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9 Celebrities Whom Fame Came To As A Happy Accident

Have you ever imagined Brad Pitt wearing a kitchen costume instead of filming in blockbusters or Pamela Anderson becoming a fitness instructor at the gym instead of




On the other hand, not every famous person has a plan to achieve that goal when they were still young. Some people got famous because of luck, while others got there through years of toiling away at their acting careers in the hope of landing breakthrough roles. They were caught off guard when fame came knocking on their door.


Here are some famous people and the unbelievable things that happened to them. Some of them are so amazing that we can compare them to the fairy tale about Cinderella.

#1 Matthew McConaughey ran into a producer at a diner

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Matthew McConaughey pursued his interest in film in Australia, but he was unable to find work in the industry there. But things changed when he happened to run into Don Phillips, a famous casting director in the industry, at a diner one day. He decided to introduce himself to Phillips and hang out with the producer after that. Phillips was the one who put him in contact with Linklater, the director of “Dazed and Confused,” and it was Linklater who cast him in the film.

#2 Nick Jonas was scouted singing in a hairdresser’s shop

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Nick Jonas, then only six years old, surprised customers at a hair salon by breaking into song, which drew the attention of a talent agent. As a result, he was invited to appear in Broadway shows such as Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserables.

#3 Natalie Portman told a talent scout, “I don’t want to be a model. I want to be an actress”

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After taking fishing and dancing lessons when she was 11 years old, Natalie went to a pizza restaurant. It was just a coincidence, but a representative was there, and he noticed something in the child. Natalie was invited to be the image for one of their products. In fact, she refused the proposal because she wanted to be an actress. After all, these individuals put her in contact with casting directors and agents.

#4 Keira Knightley was part of the cast because she resembled Natalie Portman

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Keira Knightley was brought to the attention of the casting directors of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” due to the striking resemblance she bore to Natalie Portman. In the movie, she was portrayed by a stunt double. Despite the insignificant part, it was instrumental in her rise to fame on a global scale.

#5 Chris Pine was not looking to be an actor, even though many of his relatives were

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#6 Anya Taylor-Joy was walking her dog

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#7 Heo Sung-Tae was “The King of TV Sales”

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The actor who played the lead role in “The Squid Game” became known as “The King of TV Sales.” When once saw a commercial on TV called “Miracle Audition”, he decided to apply to be a contestant and won fifth place. After that, he launched his career in the acting industry. In response to a question about how he became an actor, he said in an interview, “I became an actor because the judges complimented me.” If even one judge had told me that I wasn’t good, I never would have pursued a career as an actor.

#8 Mandy Moore was spotted by a parcel delivery employee

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Because she loved making music so much, Mandy Moore was currently recording a demo in an Orlando recording studio. During that time, a delivery person brought her order and was listening in on her conversation. He told a friend working at one of the biggest record labels in the world about her. Following that, the singer became a member of the company by signing a contract.

#9 Billie Eilish recorded “Ocean Eyes” for her dance instructor

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Billie Eilish was asked by her dance instructor when she was 13 years old to compose a song for a dance that had been choreographed. The song “Ocean Eyes” was recorded with the assistance of his brother’s brother, who also uploaded it to the music streaming website SoundCloud. Unexpectedly, the song became extremely popular online.