14 Celebrities Who Owe Their Fame To Other Famous People

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It's never surprising to learn that famous people know one another. We picture them going to the same parties and belonging to the same secret societies. But it turns out they're even more interdependent than you thought, to the point that some celebrities completely owe their fame to other famous people.

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WHAT FAMOUS FRIEND TALKED JOHNNY DEPP INTO TRYING HIS HAND AT ACTING? (Not Jackie Earle Haley.) Johnny was trying to make it as a musician when a mutu

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Back when Vin Diesel was still a struggling actor, he made a short film about a (surprise) struggling actor, called Multi-Facial. Steven Spielberg saw

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CRACKED COM Dennis Hopper's career was saved by John Wayne. Hopper had been ostracized from Hollywood for eight years during the 60s - until Wayne and

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Dan Harmon moved to California because Oliver Stone had optioned his friend Rob Schrab's comic, Scud: The Disposable Assassin. The friends were so con

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Dr Phil used to be Oprah's legal consultant during a case. She liked him SO much she gave him a TV show.

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CRACKEDCOR COM Lisa Loeb was friends and neighbors with Ethan Hawke, who was Starring in the movie Reality Bites. Hawke played the single Stay (1 Miss

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SLEEPING IN A VAN CRACKEDCON AND WAITING TABLES AT BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO., IS WHERE ACTRESS RAE DAWN CHONG (DAUGHTER OF LEGENDARY COMEDAN, TOMMY CHONGD

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Michael C. Hall got his big break when he met award winning director Sam Mendes at an acting workshop. When Alan Cumming dropped out of the lead role

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Iggy Pop was an out of control drug addict when David Bowie took him under his wing. After helping Pop wean himself off drugs, Bowie helped him write

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Before he became a mega sensation, Ed Sheeran used to sleep on Jamie Foxx's couch. The two first met on Foxx's radio showb impressing Foxx sO much tha

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Bumping into screenwriter Jill Mazursky made J.J. Abrams' careers At the mall, Abrams had a chance run-in with Jill Mazursky, screenwriter and daughte

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Donald Sutherland owes his career, from M*A*S*Hto The Hunger Games, to Christopher Plummer. Sutherland was told he should move from England to Califor

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Terry Bradshaw, former NFL quarterback, credits Phil Robertson (of Duck Dynasty) for his success. CRAGN Bradshaw was backup QB to Robertson at Louisia

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Hugh Jackman says he owes his career to Russell Crowe Crowe passed on the role of Wolverine, and then recommended his friend Hugh for the job, which e