Luck, this word has the power to change the life of someone. Suddenly there are chances of standing out and the randomness may sound to be really appealing. Fortunately, luck exists and has its fingerprints glittering all over. This can happen as coincidence, happenstance, or even fate, as there is a match to hold the card in the deck, and if you are fortunate it may be you.
Some of our brightest stars through hard work, dedication and perseverance rose to heights. But, some were recognized by the potential beyond the moment, regardless of whether they were tending bar or selling cars. Here are a few lucky stars to salute as they were led to fame.
Keira Knightley, a British actress was the daughter on Knightley, a TV stage actor and an award-winning playwright. She was working in commercials and film, but got the actual breaks in Star Wards Episode 1 in the 1999. Knighteley hit the big with ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and with the series of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.
Young Bruce Willis was never into the slightest thought of entering Hollywood. Luck bought him at age 17 in a big way as Willis was cast in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” He was stunned as he stopped stuttering onstage and so he investigated. He noticed off stage his stuttering continued. However, Willis used his stutter for his comedic success and his sense of humor supported him thoroughly.
Charlize Theron, the South African was the daughter or an alcoholic father and her mother in self-defense shot her father. Theron did not finish her school and was bullied a lot as a teen. At 19, she had a knee injury and that brought an end to Joffrey Ballet study. Her mother insisted on doing something else. With the pressures of meeting ends, Theron headed to pursue her acting career in Hollywood. One day a teller denied her to pay her cash for her New York modeling job and Theron was annoyed that she created a scene saying she had no place to sleep if the check did not get her cash. However, a talent agent, John Crosby slipped his card to her as he was certain to have found a star.
The 6-foot-1 stature of Harrison Ford’s ensured rough-hewn good looks on moving to Hollywood from Chicago in the 60s. He gave endless casting calls and walk-ons that he did carpentry to survive. George Lucas, a young director hired him to install a few cabinets and the struggling actor received an invitation to his next film audition and he won the role. The next year, Francis, another young director hired Ford to expand his office and cast him in “The Conversation” that turned to be his Oscar-nominated thriller.
Oprah’s lucky came at 17, as a Nashville, Tenn., radio station chose its entry based on her spunk that she gave in a radio interview and she was in a local beauty pageant. This was a ‘Miss Fire Prevention’ contest and she was part of it. She spoke very well and also lend her voice to several animated movies.