Professor Xavier, Olenna Tyrell, Dumbledore and the other stars, proving that to become an actor and achieve fame, in principle, it is never too late.
In Hollywood a lot of geeks since childhood, starred in commercials and adolescence have turned into stars, earning millions of dollars. But there are those who at least some of the popularity and fame achieved only in adulthood – or even started acting craft, just celebrating its 40th anniversary. “Trailer” recalls 12 actors, which the audience never saw the young that big that on the small screen, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to popcornnews.ru.
Yes, Charles Xavier, aka Professor X from “X-Men” – probably not the brightest role in the career of Patrick Stewart, but there is in the record of the actor role is not of lesser importance is the role of captain Picard in the TV series “Star trek: the Next generation”, which Stuart finally learned the whole world. And it happened no less than 47 years.
Fans of “Game of thrones” know that Diana Rigg as a wise and powerful Olenna Tyrell, and unfortunately, few are familiar with the role that Diana played in his youth – but this charming British actress managed to visit one of the bond girls.
For several years Jean Reno was trying to build a career in French cinema, but it did not really work – and then the actor turned 46 years old, and fate had sent him a very happy occasion, meeting with Director Luc Besson. Reno lit up at Besson “the Subway” and finally became famous – and then went “Leon”, “Wasabi”, “Blue” and other famous paintings with the participation of Renault.
Charming plump, Melissa McCarthy removed from youth, but, unfortunately, people like her in comedic roles very much, and on the second or third cast actress, of course, no one ever remembered. And only in 41 Melissa finally got lucky – a role in the film “bridesmaids” earned her a long-deserved fame and roles in high-profile films, from “Spy” to the new “Ghostbusters”.
Hollywood cinema today, it is difficult to imagine without Morgan Freeman, but he was a theater actor and a career in the movie at all did not think. Only in 50 years, Morgan made a “breakthrough” in Hollywood starring in the film “Street guy” before that, Freeman was limited to roles in serials and telefilms.
Leslie Nielsen for the first time tried his hand in the field of the acting profession immediately after world war II, but the fame of this brilliant Comedy actor came much later – only in 54 years, when Nielsen starred in the Comedy “Airplane”.
A massive audience of Brand Bletin may not be so well known, and there is a logical explanation: to conquer the world cinema British actress came from, only celebrating her 37th birthday (imagine what she had in the business which compete for the starting role since childhood!). Of course, the success of the Brand has reached far not at once – only in 1996, thanks to the TV series “Secrets and lies” about her finally talking.
Another representative of the popular series “Game of thrones”, Charles Dance is today known to the audience primarily as Tywin Lannister – but at the time of the first appearance of this image, Charles was 63 years old.
Gambon has successfully worked in theater and film in his native UK, but outside it was not too well known – and the world-famous already at the end of life, due to the role of Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter”. At the time of the shooting Gambon said 71-year anniversary.
As Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman enjoyed the love and recognition in the United Kingdom, but Hollywood has already won at the ripe age of only starring in “die hard” with Bruce Willis. Today it is difficult to imagine that Rickman when he struck worldwide fame, was already 42 years old.
Without Whoopi Goldberg Hollywood cinema of the 80s and 90s is simply impossible to imagine, but once Hollywood completely without it – fame came to the actress of Comedy only when she had turned 35 years old. Almost world famous star of “sister Act!” secured the role in the movie “Ghost”.
Tommy Lee Jones
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Another representative of the “old school,” Tommy Lee Jones in Hollywood again in adulthood – the world is talking about the actor after iconic painting “the Runaway”, at the time of the premiere that Tommy Lee Jones was already 47 years old. Before that, like Morgan Freeman, Jones worked mainly in the theatre.