We always see our favorite celebrities on television smiling and laughing. Shine and make us dream. Their lives seem perfect, with an easy job and exciting, just do what you love and earn millions. It’s all a fairy tale! But many of them know from personal experience what is meant by the words: “Without effort, no reward.”
In Great.guru will leave you a list of celebrities who were once homeless and went through difficult times to achieve their dreams. Look at the article till the end and tell us who you surprised more.
11. Jim Carrey
When the father of Jim Carrey lost his job and his home, the family moved to a camper, estacionándola in various parts of Canada. When Jim was 16 years old, decided to leave the school and start to support her family through small improvisations and street performances. Carrey once said that it was probably during that difficult period when he developed his sense of humor. He never gave up and despite all the problems and challenges continued to struggle to reach the pinnacle of success.
10. Halle Berry
Halle moved to Chicago when he was around 20 years in search of her career as an actress. Soon ran out of money and his mother refused to give her help. Without money or a roof, was found in a homeless shelter.
Halle admitted that it was a period of hard and difficult of his life, but he learned to take care of yourself and to take the destiny in their hands. To live without a roof, and working as a waitress to play Storm in the X-Men. What a trip, stormy but amazing!
9. Jennifer Lopez
When Jennifer was only 18 years old, he quarreled with his mother and ended up sleeping on a couch belonging to a dance studio. The fight was due to the desire of Jennifer to follow a career in dance. A few months later, he got a job as a dancer in Europe. When he returned, he moved to Los Angeles, because he had won a dance competition at the national level for a television space, in the popular television series “In living Color”, in which protagonizaba one of the “Chicks have flown”.
All of this happened in a year. Another example of what happens when you choose to pursue your dream despite all the odds.
8. Harry Houdini
The greatest sorcerer that the world has ever known, begged money in the street, sold newspapers and polished shoes when he was only 8 years old. Sometimes, after begging on the streets returning home, I hid the money in his hair and asked his mother shake, saying, ‘ I Sacúdeme! I’m magical!”
When he was 12 years old, escaped from home and lived for a year on your own. However nothing is known about that year. He returned to his home to work as a courier, assistant director of photography and cutter of neckties. At the age of 17 years, took the stage name Houdini, and began to do magic.
7. Charlie Chaplin
It is difficult to find a single person on Earth who does not know Chaplin. But it is easier to find millions that do not know that his father died of alcoholism when Charlie was just 10 years old, and his mother was interned in a psychiatric hospital.
At the age of 14 years, found himself poor and alone, sleeping on the streets and looking for food. All he could do was seek refuge in the comedy, hiding behind the tears of a clown. He went on to become the first comedian admired and praised by millions.
6. Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey is not only the famous presenter mistakenly announced the winner of the Miss Universe contest of 2016. It is loved by millions for its varied programs daytime television. But the beginning of his fame was not so easy. He began as a comedian in the late 80’s. I’d done a couple of performances and then came the separation from his wife, which led him to pay checks of food for their two children, forcing Steve to live in your car Ford Tempo.
After three years of living in a vehicle, use the bathrooms of hotels and gas stations and showers, a children’s pool, finally he was invited to participate in the beginning of “showtime at the Apollo”. Today his net worth is estimated of $ 140 million and own more than one car. Fortunately you do not have to live in one.
5. Michael Oher
This star of the NFL is one of 12 brothers. His mother was addicted to drugs and his father was frequently in jail. Michael was entering in and out of foster homes and frequently had no home, he attended 11 different schools in his first nine years as a student. Finally, a family welcomed him when he was 16 years old. Became his legal guardians after a year.
In their high school years they began to have success in football and soon became a great value for the top soccer in Tennessee. Numerous awards, championships, achievements, fame and admiration were the rewards of all those years of struggle child. His inspiring story became the movie that bears the title “A possible dream” and was awarded with the Academy award for best movie.
4. Hilary Swank
He grew up in a trailer park. She and her mother used to live in a car and spend the night in an empty house, which belonged to friends who were allowed to spend the nights. During the day they had to vacate to be able to show the house for sale.
Has won the statuette of the Oscar two times and its net worth is estimated of 40 million USD, but ride the subway every day. A simple girl from a trailer park.
3. Daniel Craig
This strong and stylish James Bond was not always rich and famous. It was once a waiter in ordinary who slept on the park benches occasionally. Only the hard work, dedication and faith were what helped Daniel to finally achieve their dreams.
2. Ella Fitzgerald
When She was 15 years old, her mother died and her stepfather abused her. She escaped and ended up working for the mafia, but police caught and confined in a reformatory for women. He escaped again to stay homeless for a time.
In 1981, She sang for president Ronald Reagan, he won 13 Grammy awards and received medals from presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush. It is one of the singers of jazz’s most famous and successful of all time. Overcame the abuse, the loss, the links with the mafia and the lack of housing. It is not a movie, just real life.
1. Chris Pratt
The guardian most famous of the galaxy was not always the center of the universe of the performance. He dropped out of school at 17 and got a job selling coupons for sale. Two years after, he accepted the offer from a friend: a one-way ticket to Hawaii. It turned out to be a great place to start a life without a home, sleeping in a van or in a tent on the beach.
There was grass, and drink a minimum of hours of work to cover the costs of gas, food and fishing. Chris was a waiter in the restaurant Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, when an actress discovered him and invited him to participate in his debut as a director. A brief depedida of Hawaii and welcome to Hollywood!
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