6 incredibly talented actors who made it big after 40
Talent never dies, right? There are some brilliant actors who made it big after the age of 40, and their stories are the most inspiring.
Most of the amazing actors we know have been in the industry pretty early, and then we've had the honor of watching these talented artists grow into incredible movie stars — even up to an older age.
The people we're going to talk about today are not like that. They never gave up and gained worldwide fame a lot later, but they did it the most beautiful ways. Let's learn more.
#1 Morgan Freeman became famous after 40
Freeman first appeared to the public on his acting at the age of 34, and then left the screens for a long time. He emerged as famous when he won his first Oscar nomination for the movie Driving Miss Daisy. At that time, he was 50.
#2 Tommy Lee Jones made it at the age of 47
Irrespective of his inborn talents in sports, particularly football, Tommy Lee Jones devoted his life to theater and cinema. However, he received broad acknowledgement at the age of 47 and was awarded an Oscar for the best supporting Actor for the film The Fugitive.
#3 Samuel L. Jackson became popular at the age of 44
Samuel L. Jackson featured in over 100 films before he turned 40. Anyway, he was noticed only after his striking performance in Pulp Fiction, for which he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination.
#4 Kathy Bates became famous at the age of 42
Kathy surfaced in a number of minor roles in movies that attracted different awards, she also acted in performances that were later screened without her.
Kathy Bates rose to fame and was later awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress at the age of 42 for the leading role she played in the film Misery.
#5 Leslie Nielsen made it at 54
Nielsen starred in the comedy film Airplane at the age of 54, and it brought him world fame. The movie played an important role in Nielsen’s career, as it awarded him the reputation of a comedian.
#6 Pierre Richard became famous at the age of 42
Richard’s efforts to boost his career in the movie industry was fruitless for years, even with his various internships with famous people.
It was not until the age of 42, when he became famous around the world for the role of a clumsy little man he played in the comedies.
Do you agree that it's never too late? Do you know any other amazing stories of people becoming successful after the age of 40? Or maybe you did something like that yourself? Tell us in the comments!
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