From a bar fight to a walk with the dog: 10 coincidences that helped these stars start their careersBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/from-a-bar-fight-to-a-walk-with-the-dog-10-coincidences-that-helped-these-stars-start-their-careers
Conquering Hollywood and becoming famous all over the world is not an easy task. But some actors and actresses, whom today we regularly see in our favorite movies and TV series, did not even set such a goal for themselves. They just got lucky!
Which celebrities have achieved success quite by accident, read in our material.
In his youth, Channing Tatum did not even think about becoming an actor. The guy received a football scholarship to the college of Alabama, but he did not stay there for a long time, as he had to earn a living himself. To do this, Tatum chose a rather unusual profession — he got a job as a stripper in one of the nightclubs in Los Angeles.
Soon the young man realized that with his body it is possible to achieve success in the modeling field, so he went to Miami, where he was spotted right on the street by scouts of an agency.
After that, fashion shows, photo shoots for famous glossy magazines and shooting in commercials began. Soon, the directors paid attention to the promising guy and offered him a cameo role in the TV series "C. S. I.: Miami Crime Scene".
The success story of Charlize Theron began at the age of 19 with her moving from South Africa to Los Angeles at the insistence of her mother. But then the girl did not even think about becoming a celebrity. The future star just wanted to earn some money. Therefore, when the bank once told her that they could not cash the check, Charlize made a real scandal, because every penny was precious to her.
It was at this moment that she was noticed by agent John Crossby, who represented the interests of such celebrities as Rene Russo and John Hurt. The agent helped Charlize solve the problem with money, and then sent her to acting courses and introduced her to some casting agencies. As a result, 8 months after arriving in Los Angeles, she managed to get a role without words in a 3-second episode in the film "Children of Corn 3: City Harvest". This was the beginning of her career.
The star of the films "Clerks 2" and "Amazon Treasure" caught the eye of photographer Larry Clark and his young assistant Harmony Korin when she was sitting on the porch of her house. Then Korin was just writing the script for the film" Kids", which became the directorial debut of Larry Clark. When he saw 16-year-old Rosario Dawson, he thought that she would be perfect for the role of Ruby. And so it turned out.
In the future, Dawson starred in a wide variety of films ranging from cheap films of independent directors, ending with high-budget blockbusters.
The winner of two Oscars got his star chance after... a fight in a bar. Although, while living in Sydney, Gibson tried to make some steps in the theatrical field, the real success came to him completely by accident. A friend of Gibson asked to give him a lift to the audition, where, according to him, they had to choose an actor to shoot in "some cool movie".
When they arrived at the site, the director immediately drew attention to Gibson, who was beaten and had not yet had time to move away from the night's drinking. His face was perfectly suited to convey the hopelessness of the world described in the script. So Mel got a role in the movie "Mad Max", which later became his calling card.
Already at the age of 10, Natalie Portman had an amazing appearance. Therefore, when a scout of a modeling agency noticed her in a pizzeria, he simply could not pass by the girl.
The man approached the young beauty and invited her to try her hand as a model. But even as a child, the ambitious Natalie knew that she wanted to be an actress. So she answered the scout, and he in turn helped her find agents who paved her way to the world of cinema.
In his youth, the star of "Pirates of the Caribbean" did not even suspect that he would become a popular actor. Johnny's dream was to build a musical career. For this, he even dropped out of school at the age of 16 and joined the group" Kids " (The Kids), which performed in nightclubs in Florida. He was also a member of the collective "R".
At the age of 20, Johnny married makeup artist Lori Ann Ellison, who introduced him to Nicolas Cage. The actor considered Depp's great potential, so he persuaded him to audition for a role in the film "A Nightmare on Elm Street".
In her youth, Pamela Anderson was an incredible beauty, so wherever she went, everyone paid attention to her. This happened at a football match. The camera captured the girl in close-up and showed it on local television.
Thanks to this, she was noticed by representatives of the brewing company, who offered her an advertising contract. Four years later, Pamela managed to get on the cover of Playboy magazine. And a few years later, the girl was offered a role in the TV series "Rescuers of Malibu", after which she was called one of the sex symbols of the United States.
Unlike many of the heroes of our review, Harrison Ford has had a dream to become an actor since childhood. For this reason, he moved to California as a young man, but soon realized that he could not break into the cinema. Then Ford accepted his failure and got a job as a carpenter.
Once he was engaged in woodwork at the film studio where George Lucas was conducting auditions for"Star Wars". The director noticed a young man with an outstanding appearance and invited him to try out for the role of Han Solo.
David Boreanaz, familiar to viewers from the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bones", never dreamed of fame and success. And even more so, the future actor did not even imagine that his career could begin with... walking with a dog.
It was at this moment that he was noticed by a neighbor who was a friend of the screenwriter of "Buffy" Marty Noxon. The man knew that the showrunners of the project were just looking for a person for the role of an Angel, and it seemed to him that Boreanaz was perfect for her.
Fans of Statham (or Statham, as you prefer) know that in his youth he was quite a successful athlete. The guy was a member of the British national diving team and even participated in the Olympic Games. But as Jason himself later admitted, sports was more of a hobby for him. He earned his living by selling perfumes and jewelry on the streets of London.
It was during the trade that an employee of a modeling agency noticed him and invited him to take part in the Tommy Hilfiger advertising campaign. After working for some time as a model, Statham met director Guy Ritchie, who immediately realized that he was ideally suited for the role of "Bacon" in the film "Cards, Money, two barrels".