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7 Famous Entertainers Who Were Told They Had No Talent

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No matter who you are or how hard you work, there will always be someone ready to tell you that you'll never be good enough to truly achieve your dreams.

Whether they longed to be actors, dancers or singers, these famous entertainers had to face a lot of setbacks before they became who they are today. One thing they all have in common is that someone told these world-class entertainers that they had no talent.

Their success just goes to prove that you should never let a hater hold you back from your dreams!

7. Boy George

Before he became "Boy George," he was more commonly known as George O'Dowd. Young George told his career counselor that he wished to be a musician. The cruel adviser laughed in his face and convinced him to work in a factory instead.

Being young, he took the counselor's advice, toiling away in an apple packing factory. He didn't last more than five weeks, when he realized that there truly was only one calling for his life.

He would go on to top international music charts, win a Grammy and a Brit Award and found his own record label, More Protein.

6. Gary Oldman

What would the world be without Gary Oldman? No one could bring to life such diverse characters like Lee Harvey Oswald, Sid Vicious and Harry Potter character Sirius Black.

He almost didn't make it into show business after he failed his audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. The judges told him he couldn't act and that he should seek out another career.

Thankfully, he tried again and earned a bachelor's degree in theater arts from Britain's Rose Bruford College. He has gone on to win several awards including two BAFTA Awards and multiple Critics' choice awards.

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Before he became an actor, Schwarzenegger made his name in bodybuilding. But when he came to Hollywood with dreams of being an actor, most people laughed at him - they said it was a pipe dream:

His accent was too strange, his body was "overly developed," and English speakers couldn't pronounce his name.  

Arnold was ambitious though, and he refused to let the naysayers get him down. He would go on to star in the Terminator series that later exploded into a massively popular franchise, earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and go on to be elected Republican Governor of California.

Not bad for a guy with a 'weird accent.'

Turn the page to see who else made it despite being told they were terrible entertainers...

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