24 Celebrities Who Got Famous By Accident

HulkHogan


It’s not every day that you’re walking down the street and someone notices you’d be great for a certain career. But that’s how some well-known stars got their start. While most celebrities strive for years to be in the lime light, some seemed to have stumbled into the spotlight of fame.

Below are 10 of these celebrities and their interesting stories.

24. Hulk Hogan

There is hardly anyone in the world who doesn’t know the name Hulk Hogan. He has often been seen fighting in the wrestling rink, and that is where most people know him from.

However, he has also made appearances as harsh but lovable characters in everything from kids’ movies to action movies. Opinions of Hulk Hogan are as varied as his roles.

But whether you love him or hate him, you’ve likely seen at least one movie that he was in or went to a wrestling match in which he was a contender.

But before Hulk Hogan was as recognizable as other top-name celebrities, he was just a guy playing in a band in Florida.

That’s right, Hulk Hogan was just another bassist for one of the underground bands in Tampa Bay, until at one of his gigs a few wrestlers saw his potential and recruited him. While training to become a wrestler, his movie career started almost as haphazardly as his wrestling career had, putting him even further towards the center of the celebrity spotlight.

Though, even at the peak of his career all he did in movies was shout and scowl at children, he became a household name.

1 of 26
  • unclesamonmars

    I can think of two reasons Pam Anderson became popular and they aren’t accidents.

  • unclesamonmars

    I think all these are called life coincidences. No one got a phone book out and called Johnny Depp at random to tell him to show up for work on a Monday.