Some of the today’s Hollywood movie stars never planned to become a famous actor or actress. While working as a waiter, carpenter or part-time model, none of them dreamed that success, notoriety, and money awaits them just around the corner. Below you have a list of 9 movies stars that got into showbiz due to a fortunate turn of events. No art schools, acting classes or drama studies.
1. Jason Statham
The tough guy from Fast & Furious, Transporter or The Expendables used to sell fake jewelry and cheap perfumes. Until one day when he was noticed by a modeling agency manager who offered him a contract in an advertising campaign. From there on he started climbing the stairs of success in a fast pace.
2. Will Smith
Usually, if you get lost in a parking lot and then hit a vice president of a major movie studio with your car, you don’t get a job. Well, things were different for Will Smith. He became an actor after just doing that. We could say he just got hit by the lightning. Luck, pardon me. Or car.
3. Ashton Kutcher
Life is just like that for some of us. Not many, but some. Ashton Kutcher was approached by a stranger in a bar while he was having a beer. That stranger proposed him to start a modeling career and the rest of the story you can find it anywhere online.
4. Natalie Portman
She used to be a model before becoming an actress, so we could say that she was used to be in the spotlight. Yet, she reached celebrity only after playing in several movies like Star Wars trilogy or Black Swan.
5. Harrison Ford
Another iconic figure of the Star Wars franchise, Harrison Ford, never had plans to become an actor. Basically, George Lucas discovered him in carpentry shop where Harrison was working.
6. Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt was a waiter in a restaurant. Maybe life would have been different for him if one of his frequent customers have not been a talent manager. She noticed him and his potential so they started working together on his acting career.
7. Eva Mendes
The beautiful Cuban-American actress was first noticed by one of her neighbors. Because he was struggling to become a professional photographer and was in need of a portfolio, Eva helped him and took photo sessions for him. Seems like the right person saw these pictures, hence she got a shot at the showbiz world which she didn’t miss.
8. Clint Eastwood
During a man’s life, there are events that change your whole existence. Literally. This is Clint Eastwood’s case. After managing to survive an airplane crash he got invited to some TV shows to share his experience and ended up being cast in several movies.
9. Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal was and still is an aikido instructor. One of his class attendees became a talent manager and proposed him an acting job.
Did you ever think that it is that easy to become an actor or actress? You just have to be in the right place at the right time. And of course, you need to be talented. Seems easy, doesn’t it?! Do you know any other movie stars who got in this industry by mistake? Let us know in the comment area. Thanks!
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