Being an A-list Hollywood celebrity is one of the most popular ways to get rich and famous. However, the road to stardom is not always easy, as many celebrities first had to go through rough times before the world took notice. Moreover, it has to be considered that hundreds of thousands of people aspire to be the main star in a blockbuster film, so you have to be incredibly competitive and talented if you wanted to succeed.
For these five celebrities, it is a matter of luck and opportunity. Acting was not always the only option to success, but they eventually found their way into Hollywood acting and have since been a part of pop culture.
This might sound weird, but Matt Dillon became an actor when he skipped a class. The team behind Over The Edge was looking for a real teenager to act, and Dillon was acting like the stereotypical angsty teenager who refused to go to the class that day.
The young Matt Dillon who was at Westchester, New York was taken to the director, and the rest was history as soon as he landed that role in the 1979 film.
Before Mr. Norman Reedus became the incredible star of The Walking Dead series, he first got drunk and wore a woman's sunglasses. Someone from Hollywood took notice of him and he was then told to be part of a play.
Norman became a model for Prada, Gap, and Levi's, among others, but he had to quit when he got into a car accident back in 2005. Since then, however, his titanium eye socket and his piercing looks gave him the role of being Daryl Dixon in TWD.
Mila Kunis was a child who initially lived in Soviet Ukraine. Of course, she and her family wanted to have greener pastures, so they first had to win in the Green Card Lottery that basically allows people to go to Moscow.
Mila Kunis and her family went to Moscow and waited for about five years for another lottery.Then she was able to go to Los Angeles, California and land a role in That 70s Show.
Harrison Ford has his first big moment in cinema in a film titled Dead Heat On A Merry-Go-Round. However, the executive producer sent Mr. Ford back to acting classes for six months because of his supposedly bad performance.
Mr. Ford was not seen positively by the film crew, but his wife was pregnant, so the producer named Jerry Tokovsky told him that he could still work for a few more weeks, which was originally a 7-year contract. Eventually, Harrison Ford started being a carpenter just to make ends meet, and one of his clients introduced him to George Lucas.
Charlize Theron initially lived in South Africa, and it was a tough place to be in back then. Her father shot his wife and daughter with a shotgun, and the wife shot back. A divorce was obviously filed, and Charlize moved out to the United States.
First, Charlize took modelling and then ballet classes. She was not financially fine back then, but when she was told by her bank teller that she will not be able to check her account, Charlize started screaming and was noticed by a manager. And the rest was history.