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After being evicted from his residence, Sylvester Stallone was briefly homeless and turned to sleeping within the New York Metropolis Port Authority bus station earlier than seeing a casting discover for the 1970 softcore pornography movie “The Party at Kitty and Stud’s.” The $200 he earned assist him get again on his toes.
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Steve Harvey informed People Journal that when he was simply beginning out as a comic within the late 1980s, “one or two gigs fell through,” and he immediately discovered himself homeless. He went on to stay in his 1976 Ford Temp for 3 years, and would wash up in lodge loos, gasoline stations, or swimming pool showers, till was referred to as to look on “Showtime at the Apollo.”
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At age 19, Pratt accepted a one-way ticket to Maui, Hawaii, from a good friend and arrange a humble abode in a flea and mice-infested van — a setup that he informed The Independent was “pretty awesome.” That 12 months actress Rae Daybreak Chong met Pratt when she was working on the Bubba Gump Shrimp Firm in Maui, she took word of his attractiveness, and forged him in her directorial debut. Quickly sufficient they each moved to La, and the remainder is historical past.
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Hilary Swank’s mother and father divorced when she was 13, mainly her and her mom to resolve to maneuver to Los Angeles for her performing aspirations. They lived out of their car and booked auditions over payphones till they scraped sufficient cash to get a residence.
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When Jim Carrey’s mom turned critically sick, he dropped out of school at age 16 to look after her. Quickly after, his household was compelled to stay out of their VW bus.
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Earlier than breaking by on “American Idol,” Kelly Clarkson as soon as lived out of her car after her Los Angeles residence burned down.
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Earlier than he discovered fame as James Bond, Daniel Craig had turned to sleeping on a park bench in London as a struggling actor.
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After “Star Trek” went off the air within the late ’60s, William Shatner discovered himself residing out of his pickup truck whereas selecting up some work in summer time inventory theater on the East Coast.
Wikimedia Commons / Public Area On the age of 21, Halle Berry lived in homeless shelters as she tried to pursue a Hollywood profession regardless of her mother’s disapproval.
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In 1979, when Shania Twain was 14, her mom rounded her and her three siblings up and drove greater than 400 miles to a homeless shelter in Toronto.
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Jennifer Lopez couch-surfed at the age of 18 after her mother and father disagreed together with her determination to pursue a profession in Hollywood.
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When Sam Worthington efficiently auditioned for “Avatar,” he was residing out of an automobile he purchased with the $2,000 proceeds from promoting all of his possessions.
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In 2009, Dr. Phil McGraw informed Parade journal that he and his father lived out of an automobile in Kansas Metropolis, Mo., when he was 12 years previous whereas his father interned in psychology. Finally, the pair received a room on the downtown YMCA for $5 per week.
Wikimedia Commons / Public Area Lil’ Kim’s father kicked her out as a teen, leaving the longer-term star homeless for some time in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Wikimedia Commons / Public Area When he first made the transfer from Indiana to Los Angeles, David Letterman lived out of his pink 1973 Chevy pickup truck for some time.
Wikimedia Commons / Public Area Djimon Hounsou, an Oscar nominee for “In America” and “Blood Diamond,” discovered himself homeless as a teen in Paris, France.