05/26/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT
From C-List to Superstar
Hey, they had to start somewhere! Check out our gallery of actors such as Julia Roberts
, Harrison Ford and Halle Berry
as they set out on the road to superstardom. Also in our Summer Movies special:
•Find out what stars demand for their on-set trailers
•Learn how stars get in shape for their action roles.
The Matrix's Hugo Weaving (left) has suffered from epilepsy since age 13. (He controls it through medication.) Caustic American Idol judge Simon Cowell
has a soft side—he walks stray dogs at an animal shelter. Actress Michelle Yeoh won the 1983 Miss Malaysia pageant. Get the facts about hundreds of celebrities in our PEOPLE Profiles.
PEOPLE.com asked: Do you think the finalists in this season's American Idol
contest are better or worse than those in the first series?