Top 10 celebrities who became an overnight success!
The film industry is all about struggles and talent. Any aspiring actor needs to give numerous auditions and play small roles to get recognition. But some celebrities were quite lucky, since their hard work paid off quite soon! They were instantly among the A-listers and gathered a huge fan following. Here are the top 10 celebrities who became an overnight success-
1. Emma Watson
Our little Hermione knew that she was determined to become an actress and was later enrolled at the Stagecoach Theatre Arts at the age of 10! And finally, she got the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter. Her first movie was the top grosser of 2001 and she was instantly liked by the audience. Emma’s acting was well appreciated and she has recently starred as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!
2. Jonah Hill
Jonah was a great friend of Dustin Hoffman’s son – Jake. Jake was quite impressed with Jonah’s prank calls that he helped him fetch a role in his father’s movie – I Heart Huckabees. He later starred in Superbad, 21 Jump Street and Wolf of Wall Street. He has 2 Oscar nominations in his name and is doing quite well in Hollywood!
3. Leonardo DiCaprio
Speaking of Oscars, Leonardo is quite lucky in Hollywood. In his initial days, he starred in low-budget films and as supporting cast in sitcoms. But he got the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic, which proved to be a game changer for him! Titanic beat all the records of 1997! He later starred in The Great Gatsby, Inception, Shutter Island, Wolf of Wall Street and, more recently, The Revenant, which finally won him an Oscar after 5 nominations!
4. Zoe Saldana
When she was just 10 years old, she knew that she had to act and perform! She became a part of New York Youth Theatre when she was 17 and got her first role in 2000 movie Center Stage. Since then, there was no turning back! She continued to star in big budget films like Avatar, Guardians of Galaxy, Star Trek, Avengers Infinity War, and Avengers Endgame. Two of her films, Avatar and Avengers Endgame are the top highest grossing movies ever!
5. Emma Stone
Her first role in Superbad proved to be a game changer for her! She was instantly liked by the audience and continued to star in films like Easy A, Zombieland, The Help, Magic in the Moonlight and many more. She continued to star in The Amazing Spider Man and won the Oscar for The Best Actress for La La Land in 2017!
6. Gerard Butler
He was a lawyer and was approached by Steven Berkoff when he was sitting at a coffee shop. He fetched a role in Coriolanus and later Attila. He became instantly famous and later continued to star in films like 300, P.S.- I Love You and many more!
7. Hilary Swank
Another star from P.S. I Love You became famous overnight! Hilary Swank initially appeared in TV series and later landed up a role in The Next Karate Kid. Her acting was well appreciated and she went on to win 2 Oscars for Best Actress in Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby.
8. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer’s breakthrough role in Winter’s Bone fetched her an Oscar nomination. She went on to win the Academy Award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. She starred in X-Men and was well-appreciated in her role of Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games.
9. Chris Pine
Chris Pine is the son of Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, which made him an overnight success quite easily. His role in Star Trek and Princess Diaries 2 is what earned him fame in Hollywood. He later went on to star in People Like Us, Unstoppable and many more.
10. Robert Pattinson
Robert was noticed when he starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Cedric Gregory. However, his role of Edward Cullen for the Twilight series is what earned him female attention. He has been given the title of ‘Most Influential’ by Time Magazine and ‘Sexiest’ by People magazine.