[PHOTOS] Sam Heughan’s Top 10 secret pre-‘Outlander’ performances include Batman, Alexander the Great …

It’s hard to believe that just three years ago, “Outlander” heartthrob Sam Heughan was just another working actor going from job to job. Before he became known around the world as Jamie Fraser, Heughan appeared in many other projects — some well-known and others rather obscure. Click through our photo gallery above highlighting Heughan’s Top 10 secret pre-“Outlander” roles.

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Heughan has spoken of how he auditioned several times for “Game of Thrones” to play various characters, getting close to being cast as Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) and Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones). Everything changed for Heughan when the Starz network announced an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s book series “Outlander.”

Critics’ Choice TV Awards nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘Outlander’ lead

“Outlander” tells the story of Claire (Caitriona Balfe), a nurse during WWII who is mysteriously sent back to the 18th century. Heughan, who now has a legion of loyal fans around the world, plays her love interest Jamie. Season 2 of the show began with Heughan and Balfe’s characters relocating to France and doubled the drama as they tried to rewrite Scotland’s history.

[WATCH] ‘Outlander’: Will Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies be embraced by Golden Globes?

To the dismay of loyal fans, Heughan and “Outlander,”  were snubbed at this year’s Emmy Awards. But last week, he scored his first major television award nomination with a bid for Best Drama Actor at the Critics’ Choice Awards. In honor of this nomination, take a look through our gallery above of Heughan’s 10 most obscure roles, pre-“Outlander.”

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