An actor’s big break can come at any stage in life. For some entertainers, taking on big roles comes early in their acting pursuits.
For other performers, life-changing professional moments may come after years of dedication, hard work, and persistence.
Here are 11 actors who rose to fame before their 20th birthdays, and 10 stars who took a break from major careers after they turned 40.
river phoenix He embarked on his big break playing Chris Chambers in the 1986s. assist me when he was 14 years old.
Jenna Ortega started playing Harley Diaz when she was 13 stuck in the middle.
Tyler James Williams was 12 when he first appeared as a young Chris Rock everybody hates chris.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was 14 At the time of its debut in 1996 third rock from the sunwhere he played Tommy Solomon.
And these actors broke out after turning 40:
Leslie Jones participate in saturday night live Cast at age 47, she became the oldest person to become a cast member in the series.
billy bob thornton was 41 when sling bladethe films he wrote, directed and starred in earned him great acclaim.
Estelle Getty was 62 years old when she appeared in the first episode golden girlsshe was cast as Sofia Petrillo.
Although she had had some smaller roles before, Lucille Ball Started playing Lucy Ricardo i love lucy At 40.
Moral of the story — your victory could be on the horizon.
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