17 Actors Who Landed Roles With No Formal Training

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A-List actors might make it look effortless, but truth be told – acting is hard work. It requires tons of dedication and a wide range of skills, including the ability to become a completely different character, memorize all of your lines, and perform the most intimate scenes in front of an audience of people (talk about awkward…). With these kinds of qualifications, you'd think that everyone had to go through a rigorous acting program before they could even set foot in an audition room. But actually, some of the most popular actors haven't taken a single acting course.

While some were lucky enough to get discovered, others went out and landed auditions so they could earn a few extra bucks. And lucky for them, they eventually got to turn those small acting gigs into successful careers. See which stars got offered roles with no previous experience: