10 Celebrities, Who Became Actors By Chance

Jennifer Lawrence


It’s very hard to become a star in Hollywood: only a few talented people manage to become famous and rich, while the others remain unnoticed till the end of their career. However, there are celebrities, who managed to do impossible: become famous actors without too much effort. Here is the list of 10 actors, who rose to fame by chance:

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Initially, the star of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and many other successful movies didn’t plan to become an actor. He left school at 15 in order to play in several music bands. Later, he got married and moved to Los Angeles to proceed with his musical career. In Los Angeles, Depp got acquainted with Nicholas Cage, who recommended him to try his hand at acting. In order to earn some money, he agreed to go to the audition for “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. To his surprise, Johnny Depp got a role in that movie and decided to continue his acting career.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

The fame found 16 year old Rosario unexpectedly. Once, she was sitting on the porch of her house and was noticed by passers-by, photographer Larry Clark and future director and producer Harmony Korine. At that time, they developed the screenplay for Clark’s directorial debut and decided that Dawson was the ideal candidate for the role in the movie. Thus, the actress got her first role even without leaving her home.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

At the age of 19, Channing Tatum had to earn his leaving by dancing striptease in one of the Los Angeles night clubs. Once, Tatum went to Miami and was noticed by model scouts. The career of model led him to the silver screen.

Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly

Like many other actresses, Evangeline Lilly came to cinema from the podium. Initially, Lilly didn’t consider the career of both model and actress. The scouts of the modeling agency met her in the street and she agreed to their offer in order to earn money to pay for her education at college. Later, she took part in several commercials and had some small TV roles before getting her breakthrough role in “Lost”.

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

The star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Bones” wasn’t going to be an actor and had never thought that his career would start during his walk with the dog. One of David’s neighbors was a friend of the Buffy’s screenwriter and knew that they were seeking for a handsome guy for the role of Angel. Having seen David walking with his dog, the man offered him to visit the audition.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron dreamt about becoming a dancer. However, she had to forget about dancing after a serious knee injury. Her acting career started at a bank. Charlize started a scandal after the refusal of the bank employee to cash her check. That scene was watched by talent agent John Crosby, who gave her his business card and offered to come to an audition.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Though Mel Gibson studied at the acting school, he didn’t plan to be an actor. He came to the audition for “Mad Max” just because he drove his friend there. Gibson wasn’t ready for the audition and had various injuries after a fight in the bar. However, the movie’s director offered him to come in three weeks. When the actor came, he was immediately approved for the main role.

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel wanted to become a professional model after being noticed by model scouts at a shopping mall. However, being a student, the girl needed more stable work and decided to try her hand at acting. Bledel came to the audition for “Gilmore Girls” just to get some experience, but didn’t think that she would get one of the leading roles.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar didn’t even manage to think over what profession to choose. She was noticed by agents at the age of four and since then, her acting career started to develop very fast. Thus, the actress didn’t even have a chance to consider other variants of occupation.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

One the highest-paid actresses of Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence managed to win Oscar and star in several huge projects by the age of 26. At the age of 14, she was offered to work as model, but Jennifer didn’t like that work, while the show business atmosphere turned out to be to her taste. After that, Lawrence decided to become an actress.

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