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Stars who took the Leap from TV Sitcoms to the Big Screen.

"A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

A beginning weather huge or relatively small, is prerequisite to a 'larger than life' success story. Success is sweet, but the voyage is not a bed of roses. Along the way, it requires judicious hard work, courage to take risks, strength to face failures and rejections and above all, it demands patience.

These stars started off slow and steady in their life but that never deter them to 'Dream Big'. They never lost faith and continued working hard with focus, determination and a newly-found passion. 

Follow to know that your favorite movie stars have steered their way through TV sitcom roles.   

Stars who took the Leap from TV Sitcoms to the Big Screen.

Stars who took the Leap from TV Sitcoms to the Big Screen.

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George Clooney

George Clooney

George Clooney started his acting career in 1978, but rose to fame with his appreciated role as Dr. Dough Ross on a medical drama called 'ER. Not only this, he has many television series to his name.' While working on television, he grabbed a variety of roles in block-buster movies. After achieving immense success, he started his career as a director. He is the only person to be nominated in six different categories for Academy Awards. George Clooney is such a heartthrob, that his female fan following all these years has only increased.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey started his acting career with stand-up comedy shows. He moved to Hollywood at started performing at The Comedy Store and in year 1982 he was first featured in a stand-up comedy show called 'An Evening at the Improv.' And since then he saw graph that was always rising and he won hearts of millions of people with his perfect timing and unparalleled skills.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio, steered his way in acting career through commercials. At the age of 14, he got his first break in a series based on the movie called parenthood. He is very well known for his roles in 'Santa Barbara' and sitcom 'Growing Pains' in early 1990's. His first movie break was This Boy's Life in 1993 and since then there was no stopping him.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks worked in ABC Television series called Bosom Buddies. It ran for two seasons, but never was popular. Tom was determined to be a 'Big-screen' actor. He worked in many low-budget movies, before landing up in this series. His first big break was in the movie called, 'Splash' in year 1984. Since then he received many major roles and he is a supposedly an unmatched superstar!

Will Smith

Will Smith

Will Smith started his career as a rapper in the name 'Fresh Prince.' He along with a childhood friend and rapper received the first Grammy in Rap Category in 1988. But he rose to prominence with the sitcom 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', which revolved around him. It ran for six years and was a success. Since then, will got many mainstream roles and continues to be a heartthrob and inspiration to many young aspirants.

John Travolta

John Travolta

John Travolta is an established actor, singer and dancer. John started his career as a singer in a touring musical company called 'Grease'. He then moved to LA to pursue acting and his first television series was 'Emergency' in 1972. He rose to fame with his role as Vinnie Barbarino in the loved sitcom' Welcome Back, Kotter'.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is regarded as one the 'Greatest Movie stars'. He rose to success with his role in the television series called '21Jump Street', that made him the 'teen idol'. Since then, he had been working on many challenging roles and it is unimportant to specify the enigma of his acting skills. He is now a successful actor, musician and producer.

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan started his acting career with many stage plays. He was always a breath taking actor and was immensely appreciated. His stage plays brought him laurels and he was cast in a mini television series called 'Manions of America.' By now he was a sensation and got another leading role in a romantic television drama called 'Remington Steele.' His dashing personality and prolific acting skills made brought him classic roles of James bond and many other mainstream roles.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Robin Williams, rose to fame with his outstanding role as Mork in TV series called 'Mork & Mindy'. He was blessed with an incredible sense of timing and wit. He aspired to be a stand-up comedian and a mainstream actor. He successfully achieved everything in his life and continues to reside in our hearts forever.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Loved for her incredible role as 'Rachel' in a TV series called 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S', Jennifer took a leap for a very successful movie career. She featured in many romantic comedy films including 'The Bruce Almighty', 'We're the Millers' and many others. After four failed television drama series, she was determined and did not loose hope. That is when 'Rachel Greene' came her way. All these stars have faced rejections and rose from scale to scale. But all this time they kept faith and continued working hard. Share with friends, their incredible journeys from sitcoms to the Big Screen.

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