or her downtime, check out some of these other titles!

Paul Bettany (Jarvis/Vision) A Beautiful Mind; A Knight’s Tale; Inkheart; Master & Commander: The Far Side of The World

Don Cheadle (James Rhodes/War Machine)Crash; Flight; Hotel Rwanda; House of Lies; Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve & Thirteen; Traffic

Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man)Chef; Home for the Holidays; The Judge; Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America)Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer; The Losers; Snowpiercer; Sunshine; TMNT; What’s Your Number?

Chris Hemsworth (Thor)Blackhat; The Cabin in the Woods; Red Dawn; Rush; Snow White & The Huntsman

Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) Django Unchained; The Incredibles; Jurassic Park; Pulp Fiction; Stars Wars Episodes I, II, III; S.W.A.T.

Scarlet Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow)Don Jon; Girl with a Pearl Earring; Her; Lost in Translation; Lucy; The Prestige; Vicky Cristina Barcelona; We Bought a Zoo

Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon)The Adjustment Bureau; The Hurt Locker; Man on a Ledge; Pain & Gain; Real Steel; Runner Runner; We Are MarshallWhat's Your Number?

Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch)Godzilla; Martha Marcy May Marlene; Very Good Girls

Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye) American Hustle; The Bourne Legacy; Hansel & Gretel; The Hurt Locker; Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal; S.W.A.T.; The Town

Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk)13 Going on 30; Begin Again; Foxcatcher; The Kids Are All Right; The Normal Heart; Now You See Me

Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill)Delivery Man; How I Met Your Mother; Safe Haven

James Spader (Ultron) The Blacklist; Boston Legal; Lincoln; Pretty in Pink; Stargate

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) Albert Nobbs; Anna Karenina; Godzilla; Kick-Ass; Savages

Directed by: Joss Whedon Angel; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Dollhouse; Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog; Firefly; Much Ado About Nothing; Serenity

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