The world of Hollywood is teeming with competitors. At any given time, there are thousands of multi-talented individuals vying for A-list stardom. In an industry filled with such fierce competition, rising to the top is rare. Many performers go through years of hard work and small roles without ever getting called for anything big. That alone is often enough to break their morale and send them off on a different career path.
The thing is, making it in Hollywood isn't just about hard work and dedication – it also takes a good helping of luck. Indeed, for some, luck was all it took. They instantly skyrocketed to fame and joined the ranks of those who spent blood, sweat, and years on making it to their position. Maybe these lucky few were just born for greatness? To get to the bottom of this question, we’ve gathered together the most fascinating Hollywood stories, and we’re delighted to present you 20 of your favorite A-list celebrities who became famous in unlikely ways.