18 Celebrities Who Prove It's Never Too Late To Become Successful.

Have you ever had the feeling that you should be further along in life? Or look around at your successful friends and wonder why you haven't done as well?

If success in one's career is a long game, then it's proven by the celebrities on this list.


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1/18. At age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job.


2/18. At age 23, Tina Fey was working at a YMCA.


3/18. At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer.

4/18. At age 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school.


5/18. At age 28, J.K. Rowling was a suicidal single parent living on welfare.



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6/18. At age 28, Wayne Coyne ( from The Flaming Lips) was a fry cook.


7/18. At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.


8/18. At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stockbroker.


9/18. At age 37, Ang Lee was a stay-at-home-dad working odd jobs.


10/18. Julia Child released her first cookbook at age 39, and got her own cooking show at age 51.


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11/18. Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didnt get the Editor-in-Chief position at Vogue, and designed her first dress at age 40.



12/18. Stan Lee didnt release his first big comic book until he was 40.


13/18. Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career and landed his first movie role at age 42.


14/18. Samuel L. Jackson didnt get his first major movie role until he was 46.


15/18. Morgan Freeman landed his first major movie role at age 52.



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16/18. Kathryn Bigelow won the Academy Award for Best Director when she made The Hurt Locker at age 57.



17/18. Grandma Moses didnt begin her painting career until age 76.


18. Louise Bourgeois didnt become a famous artist until she was 78.

Whatever your dream is, it is not too late to achieve it. You arent a failure because you havent found fame and fortune by the age of 21. Hell, its okay if you dont even know what your dream is yet. Even if youre flipping burgers, waiting tables or answering phones today, you never know where youll end up tomorrow.


Never tell yourself youre too old to make it.

Never tell yourself you missed your chance.

Never tell yourself that you arent good enough.

You can do it. Whatever it is.


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