7 Celebrities Who Accidentally Became Famous

People
11 months ago

It’s hard to believe that Jason Statham used to be on Britain’s National Diving Squad, and Charlize Theron got noticed because of her quick temper. These 7 celebrities would have probably laughed if we had told them that they would be incredibly rich and famous. Nevertheless, here they are, with lots of fans and amazing stories to tell.

1. Charlize Theron

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Once Charlize was trying to cash a check her mother had sent her, but a bank teller refused to do it since she had an issue with her citizenship. Charlize started arguing with the cashier, trying to convince him to give her the money.

The commotion caught the attention of John Crosby, a talent agent looking for future stars. He was impressed by the 19-year-old girl’s determination and gave her his business card. He even cashed the check for her himself.

2. Ashton Kutcher

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Ashton didn’t think about becoming an actor. After graduating from high school he entered the University of Iowa to study biochemical engineering. Later, he decided to try himself in modeling and signed up for an International Modeling & Talent Association (IMTA) competition. He even modeled for Calvin Klein.

3. Channing Tatum

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Channing used to work different jobs. He was a mortgage broker, a model, a dancer, and even worked at a doggy daycare. The actor was noticed and advised to pursue a career in modeling, which he did. Shortly afterward, Channing quickly captured people’s hearts, and now we see him on the big screen.

4. Natalie Portman

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Natalie was eating pizza in a pizzeria after a dance class. Suddenly, an agent approached her and asked her to star in a photo shoot. At that time, she was only 12 years old. She got noticed, and instead of dancing on Broadway, as she had hoped, she started acting.

5. Jason Statham

Jason Statham has always been an athletic guy. He spent 12 years diving competitively for Britain’s National Diving Squad and to make some cash, he sold perfume and jewelry on the streets. But one day, an agent of a sports modeling agency saw him working out at the gym and offered him a modeling job.

6. Harrison Ford

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Ford had 2 young sons at home and needed a more stable income. He started using his carpentry skills to make ends meet. One day, while he was fixing a door for Fred Roos, one of the Star Wars directors, Roos noticed him and was impressed by his appearance. He later got Ford an audition with George Lucas.

7. Marilyn Monroe

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When Marilyn (whose real name is Norma Jean) was 18, she worked folding parachutes at the Radioplane Aircraft plant in Burbank, California. One day, a photographer was taking pictures of the women working there, and he couldn’t help but notice Norma Jean’s charm and kept taking pictures of her. She later started a modeling career and signed her first movie contract.

Now that you’ve seen celebs who accidentally got their fame, check out what these stars looked like in their first roles, some of them are unrecognizable. If you’d like to delve even deeper into the world of stardom, here’s an article about celebs who studied medicine. Additionally, get to know celebs a bit better with this article, where users share stories of how they dated famous people.

For beauty lovers out there, we have some curious reads too — here you’ll find make-up-free selfies of celebs who are over 50 and here we disclosed the secrets they use to look flawless in selfies.

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