To "make it" in Hollywood is to become a star in the entertainment industry. Few people achieve that goal, and soon you'll understand why. It takes talent, money, nerves, luck, and blind optimism. Other lists have dealt with the talent and luck aspects, so here we've focused on nerves. The following actors dealt with starvation, homelessness, demeaning jobs, disgusting accommodations, vandalism, shoot-outs, prejudice, and even a house fire while pursuing their dreams. Despite all this adversity, they kept on going.
They were right to keep going; now they're the biggest stars in the world.
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