“Timing is everything.” “It’s all about who you know.” These are common clichés about the pratfalls of landing a job, but clichés are clichés for a reason—they possess annoying truths. Sometimes we forget that acting is also a job—not a hobby—and so those career wisdoms of patience and networking definitely hold true. But with the below highlights of roles that changed the careers of actors, so is the following advice: “It’s okay to show up to an interview with a swollen face,” and “Sure, go ahead and take your voice inspiration from a Claymation horse, that’s a great idea!” Because if it worked once somewhere for someone, that’s all it takes. Here are 12 actors whose careers changed due to certain roles.
12 Actors and the Roles That Changed Their Careers
From John Wayne in Stagecoach to Mel Gibson in Mad Max, we look back at the roles that changed the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
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