It is commonly believed that every pro was once an amateur. In the same way, those who seem to be expert of their fields, were once the beginners and had to learn a lot to achieve their goals. There are so many celebrities in Bollywood, and Hollywood like industries who saw multiple failures in their lives. But it was their determination and dedication which helped them to become successful, and now they are popular the world over. Let us take a look at the list of top 10 best Hollywood celebrities who started career as extras.
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10. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is an extremely talented star of Hollywood. He is known for his beautiful look and excellent acting. He started his career in his childhood, and was a close friend of actor, Matt Damon. Initially, he played some roles as an extra star in the movies like Field of Dreams in 1989, and was seen with his friend, in the scenes at Fenway Park. But eventually, he got fame with Good Will Hunting. Now his approximate net worth is over USD34 million.
9. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan is a well-versed Chinese celebrity in Hollywood. His name has had been taken with pride as an action and comedy actor. Initially, Jackie played the roles of extra actor, and accepted the offer of a funny Kung Fu artist. He used to work in the movies as an extra martial artist. But later on, his works got appreciated and he was given a good role in Fists of Fury in 1971, and Enter the Dragon in 1973.
8. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe, the original “Candle in the Wind”, is known as a hot blonde of Hollywood. She is one of the most talented actresses of all time. She started her career as a fashion model, and eventually started accepting small roles in the movies. In the 1948 flick, Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! she said “Hi!” to a main character. But over the time, she became an evergreen actress and did prominent roles in the films.
7. Sylvester Stallone
The adorable hunk of Hollywood, Sylvester Stallone, has gotten a special place in the hearts of worldwide fans. He is known for his notable role as Rocky Balboa. This is a film Sylvester himself wrote. During its production, he kept on working as an extra star. He played the subway mugger in Woody Allen’s Bananas in 1971, and an ignorable character in 1971 film Klute. With the release of Rocky, he got worldwide appreciation, and became a successful star of Hollywood.
6. George Clooney
George Clooney is an evergreen star. In a part of his professional life, he had worked as an extra star. His earliest work being in the miniseries about Colorado’s economic growth in 1978. Afterwards, he got the chance to say fewer lines in a cop drama. Over time, he became a star of television and did shows like Roseanne or Sisters, and then finally landed ER.
5. Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger also struggled in her early days of professional life. But eventually, she established herself as an accomplished actress. Initially, she did extra roles. She was credited as “Girl in Blue Pickup Truck” for her role in Dazed and Confused. Her role in My Boyfriend’s Back was cut. She also performed in several commercials in Texas, where she got her SAG membership. She didn’t give up, and finally became a well-known Hollywood celebrity.
4. Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum has gotten lots of appreciations for his outstanding dance moves, amazing physique, and cute smile. He has been known as an excellent Hollywood star. Initially, Channing was doind small acting gigs. He became a notable star due to his role in the church scene of War of the Worlds. He has also been seen in the video of Ricky Martin’s She Bangs.
3. Matt Damon
Matt Damon is the sweetheart of Hollywood. He established himself as a talented actor with huge fan-base. Before getting success, Matt started his career along with his close friend, Ben Affleck. He appeared as an extra star in the film Field of Dreams in 1989, in the scenes at Fenway Park. However, he managed to make himself prominent and now is counted in the list of successful Hollywood celebrities.
2. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is one of the most respected actors and directors of all time. He has made his distinctive place in Hollywood. He started his career in 1950 by playing background roles in the movies. He never got credit for his work, and he used to do extra roles. Eventually, he started getting speaking parts for which he got credit as well. And today, his name is taken with pride in the industry.
1. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt, the hot dude of Hollywood, is another star who worked as an extra initially. He started his career at the bottom in the 1987 flick Less Than Zero, which is one of his earlier works, for which he was given the credit as the “Partygoer/Preppie Guy at Fight”. With the passage of time, Brad made himself recognized as a well-versed actor of the industry.
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