These 25 Hollywood Stars Became Famous Completely by Chance!
Although a good number of actors owe their fame to their talent and work ethic above everything else, many also owe their celebrity to a little help from fate. This is the case for these 15 actors and actresses, who all became stars thanks to a bit of luck.
Self-conscious because he stuttered as a child, Bruce Willis forced himself to do theatre to combat this problem. This decision then lead him to a great career!
As a carpenter at the time, Harrison Ford was changing locks in a movie studio when George Lucas noticed him.
While he was wandering down the street, Will Smith, who was a musician at the time, asked a stranger for directions. This stranger turned out to be the vice president of Warner Bros...
11-year old Natalie Portman was eating pizza in a restaurant after her piano lesson when she was spotted by a producer, who then invited her to do a photo shoot.
Evangeline Lilly, who was a stewardess before she became famous, was on her way home when a producer noticed her and approached her.
While sipping a drink in a bar, Ashton Kutcher was invited to participate in a modeling contest and decided to give it a shot. Needless to say, we don't have to tell you who won the contest!
Following a plane crash in which he survived by the skin of his teeth, Clint Eastwood was invited onto a TV news program to talk about the accident. His face immediately attracted producers.
Marilyn Monroe, an employee in a military factory, was photographed by chance for a magazine. Attracted by her beauty, producers didn't take long to contact her to offer her a role in a movie.
While selling perfume on the streets of London, Jason Statham was noticed and offered to be part of the FCUK brand's advertising campaign.
After she helped a photographer friend create a portfolio, Eva Mendes saw her photos end up in a modeling agency. The rest is history...
Before cinema, Steven Seagal was an aikido teacher. One of his students being a producer, he was invited to come and audition for a casting call.
Chris Pratt, then working as a waiter in a cafeteria, was discovered by a producer who had come to have lunch in the establishment.
While she was filling her tank at the pump, Toni Braxton started singing to pass the time. This was clearly the right thing to do, since the person behind her handed her their business card so that she could go to a casting call.
Sitting on the steps in front of a building, Rosario Dawson once caught the eye of two screenwriters, who thought she was perfect to play the role they were writing.
Nick Jonas, whose mum was a beautician, was discovered at the age of six by one of his mother's clients who one day heard him singing in the living room while the little boy was waiting for his mother.
Salt Bae is the stars' favourite cook thanks to his trademark gimmick, which has circulated all over social media.
French model Noémie Lenoir was discovered at the age of 17 by a former Ford model while she was out... buying stamps!
Jeremy Meeks is known for going to prison for weapons possession. His mug shot created a buzz on social media, leading him to become a model!
Mel Gibson is famous because of a bar fight! The day after, he accompanied a friend to the casting of 'Mad Max.' In the end, he was chosen mostly because of the bruises on his face!
Johnny Depp wanted to make a career in music. One day, he accompanied a friend to a casting call: he sat at the back of the room, but in the end he was the one chosen for the role. This experience then encouraged him to take acting lessons.
Teri Hatcher became famous completely by chance: she accompanied a friend to a casting call for The Love Boat. She was chosen in the end, and not her friend!
Jennifer Lawrence was noticed at the age of 14 while walking down the street. She was approached by a photographer who offered for her to participate in a casting call for H&M. She refused, but still had a career in film.
Although Kristen Stewart's father is a producer and her mother a screenwriter, she was still only discovered by chance when she was 8 years old, at a Christmas show.
Channing Tatum was noticed in Miami by Men's Health magazine. This opportunity allowed him to star in multiple ad campaigns, before appearing on TV and then in movies.