The rest became history in a galaxy far, far away.
Jessica Chastain had trouble getting parts until she was 34 because of her hair color.
In the last three years, Jessica Chastain's career has shot into the stratosphere with award-winning performances in films like "Zero Dark Thirty," but early on she had trouble getting roles.
"Being a redhead and not having very conventionally modern looks, it was confusing for people and they didn't know exactly where to put me," she told the Huffington Post about her early career struggles.
That changed when Chastain landed her breakout role in 2011's "The Help." Next, she'll be in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" with Matthew McConaughey.
While Jeong had small roles in films like "Knocked Up" (in which he played a doctor), it wasn't until 2009's "The Hangover" that Jeong transitioned away from medicine and fully embraced the fame of celebrity.
Kathryn Joosten was a nurse and didn't get her big break until she was 60.
Joosten was a mother and psychiatric nurse for years, but after hearing her mother on her deathbed confess that she "regretted not having pursued her dreams" Joosten signed up for acting classes at age 42 in order to pursue her own.
Jackson's role in the film became almost immediately iconic which led to Jackson starring in other popular films like "The Avengers," and the "Star Wars" prequels leading to one of the coolest careers in Hollywood.
Regis Philbin wasn't a household name until he was 57.