Jim Carrey, Sylvester Stallone and others: 5 stars who were homeless but paved the way to fame. Photo.
The path to success and fame is never easy. Many artists who are known and adored around the world today overcame unprecedented difficulties before becoming famous, for example, they were forced to spend the night on the streets. Some faced the misunderstanding of their parents in their decision to choose a creative profession and therefore left home, while others did not have enough money even for food, let alone to pay the rent. However, these stars have proved by their own examples that no matter how thorny the path is, hard work and a great desire will help you achieve your dreams.
OBOZREVATEL decided to tell you about some of these celebrities. Today, these names are known all over the world, but at the start of their careers, they could not even imagine that they would be able to change their lives so dramatically: from a homeless shelter to the stage at the Oscars.
Perhaps the most famous comedian in the world is Jim Carrey. Before he became an audience favourite, he overcame some really tough challenges. In particular, at the age of 16, young Carrey dropped out of high school to help support his family by working as a janitor. He and his parents lived in a van that they parked in various locations across Canada. He then lived in a tent on the front lawn of his sister's house. A childhood of poverty did not break the talented young man, who soon conquered world cinema and the hearts of fans.
The Oscar winner lived in a homeless shelter with her mother in Chicago at the age of 20. "It taught me to take care of myself and that I can survive any situation, even if it meant going to a shelter or living on a budget that was meagre. I have become a person who knows that I will always make my own way," she said in an interview, recalling her difficult childhood and adolescence.
Today, Daniel Craig is one of the highest paid actors in the world. But before he earned his millions and became famous all over the world, James Bond had to sleep on benches in London parks. He did this in the summer, until the cold weather set in. Young Craig did not even have the money to rent a tiny room.
In the 1970s, the now-famous actor Sylvester Stallone was unable to pay the rent of his apartment in New York City on time, so he was forcibly evicted. As a result, he slept at a bus stop for about three weeks in a row.
For another world star, the beginning of her career was a challenge. J.Lo's mother did not support her daughter's dream of becoming a dancer or working in Hollywood. As a result, young Lopez moved out of the family home. She slept on a tiny couch in a dance studio and ate a slice of pizza every day to fill her stomach.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about celebrities who grew up in poverty but managed to achieve unprecedented success. Among them: Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey, and others. Read more in our material.