It's never too late: people who achieved fame after the age of 30

It's never too late: people who achieved fame after the age of 30

Modern society expects us to climb the social ladder at a young age. This does not mean, however, that we cannot achieve success later.

Many of the people we know today, practically all of us, are were considered mere mortals for much of their lives, who achieved fame posthumously or very late in life. Each of them is in one way or another contributed to our society and deserves to be introduced. These people prove that it's never too late!


Stan Lee

The legendary comic book writer, who passed away last November, started working at the age of 17. His efforts paid off in 1961, when published his first comic at the age of 39, but today they are his characters portrayed in movies, which apply to most watched this moment.

Morgan Freeman

Freeman was passionate about acting from a young age. After graduating from high school, he joined the US Air Force, but he never gave up on his dream of becoming an actor. gave up. The first prominent role is in the film Street Smart (Street Smart, 1987) played only in the 50s.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson paved his way to fame with his portrayal of Jules Winnfield in Tarantino's blockbuster Šund (Pulp Fiction, 1994). He had then 46 year.

Harrison Ford


At the beginning of his acting career, Harrison Ford could not find a role that he was satisfied with. For this reason, he decided to become Carpenter. At the age of 35, when he got the role of Han Solo in the movie Star Wars (Star Wars, 1977), his wishes were only granted.

Christoph Waltz

The Austrian-German actor has appeared in films and series throughout his career, securing international fame with the role of Hans Landa in Action Inglorious Basterds, 2009).

Colonel Sanders

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"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken." -Colonel Sanders Harland David Sander born on September 9, 1890, in Henryville, Indiana. After his father died when he was 6 years old, Sanders became responsible for feeding and taking care of his younger brother and sister. Beginning at the age of 10, he held down numerous jobs, including farmer, streetcar conductor, railroad fireman and insurance salesman. At age 40, Sanders was running a service station in Kentucky, where he would also feed hungry travelers, Sanders eventually moved his operation to a restaurant across the street, and featured a fried chicken so notable that he was named a Kentucky colonel in 1935 by Governor Ruby Laffoon. After closing the restaurant in 1952, Sanders devoted himself to franchising his chicken business. He traveled across the country, cooking batches of chicken from restaurant to restaurant. Striking deals that paid him a nickel for every chicken the restaurant sold. His first franchise sale went to Pete Harman of Salt Lake City. In 1964, with more than 600 franchised outlets, he sold his interest in the company for $2 million to a group of investors. Kentucky Fried Chicken went public in 1966, and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1969. More than 3,500 franchised and company-owned restaurants were in worldwide operation when Heublein Inc. acquired KFC corporation in 1971 for $285 million. KFC became a subsidiary of RJ Reynolds Industries, Inc., when Heublein Inc. was acquired by Reynolds in 1982. KFC was acquired in October 1986 from RJR Nabisco, Inc. by PepsiCo, Inc., for approximately $840 million. "The east way is efficacious and speedy, the hard way arduous and long. But, as the clock ticks, the easy way becomes harder and the hard way becomes easier. And as the calendar records the years, it becomes increasingly evident that the easy way rests hazardously upon shifting sands, where as the hard way builds solidly a foundation of confidence that cannot be swept away." -Colonel Sanders Cited: Biography.com

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Father of chain restaurants Kentucky Fried Chicken he did various jobs in his life. He opened his first restaurant in 30s of the 20th century, while he founded the famous franchise at the age of 62 (in 1952).

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson, before he became famous, tested as a forklift driver and truck. He got his first acting role at the age of 25, and his fame came from the film Schindler's List (Schindler's List, 1993) achieved at the age of 40.

JK Rowling

The famous writer came forward with the release of the Harry Potter books had to deal with many problems (divorce, poverty and depression). She successfully coped with all the obstacles and in 1997, when she was 32 years old, published the first part of a popular book collection.

Susan Boyle

TV show Britain's Got Talent 2009 Scottish singer Susan Boyle was remembered as life turning pointsa. She shone with her beautiful voice at the age of 47.

Sylvester Stallone


Sylvester Stallone had trouble finding jobs in his youth, and at one point in his life, he was said to be even a homeless person. Things changed completely when he earned a role in his 30s Rocky.

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