10 sverhuspeshnyh people who once suffered setbacks
Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg - all these famous people can not associate us with the word "failure".
However, before you achieve success and recognition, celebrities also suffered their failures - they were denied countless times, they were fired and did not want to admit it. In spite of this, they never gave up and always went to his goal.
Let's see, that had to go through some famous people to become what we know them today.
failed a contest for young talents In 1993, Beyonce
Before becoming "Queen Bey", Beyonce, speaking then as a part of the dance rap group Girl's Tyme, not won the popular US talent show "Star Search".
As acknowledged by the singer, her band, which later became known as the Destiny's Child, he lost because of a bad song.
Now, after more than twenty years of the most successful and highly paid pop and R & B singer, whose albums are breaking all sales records, it included the recording of a distant and disastrous competition in the new clip "Flawless".
Disney assured that his Mickey Mouse is doomed to failure
Before you create your own cartoon empire Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas."
In 1921, Disney creates his first animation company in Kansas City, and enters into a contract with a distribution company in New York, which was going to sell his cartoons. Once the company has ceased to pay Disney, and he was forced to close his company.
This led to the fact that the multiplier was nothing to pay the rent and had to eat dog food. MGM Studios company that Walt Disney tried to sell Mickey Mouse in 1927, said that the project is doomed to failure, t. To. The giant mouse on the screen will scare women.
And it was not all the tests, prepared for the Disney lot. But he continued to take risks, and the result of his work are 29 "Oscars" and the dream that haunted him since childhood.
J. K. Rowling lived on the dole
Before you write an international bestseller, giving the world of Harry Potter author JK Rowling was a single mother and lived on welfare. At the same time, Rowling managed to attend school while writing "Harry Potter" in the cafe.
Since the first publication of the novel "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," a book of this series have gained immense popularity, and Rowling's condition is now estimated at $ 1 billion.
Oprah Winfrey deemed "incompetent for television"
After working for six o'clock news assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Oprah Winfrey was fired because of low transmission ratings. Later successful media mogul recalled the episode as "my first and worst failure of a television career."
Winfrey then met with Gayle King, who becomes her best friend, producer and editor of O, The Oprah Magazine.
Seven years after his failure Winfrey moved to Chicago, where her same name talk show host for 25 years is shown in 146 countries, and the American weekly "TV Guide" included him in a list of "50 greatest shows in American history." Currently, Oprah Winfrey launched her own channel.
Stephen King received 30 refusals before his novel "Carrie" was published
In 1973, Stephen King worked as an English teacher in Maine and to make ends meet, he wrote short stories for magazines for small fees. That same year, the writer receives an advance of $ 2,500 for his first novel "Carrie". But received more than 30 failures in the publication of the novel, King waved his hand at the book.
Later, at the urging of his wife King still decides to re-sell the rights to the manuscript, and in 1974 the novel in millions of copies and become a cult classic.
Starting in 2011, total sales of Stephen King's books is estimated at between 300 and 350 million copies.
Oliver Stone gave up his studies at Yale University
The owner of three "Oscars" film director Oliver Stone was expelled from the prestigious Yale University, to write his first novel, which was later rejected by all publishers. Yet when in 1998 published a novel, the book is not a great success with readers, and Stone went to South Vietnam as an English teacher.
A few years later Stone enlisted in the Army in Vietnam, where he was involved in a major battle for fire support base Burt, was wounded twice and returned from the war with several military awards (including the "Bronze Star" and "Purple Heart"). This experience inspired the director to create his films: "Platoon," "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Natural Born Killers".
Steven Spielberg twice could not go to film school
The most famous film director and the cash in the history of world cinema tried twice to go to film school at the University of Southern California and twice rejected it with a summary - "too untalented." Then he entered the Technical College, but does not complete it, and begins a career filmmaker. It is interesting that in 2002, 37 years after entering the university, Spielberg still finishing it and gets a bachelor's degree in "Production of films and electronic effects."
In an interview with Spielberg emphasized the importance of higher education to build a successful career.
"The Beatles" Group was rejected by the record company
When the British rock band has just made its first steps in a career in music, the record company "Decca" showed no interest in their songs, saying that "they do not like their sound, and guitar band out of fashion, so they do not have future in show business. "
Hugh Jackman fired from the store
Before you play the role of Wolverine in the sci-fi blockbuster "X-Men," Jackman was fired from the store 7-Eleven, where he worked as a cashier.
"I was fired after six weeks of work, because the boss said that I talked too much with the customers", - said the actor.
Elvis Presley was fired after his first appearance
In 1954, when the name of Elvis Presley has not boomed in the United States, the manager, "Ancient Grand Opera" singer Jimmy Denny said: "You have no future, son. Come better behind the wheel of his truck. " In the end, Elvis became one of the most popular singers of America.