You'll Never Believe How These Legendary Actors Got Discovered

Wouldn't it be nice if someone just walked up to you on the street, offered you an acting job, and suddenly you were set for life? Based on the characters on this list, it might not be as unlikely as you'd think...

Hulk Hogan

Hogan was a great pitcher as a kid—so great that he attracted scouts for the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds when he was just playing in Little League. However, an arm injury capped his career before he reached adulthood. 


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The More You Know

  • Shakira was banned from her school’s choir, and her classmates said she sounded like a goat.
  • Before she was a megastar, Madonna worked at Dunkin Donuts. She got fired for squirting jelly on a customer.
  • One of David Bowie's eyes was permanently dilated.
  • As a child, Jim Carrey wore tap shoes to bed just in case his parents needed cheering up in the middle of the night.
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