Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston headline new movies; see how other small-screen standbys triumphed -- or tanked -- in first leading role at multiplex
TV Triumph: ER
Film Follow-Up: From Dusk Till Dawn
All due respect to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and Baby Talk (a.k.a. Look Who's Talking the series), but Clooney's most graceful and career-making transition from small to big screen happened in 1996. Dr. Doug Ross taught us he could be swoonworthy and spout pages of medical jargon but Robert Rodriguez's vamp flick proved he could be badass and carry a film, too.