A lot of people dream of living the lives of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars; however, many don’t realize what a challenge it was for those stars to make it. Many celebrities have been outspoken about what a cutthroat business the entertainment industry is, and while fans often assume it would be no problem for most of these stars to succeed because of their talent, the truth is quite the opposite. Some of the most well known people from directors to actors and actresses to writers had to face some major rejection before catching a break and launching their career.
10. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson embarked upon her Hollywood career at a young age, but hit a snag when she was snubbed from a role in the 1995 Robin Williams led film, Jumanji. The role ended up going to Kirsten Dunst, who would go on to become a star in her own right. Johansson then had to wait three more years before another big opportunity came up, but after landing her role in The Horse Whisperer, Johannson has not looked back. She is now one of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses.Photo by MediaPunch/REX Shutterstock