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 modeling in popular magazines or doing commercial photo sessions? Many dream celebs of breaking into the film industry and having a successful career, but a few make it.
However, not all famous people plan on reaching that goal when they were young. While some worked hard on their acting career in vain for years to land their breakthrough roles, some became famous by chance. Fame came knocking at their door least expectedly.
We’ve rounded up some celebs and their mind-blowing stories. 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 studied film in Australia but he didn’t find opportunities in the field. But one day, he met Don Phillips, a well-known industry casting director, by chance at a diner, so he decided to introduce himself and hang out with the producer. Phillips introduced him to Linklater, the director of “Dazed and Confused” and he starred him in the movie.

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

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The 6-year-old boy Nick Jonas suddenly sang at a hair salon and that caught an agent’s attention. 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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At the age of 11, Natalie went to a pizzeria after fishing dancing lessons. Coincidentally, an agent was there and he saw something in the little girl. 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 people connected her with acting agents.

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

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The casting agents of “Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace” grabbed the attention of Keira Knightley because she bore a striking resemblance to Natalie Portman. She got a stunt double in the movie. Despite the tiny role, it helped her jump to international fame.

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

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In an interview, Pine stated, "I don't even feel like I chose this. I just started doing theater in college, and then I went to Los Angeles and got an agent. It's something that rolled like a very slow snowball to where I am now. It's very strange”.

#6 Anya Taylor-Joy was walking her dog

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A talent scout noticed Anya when she was walking her dog in a park, so the guy decided to follow her. It made her so scared. She started running while wearing heels. The guy said, “If you stop, you won't regret it” and strangely, she did stop. She was invited to work as a model, a path leading to acting.

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

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The actor in “The Squid Game” was nicknamed “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 started his acting career. In an interview, he shared, “I became an actor because the judges complimented me. If a single judge had told me I wasn't good, I wouldn't have become an actor".

#8 Mandy Moore was spotted by a parcel delivery employee

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Mandy Moore had a passion for music so she was in an Orlando studio recording a demo. At that time, a delivery man delivered the order and overheard her. He told a friend working at one of the biggest record labels in the world about her. After that, the singer signed a contract with the company.

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

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At 13, Billie Eilish’s dance teacher asked her to write a song for a choreographed dance. His brother helped her record “Ocean Eyes” and then uploaded it to the music streaming site SoundCloud. Surprisingly, the song went viral.
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