The glamorous world of Hollywood, where everything glitters and stars line the streets, is where artists of all kinds – particularly actors an actresses – go to get their big break. But not all of the famous actors who appear in your favorite movies aspired to appear on screen. Some were unexpectedly spotted on the streets eating lunch or even on their porches. Others were discovered totally by mistake. Some even made it big much later in life with a magical stroke of luck. What connects them all is that they were inexperienced when they landed the big roles that turned them into Hollywood big shots. So read on to find out the various and most bizarre ways these famous actors were discovered.
1. Mel Gibson
Hollywood big shot Mel Gibson, an Australian, had a bit of theater experience in Sydney before he made it big, but none in Hollywood. His break came after he gave a friend a ride to an audition for Mad Max. He had just been in a bar fight the night before, and Director George Miller thought he would make a good fit for a villainous role in his post-apocalyptic sci-fi film. When Gibson returned clear-faced a few weeks later, Miller decided to cast him as the hero instead. Gibson now ranks among the world’s most famous actors.