10 Top Actors Who Had A Nearly Disastrous Start To Their Careers


Hollywood is a fascinating place, and those actors who are fortunate enough to last long careers generally don’t remain where they start, and this holds true for especially the set of actors mentioned in this article. They are all famous stars now with vast fan followings and a number of roles under their belt. However, things were not so rosy for them when they set out to earn their place in Hollywood. Go ahead and read below to find out more!

1. Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling’s fame is most prominently courtesy of his recent film La La Land where he chose Jazz music to be his career, but, a lot of people are unlikely to know that during the initial stages of his career, Gosling was more of a singer like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears in Mickey Mouse Club.

2. Mila Kunis

Most people instantly recall titles such as Friends With Benefits, Bad Mums or Black Swan whenever they hear of Mila Kunis’s name, but, she also starred in Baywatch once. Stop, you won’t get any Baywatch images of her because she was just an 11-year-old child during the show, and she deserves full credit for having made it past the extras and become big on the big screen.

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3. Jennifer Lawrence

Today, Jennifer Lawrence is among the most successful and renowned Hollywood personalities, thanks to her Hunger Games franchise, various Oscar nominations and also for Silver Linings Playbook, but, it is not as if she suddenly emerged on the big screen. Her debut was on a TV show where she had a single episode appearance as a mascot of a school team.

4. Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley is more commonly known as Ray from Star Wars, but, only a few years ago she had featured in a cell phone commercial. From there to being the star of Star Wars is a mega progress for the actor who was last seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

5. Emma Watson

A whole generation loves Emma aka Hermione, but, somehow we could never associate her with the word “hot,” neither did Ron Weasley it appears. Her tangled bushy hair and the oval face never appeared hot to anyone, but, it is a shocker that we never noticed her transformation. As a child star, she was so sick of the acting scheduled that she once even threatened not to be a part of the last four films, and never to return. Fortunately, that didn’t happen, and we had our beloved Hermione in all the movies.

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6. Chloe Grace Moretz

She could be called as one of the most renowned child stars ever in the industry, and she knocked everyone off their seats with her work in Kickass, and well she seems to be getting hotter and hotter with each passing day. She has ravaged the internet, and the nearly 20-years-old actress was last seen in neighbors, yet nobody could identify her with the child superhero. Also the fact that she starred in a horror movie, and usually most horror movie stars get confined to the genre only, but, she broke the shackles and has now done several roles as an actor.

7. Chris Pratt

One of the most visible examples of breaking out of stereotypes is Chris Pratt. An overweight comedian who was probably always going to be known as a funny guy shattered the wall by losing 60 pounds and playing Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. He has also played various other roles earlier in Passengers and also in Jurassic World.

8. Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot wanted to become a choreographer as a child. She went on to win a beauty pageant and entered modeling, before a stint with the military for two years. During her law and international relations studies at the University, she was approached by the casting director of Quantum of Solace. According to Gadot, ”I thought I was too serious and smart to be an actress.”

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9. Emma Stone

Emma Stone is an actress who was initially always getting the roles of the cute girl that everyone wanted to date. Now that’s not bad at all, in fact, it is great, and there would be a lot of people who would be happy with that, but, not Emma Stone. She rose from that typecast and has now earned a name in various genres.

10. Margot Robbie

Before playing Harley Quinn or the super-hot wife of Leonardo Dicaprio, or being a soap opera star in the Australian show Neighbours, she worked at Subways. Goodness gracious that she left that occupation.


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