8 Actors Who Surpassed Their Childhood Dreams
Only a small part of children comes up with the idea of becoming an actor or actress. This is very difficult to do because from an early age you need to train your charisma, memory, and be emotionally mature to cope with possible success and fame. Many parents support their kids’ wildest ideas by registering them in various castings. While many childhood actors burnout or realize they will have other jobs in adulthood, others keep their careers. Today there are many examples of how child actors became the main stars of Hollywood, and they’re now worth millions. Here are 8 stories of amazing acting success.
- Frankie Muniz ($40m Net worth)
If you want to quit acting at age 19, do it triumphantly like Frankie Muniz. The young actor got not only the starring role in the popular TV sitcom but also a super agent who knew how to make juicy contracts. After the premiere of the 7th season of Malcolm in the Middle, Frankie Muniz wanted to change his profession and he tried his luck…in auto racing. Everything worked out quite well until 2017 when the actor had an accident and broke his back. After a long rehabilitation, he returned to normal life and even finished in 3rd place in the ‘Dancing in the Stars’ show. It looks like Wolverine gave him healing abilities.
- Kristen Stewart ($70m Net worth)
Are you looking for the secret to a successful acting career? Play in a vampire love story! This secret really worked for Kristen Stewart, whose career skyrocketed after the premiere of the first film that increased her fortune by $34,000,000 in 2012. Having made enough money, Stewart acts in indie films rarely accepting invitations to participate in top blockbusters with great prospects.
- Elijah Wood ($30m Net worth)
Elijah Wood’s first experience was at the age of 7 when he had a cameo in Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl” video. Many said that one day the boy would be a great Hobbit, and they were absolutely right! The role of Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most significant in Wood’s career that has lasted for 30 years. In total, the actor appeared in 100+ films and as a result, made enough money to retire and enjoy a normal life.
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen ($500m Net worth)
Everyone remembers the star twins, right? It sounds a little strange, but they got their first roles when they were six months old. Therefore, they can not even think that once they were not famous. After 8 seasons of Full House, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen could go to school like all children, but they had other plans. They later became the youngest Hollywood producers in history by founding Dualstar Entertainment. They have also received several contracts in successful films, and the sisters have amassed $500 million to date. These days they are involved in fashion design projects, and their film career ended more than 15 years ago.
- Emma Watson ($80m Net worth)
The role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films was Emma Watson’s first professional experience. For 8 films about wizards, she has made enough money for a luxurious life, but she is single-minded. In 2010, she was recognized as the highest-paid actress at the age of 20. Watson then took a break to attend a prestigious university. If you follow her life, you know that Emma Watson continues to appear in films with high fees. So, she earned over $14m in 2017 alone.
- Natalie Portman ($60m Net worth)
Acting has always held a special place in Natalie’s life, and in 2011, she even turned down a lucrative Revlon’s modelling contract to improve her skills and star in films. Fortunately, this decision paid off in full. Throughout her career, the actress has appeared in many successful films with positive reviews and some projects that have become less popular. In any case, her name is still on the TOP List, and she is not afraid of high competition among women over 40.
- Brooke Shields ($40m Net worth)
The actress isn’t a megastar today, but she made enough money when she was in her teens. Her role in Blue Lagoon was valued at $300,000, and that’s a lot of money for the 80s, which would be roughly $1,000,000 today. For each subsequent role, Brooke Shields received over $500,000. Moving away from the acting career, Brooke married tennis player Andre Agassi, although from time to time she still gets new contracts, refusing most of them for unknown reasons.
- Leonardo DiCaprio ($260m Net worth)
This actor has come a long way to become one of the main stars of Hollywood. His career began with the role of a homeless kid in Growing Pains whose ratings continued to decline. Although young Leo has landed starring roles in Romeo & Juliet and the Basketball Diaries, his biggest break came in the movie Titanic, which housewives regularly watch. Since then, DiCaprio has earned millions of dollars for each role!