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11 Regular People Who Were Plucked From Obscurity And Turned Into Movie Stars

For these people, becoming famous was way too easy.

1. Danny Trejo was a drug counselor who went to help a recovering drug addict...and put himself on a wildly unlikely path to movie stardom.

2. Jennifer Lawrence was discovered as a 14-year-old while vacationing in New York City with her family.

3. Chris Pratt was discovered while waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company chain restaurant.

4. Rosario Dawson only had to step a few feet out of her home to be discovered by Hollywood.

5. Norman Reedus only got discovered because he was having a really, REALLY bad day.

6. Edward Furlong became one of the biggest teen actors of the '90s simply because he went to hang with his buddies at The Boys' Club.

7. Lana Turner became a Hollywood star overnight because she hated one of her classes in high school.

8. Alden Ehrenreich is now a movie star because he did a solid for a friend back in his junior high school days.

9. Charlie Hunnam got discovered because he we went drunk Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve.

10. Charlize Theron was set on the path to movie stardom because she tried to cash an out-of-state check.

11. And finally, Ke Huy Quan only became Indiana Jones' sidekick because he tagged along with his brother to an audition at their elementary school.