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Before They Were Famous: Legendary Career Failures

Posted September 25, 2013, by Molly Wiltshire-Bridle

With their lavish lifestyles, multi-million dollar mansions and private island getaways, it can be easy to forget that many of our best-known famous faces haven’t always trodden a path paved with gold.

Admittedly, many celebs have had it handed to them on a silver platter (anyone else thinking of a certain celebrity clan with the initials KK?), but most have had to learn the hard way that success is rarely achieved on the first try.

Just like us common folk, film stars, sporting heroes and CEOs alike have all experienced their fair share of career failures and setbacks.

So next time you’re questioning the earthly origins of the rich and famous, take a look at some of their rebukes, rebuffs and outright rejections. It should dish up a wholesome reminder that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

Molly Wiltshire-Bridle

Academy Xi
AD1 College
AIM Business School
All Health Training
Australasian College of Health and Wellness
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian Fitness Academy
Australian HR Institute
Australian Institute of Business
Australian Institute of ICT
Australian Institute of Management Education and Training
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Builders Academy Australia
Charles Sturt University
College Australia
College for Adult Learning
Deakin University
Dūcere
Edith Cowan University
Fit Education
Foundation Education
General Assembly
Griffith University
Hammond Institute
James Cook University Online
La Trobe University Online (Delivered by Didasko)
MCI Institute
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Monarch Institute
Monash University
National College Australia
Onfit Training College
Redmako Learning
RMIT Online
The Hotel School
The National Finance Institute
TrainSmart Australia
UNE Partnerships
UniSA Online
University of Adelaide
Torrens University
University of New England
Southern Cross University