The only thing more motivating than a great success story is a great success story that happened later in one’s life. After all, who does not love a late bloomer, whose many years of struggle and tenacity have finally paid off?
Believe it or not, there are a lot of late bloomers these days who're household names. Actors like Viola Davis, Steve Carrell, and Morgan Freeman—all ubiquitous in movies today—struggled for what probably felt like a lifetime before hitting it big. Even major television hosts like Julia Child lived in anonymity until well into middle age. So, to motivate you to pursue your dreams and never give up, here are 15 people who did not get popular until after 40.
1. Samuel Jackson
The popular movie star was 46 when he performed his role as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. Before then, Samuel had struggled with drug addiction for 2 years until he got his first major role in Jungle Fever in 1991.
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