1. JASON STATHAM
Statham became an instant celebrity, acting in over 30 films and never once being forced to shell out hundreds of dollars for acting movement exercises or emotional workshops. He was a professional diver, also was on Britain’s National Diving Squad and ranked 12th in the 1992 World Championships. He was spotted by a talent agent during his workout at a sports centre to be a model then referred him to a guy who was preparing to make a movie and needed a street-hardened con artist.
2. HULK HOGAN
According to pro-wrestling legend, Hogan met wrestler Jack Brisco while working as a bouncer. Brisco immediately saw his potential, and arranged for him to be trained by the famous Hiro Matsuda. But before he had a career acting on film or in the ring, Hulk Hogan was just Terry Gene Bollea who dropped out of college to devote more time to his band
3. STEVEN SEAGAL
His mastery of being the character who spends 20 minutes of every film killing bad guys with creative martial arts and the other 70 minutes disguised as a plank of wood is exactly what caught the eye of Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz when Seagal was still a nobody.
4. MEL GIBSON
He took up acting only because his sister submitted an application behind his back. The night before an audition, he got into a fight and his face was badly beaten, an accident that won him the role.
5. MARYLIN MONROE
The first step came when she was pictured by photographer David Conover who was taking pictures of pretty girls helping the war effort in 1944. She was working at a munitions factory and soon after, she was on the road to becoming a model.