Celebs are rich and famous. Their life is just like my or maybe your dream too. However, some of them were actually homeless before famous like now. They have overcame some failures to be there in their position right now and they must be faced it with their hardworking.
They have taught us about the true meaning of an old proverb: “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” These words mean that when life gives some opportunities to you, then you need to use it and not to waste it.
The 10 celebrities who were homeless before famous like now
Without further ado, here is the list of top ten formerly homeless celebrities that hopefully will inspire you too.
1. Charlie Chaplin
Name : Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin
Born : April 16, 1889 – London, England
Died : December 25, 1977 (1977-12-25)
Occupation : Actor, director, composer, screenwriter, producer and editor
“I love to walk in the rain because no one could see me crying”
Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin was believed to born in London, England. After the early death of his father, Chaplin’s mother was put in a mental hospital due to illness. Charlie was thrown on his own resources before he reached the age of ten with his brother to find themselves for their living on the streets of London.
Chaplin’s childhood was fraught with poverty and hardship-Having inherited natural talents from their parents, the youngsters took to the stage as the best opportunity for a career. Charlie made his professional debut as a member of a juvenile group called “The Eight Lancashire Lads” and rapidly won popular favour as an outstanding tap dancer-now known forages.
He was the person who had made people laugh till cry for decades. But from the inside, he was still hurt.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
Name : Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Born : November 11, 1974 – Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation : Actor and Film producer
“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people”
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. Leonardo grew up in Hollywood, California in the environment surrounded by drug dealers and prostitution.
His childhood was sad and of very low grade, but despite of these unhappy surroundings, Leonardo skipped out on the bottom roadof acting, but got removed from the set of children’s television series Romper Room for being disruptive at the age of five but persistence in the hard work that helped him to the very top in the Hollywood.
3. Tom Cruise
Name : Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Born : July 3, 1962 – Syracuse, New York, U.S
Occupation : Actor and Film maker
“When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re going to swim.”
Tom Cruise is an American actor and filmmaker. He’s very well known for romances and action movies, especially for the movies like Top Gun and Mission Impossible. However, Tom’s childhood wasn’t going so well.
Tom was growing up in near poverty and had a struggling Catholic upbringing. The family was dominated by his abusive father, whom Cruise has described as “a merchant of chaos”. Tom had reported that he was beaten and bullied by his own father. In spite of poverty and violent family, he finally get a well-known reputation as movie actors and starred several box office movies.
4. Daniel Craig
Name : Daniel Wroughton Craig
Born : 2 March, 1968 – Chester, Cheshire, England
Occupation : Actor
“So, are we equals? Until the answer is yes, we must never stop asking”
Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor, who is very well known as Agent 007- James Bond. However, his childhood was miserable with lots of up and down.
At the age of 16, Craig was admitted to the National Youth Theatre, so he left school and moved to London, where he worked part-time in a restaurant and used to sleep on park benches to finance his training there.
Later on, after multiple attempts at auditioning for drama schools, he was accepted to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican. Being a struggling actor, he made up all his hard work in by acting as James Bond.
5. Halle Berry
Name : Maria Halle Berry
Born : August 14, 1966 – Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation : Actress and Model
“I think it’s always best to be who you are”
Halle Maria Berry is an American actress and former fashion model best known as an Oscar-winning actress and international beauty, but she didn’t always live in the luxurious life as she’s now.
In 1989, Berry moved to New York to pursue her acting ambitions in her early age (21 years old). She ran out of money and had to live briefly in a homeless shelter, as she had no financial help from her parents. But now, she’s a multiple award winner with unbelievable talents.
6. Sylvester Stallone
Name : Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Born : July 6, 1946 – New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation : Actor, screenwriter, film director and boxing promoter
“I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated”
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, nicknamed Stallone, is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. Stallone is well known for his Hollywood action roles, particularly boxer Rocky Balboa from Rocky series and soldier John Rambo from the Rambo saga.
It’s shocking to know that rich and famous person like Sylvester was homeless before. According to Sylvester, after being evicted from his apartment, he was broke. This event made him homeless because he just basically sleeping in the NYC Port Authority bus station.
He later saw a casting notice for the 1970 adult film “The Party at Kitty and Stud’s.” He then earned $200 and was finally able to get himself out of the bus station and got back on his feet –became an inspiration to everyone by pursuing the acting career.
7. Jim Carrey
Name : James Eugene “Jim” Carrey
Born : January 17, 1962 – Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Occupation : Actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and producer
“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret”
James Eugene “Jim” Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. He was a poor teen forced to live with his whole family in a single VW camper, which they parked next to the tyre rim factory that employed them.
He was so in homelessness, as well as jobs as a janitor, construction worker and picture frame factory worker before making it big on the comedy circuit. Now, he is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances. He has been described as one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood
8. Mark Wahlberg
Name : Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg
Born : June 5, 1971 – Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation : Actor, Producer, Model and Rapper
“I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it’s not a lie”
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman, and former model and rapper, also known as Marky Mark.
Mark’s childhood was very disturbing. He dropped the school when he was 14 and turned to a life of street crime and gang life. Mark even spent a 50-day spell in jail after he was convicted of assaulting two men. However, he later managed to turn his life around and inspiring others with his own life story.
9. Demi Moore
Name : Demi Guynes
Born : November 11, 1962 – Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.
Occupation : Actress, Film maker, Song writer and model
“Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That’s freedom”
Demi Guynes known professionally as Demi Moore is an American actress, filmmaker, former songwriter, and model. As a child, Demi Moore spent part of her year in a trailer park, becauseof having an abusive drunken father.
She wasn’t willing to take that living situation, so she dropped out of school and moved to Hollywood at age 16. With her persistence and hard work, she achieved her goal and inspires others.
10. Hilary Swank
Name : Hilary Ann Swank
Born : July 30, 1974 – Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Occupation : Actress and Producer
“You never know where life is taking you, but it’s taking you”
Hilary Ann Swank is an American actress and producer. In her early 15 Hilary and her mother moved from Washington to Los Angeles by car to pursue her acting career. They were in so much trouble that they had to live in their car until a friend helped them out by offering them a place.
After Hilary got her first acting, things began to resolve around them. Now she has many great achievements by winning many awards and inspiring others.
What Kind of Inspiration Did You Get from Them?
Those are some back-stories from famous people that have felt the failures in their life. They have struggled against their problem, which made them homeless for some periods. However, they all eventually turned their lives around, despite starting from nothing.
They were homeless before famous. However, thanks to their persistence, confidence and hard work, they finally overcame failures and reach success. Should they give up, we may never even hear their names like now.
We can learn from their life story. If you want, you can also read this article about how some famous people went to failures before they reach great success. If you have some opinions about them, do leave a comment below
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