An actor’s big break can appear at any stage of life. For some entertainers, a big role comes early in their acting career.
While for other artists, a life-changing professional moment may present itself after many years of dedication, hard work, and persistence.
Here are 11 actors whose rise to fame happened before their 20th birthday, plus 10 stars who made big career breaks after turning 40.
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A 14-year-old Matt Dillon was cutting class when he was discovered A casting agent is looking for kids to act at her school on the edge, He was then hired to play the role of Richie in the 1979 film, which led to Her ’80s Teen Idol Status,
Phoenix River Got his big break playing Chris Chambers in 1986 Stand with me When he was 14 years old.
Jenna Ortega Was 13 When She Started Portraying Harley Diaz stuck in the middle,
Tyler James Williams was 12 when he first appeared as a young Chris Rock everybody Hates Chris,
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was 14 during early 1996 third rock from the sunIn which he played the role of Tommy Solomon.
Macaulay Culkin when it was nine home alone was filmedAfter which his fame skyrocketed when he played the role of Kevin McCallister in the 1990 family film.
And these actors broke up after turning 40:
leslie jones got included in Saturday night Live She was cast at the age of 47, making her the oldest person ever to be cast.
Morgan Freeman He found his breakthrough in the 1987 crime-thriller Street smart At the age of 49.
Billy Bob Thornton was 41 When sling bladeA film that he wrote, directed and starred in won him much acclaim.
Estelle Getty was 62 when she appeared in her first episode the golden girlsin which she was cast as Sofia Petrillo.
Although she had a few minor roles before, lucille ball lucy ricardo started playing I love Lucy At the age of 40.
Moral of the story – your victory could be just around the corner, and whenever it does, the timing is just right!
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