Hollywood is an industry of fame and beauties. Here the stars come to get success, but some of them are pushed behind the race due to one reason or another. This industry can eat talent up. This is why, it is too tough to stay in this industry for long without luck and hard-work. Let us explore the list of top 10 most fascinating Hollywood success stories of all time.
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10. Stephen J. Cannell
Career: Television producer, writer and novelist
For over a decade, there were hardly some television shows that could touch the mark of Stephen Cannell. He is known as a famous American television producer, writer, and novelist. Some of his amazing shows are The A-Team, Columbo, Baretta, 21 Jump Street, and The Commish. There is a long list of his success story. One of his shows even lasted for 500 episodes.
9. Cesar Millan
Career: Dog trainer, host of “The Dog Whisperer” TV series
Born in a poor family of Mexico, Millan grew up on his family’s Sinaloa farm. From the start of his life, he had an interest in dog training programs. At the age of 21, Cesar reached USA, and lived on the streets for several months. Eventually, he got a chance to become Hollywood star, and had been the host of “The Dog Whisperer” TV series.
8. Michael J. Fox
The success story Michael J. Fox intiated in 1991 with a successful film trilogy and an award-winning television series. While he was busy in a film shooting in 1990, Michael started displaying symptoms of early-onset Parkinson’s disease, and he was, later on, diagnosed in 1991. He well managed to keep his graph of success high by appearing in Spin City, and Rescue Me like series in America.
7. Keanu Reeves
Born in Lebanon to American parents, Keanu Reeves spent much of his childhood’s time without a stable family. After the separation of his parents, he was raised by grandparents and nannies in Toronto. Once he completed his studies, Keanu started doing roles on television. He got the chance of doing a big role in the Walk of Fame and continued acting and production.
6. Marlee Matlin
It is true that Marlee Matlin wasn’t born deaf, but from her childhood, she lost almost all ability to hear with only 20% of hearing ability in her left ear. This never impacted her life as she continued her journey as an actress. She started her career from stage at the age of 7, and appeared as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
5. Jim Carrey
In Dumb and Dumber, Lloyd Christmas has spent some quality time in a van with his buddy Harry. It is true that this location seemed auspicious for Jim Carrey, who was a kid at that time to spend life in a van without his parents. To meet his family’s requirements, he had to quit high school studies. But luckily, Jim Carrey got the chance to appear on television. He managed to become one of the most recognizable comedians of television and movies.
4. Oprah Winfrey
Career: Talkshow host
Oprah Winfrey has had been one of the best talkshow hosts. She was the daughter of a poor teenage single mom, and was born in Mississippi. When Oprah grew up, she moved to America to start her career. She got the chance to do some of the finest talkshows like “The Oprah Effect”.
3. Russell Brand
Russell Brand was only six months old when his parents had divorced. At the age of 7, he was sexually abused by a tutor. He had seen a lot of hurdles in life. He even developed bulimia, and was diagnosed for it. Russell soon managed to get recognition as a comedian from small English clubs where he used to perform part-time.
2. Stephen King
Stephen King saw various problems in his life. His father left his mother. Later on, she moved to America with Stephen when he was a little kid. He showed interest in horror movies. He started contributing short stories to a number of magazines. King began writing novels in 1970. Today, he is regarded as one of the most adapted writers in Hollywood.
1. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is one of the most desired actresses in Hollywood. She had to deal with a horrible life at her childhood. Born in the racially-divided South Africa, Theron’s father was an alcoholic. There was lack of mutual understanding and cooperation between her father and mother, which is why Charlize had to face various troubles. At her teenage, she started her career as a ballet dancer. She was lucky to get a chance of doing television shows, later on. In 2003, Charlize broke into Hollywood stardom with her role as Aileen Wuornos in Monster.
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