Hunter McCracken and Elizabeth Olsen inspire a look at best-ever first-timers
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In Contention's Top 10 Debut Performances of All Time
Hunter McCracken and Elizabeth Olsen (left) give amazing performances in "The Tree of Life" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene" respectively this year. And in each case, it was their first at-bat. We use the occasion to look at the best debut performances ever. Actors that made the cut include Tatum O'Neal, Edward Norton and Natalie Portman. Continue reading to see where your favorites ranked and feel free to join the discussion at In Contention.