Take a seat, stop eating that burger, and listen. There are ugly people in Hollywood.
Not only are they successful, but they are famous, loved, and above all, talented. Even though they don’t fit the stereotypical “beautiful people” standard for the big screen, they do fit the talented and qualified in their field standard for success.
So strap in, get ready to have your beliefs shattered, and enjoy the ugly.
20 Ugly Actors that are successful
As seen in: Wayne’s World, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Mystery, Alaska
As seen in: Spider-man, Platoon, The English Patient, American Psycho, Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Boondock Saints, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, The Aviator
As seen in: Wedding Crashers, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction, Joe Dirt, Domino, The Stepford Wives, Man on Fire, Click, Man of the Year, Balls of Fire, Envy, Hairspray
As seen in: Ghost, Batman Returns, Tomorrow Never Dies, Death to Smoochy
As seen in: Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, Billy Madison, The Big Lebowski, Big Daddy, Con Air, Armageddon, Big Fish, The Island, The Sopranos
John C. Reilly
As seen in: Magnolia, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Boogie Nights, The Thin Red Line, The Perfect Storm, Gangs of New York, Chicago, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Helena Bonham Carter
As seen in: Fight Club, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Pruitt Taylor Vince
As seen in: Natural Born Killers, S1m0ne, Identity, Monster, Constantine, Deadwood
As seen in: Die Hard, The Goonies, License to Kill, Showgirls
As seen in: Roseanne, Law & Order: SVU, The L Word
As seen in: Tango & Cash, Apollo 13, Ed TV, My Dog Skip, Little Nicky, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Cinderella Man, How to Eat Fried Worms, Halloween
As seen in: “Yes, Dear”, Swimfan, Mulholland Dr., Shaft, Clueless, Cheers, The First Wives Club, The Addams Family, Joe Versus the Volcano, Slow Burn, A Night at the Roxbury
As seen in: Clue, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hunt for Red October, It, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Congo, A Christmas Carol, Charlie’s Angels, Scary Movie 2
As seen in: Hellboy, The Last Winter, Star Trek: Nemesis, Enemy t the Gates, Blade II, Crime and Punishment, Star Trek: Nemesis
As seen in: Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Halloween, Grindhouse, Delta Farce, The Devil’s Rejects, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Reindeer Games, Inferno, The Replacement Killers, Con Air
As seen in: Kindergarten Cop, The Practice, Carnivale, Yours, Mine and Ours, Stranger than Fiction, The Incredibles (voice of Edna)
As seen in: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Basic Instinct 2, Dragonheart, Seven Years in Tibet, The Big Lebowski, The Omen, The New World, Kingdom of Heaven, Timeline, The Island of Dr. Moreau
As seen in: Sixteen Candles, Toys, Grosse Pointe Blank, Runaway Bride, In & Out, High Fidelity, The School of Rock, Raising Helen
As seen in: Alien 3, The Usual Suspects, Hamlet, Romeo + Juliet, Dragonheart, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad, Æon Flux, The Constant Gardener, The Omen
Whew, that was a lot of ugly. But who cares? They are more famous and far richer than you or I. Not to mention they are talented, and we love to watch them because they “fit” their roles.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not cookie-cutter perfect for your goals. What matters is getting there by being unique and great at what you do.
So stop worrying if you’re not smart enough, not fast enough, not goodly at writing enough, or not beautiful enough. You’re unique and talented in your own respect, and that’s what will allow you to achieve your dreams.
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