Some children make their break in Hollywood at a young age. They are naturally attracted to the world of performance and quickly gain a loyal fan base. Other striving actors, however, either struggle to make it, working menial jobs on the side to make ends meet or just do not have luck and the right timing on their side. Some of Hollywood’s most successful actors did not reach the big time until their later years. Read on to find out who they are and why it took years to land the roles of their lives.
10. Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm got his big break in 2007 when he landed the role of Don Draper in Mad Men at the age of thirty-six. Although he acted in his first lead role as Winnie the Pooh in Grade 1, he put theater aside after graduation to become a drama teacher. Hamm then struggled to land acting gigs while waiting tables. Just before he turned thirty years old, he joined the cast of Providence, which led to roles in films and television series. One of the reasons for his late entry into show business could be his appearance; he looks older than his age.