Celebrities who were told they wouldn't make it
Becoming an actor, singer, dancer, or model can be quite challenging, as these careers all demand determination and sacrifice to succeed. Many hopefuls initially faced discouragement, being told they wouldn't make it, yet today, they're internationally recognized figures. Instead of letting criticism defeat them, they used it as fuel for self-improvement and to aim higher. And as a bonus, they are now very, very rich. Take a look at this gallery to discover who we are talking about and try not to gasp!
Brendan Fraser's rise, fall, and triumphant return
The public discourse has picked up and put down a fascination with Brendan Fraser many times over the years and for varying reasons. His life in the public eye began as a comedy and action megastar, then suddenly he seemed to disappear completely. Now, he's back in the headlines for his stunning lead role in Darren Aronofsky's latest psychological drama 'The Whale,' for which he earned the Oscar for Best Actor. It was his first lead in 12 years, his first-ever Oscar-nominated performance, and in the end, he took home the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The win capped off a successful run on the awards circuit, as Fraser also won a SAG Award and Critics Choice Award. Click through to discover the full story of how Brendan Fraser rocketed into Hollywood, crashed lower than we ever imagined, and adamantly climbed his way back up to the top.
All the beautiful (young) women Leonardo DiCaprio has dated
Leonardo DiCaprio is almost as well-known for his love life as he is for his movies and environmental activism. Since launching his acting career in the early '90s, the Oscar winner has had a string of high-profile relationships with Hollywood’s finest actresses and, perhaps more famously, models (especially on the younger side, in recent years). It hasn't gone unnoticed that they usually hit an age limit of 25 while he keeps getting older. However, it seems that all bets are off with his new love! He's dating a more mature woman, someone a little further out of high school. DiCaprio has been linked to Italian model Vittoria Ceretti, who is... 25 years old. The pair have been spotted getting ice cream and dancing together at clubs in Ibiza, and are reportedly enjoying getting to know each other on a "deeper level," according to a source who spoke to Page Six. As you can imagine, the jokes on social media have been non-stop since the news broke. One X (formerly Twitter) user wrote, "Bro saw all the tweets about him breaking up with women after they turn 25 now he tryna prove us wrong." Another joked, "inflation has him increasing his age range by 1." Many internet folk have placed their bets that the relationship will be over before she hits 26! One even pitched an idea for a romantic drama in which Leo falls madly in love with a 25-year-old but is tormented by the fact that he must end the relationship in 365 days. Curious about who else DiCaprio has dated? Click through this gallery to discover all the young ladies who have shared the actor's life, and see the rule of 25 in action.