There are ideas that we accept, which are also easy to dismantle.
For example, if you think that to succeed in life, you have to be beautiful and intelligent, you’re wrong. Certainly this can help you, but if you have no skill in your field, you will soon be exposed and dismissed.
To illustrate this example, here are 13 celebrities who will prove to you that talent and ambition are far more important than physical beauty if you want to succeed in life.
1. Tilda Swinton
The actress has always been aware of having a different look and preferred to make it work for her rather than just accept it. Today, she even laughs at the fact that all her friends really have to pay attention to their looks to keep their hair beautiful, to always dress well, etc. That’s a problem she has naver had to face.
2. Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie knows perfectly well that he is far from having the perfect looks. With that being said, he believes that no actor should give much importance to their appearance. In fact, for him it’s an integral part of the authenticity of being on the screen.
3. Eva Green
Eva Green’s beauty is totally far from the usual context seen in magazines. But her particular beauty and acting skills have allowed her to have a great and successful career. In an interview with British InStyle, she even sais, " In Los Angeles, I feel like the ugly duckling, like I’m from Venus or something."
4. Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch likes to compare his looks to geometric shapes: he claims that his features are hard and angular." At first, I was afraid I’d be left out, but in time I realized the place I’m at right now can only be deserved with skill. And I thank providence for giving me this clue because I began working hard and success eventually came!”
"I don’t like myself only when I’m tired. If you show me two pictures with one of me being ugly and the other of me exhausted, I’ll only be worried about the latter."
6. Daniel Craig
It’s hard to believe, but the choice of Daniel Craig to play the role of James Bond has made caused a lot of controversy with the film’s fans, who thought he was neither beautiful enough nor talented enough to play this role. However, Daniel has nailed them all with his exceptional performance by becoming the best-paid James Bond of all time.
7. Cate Blanchett
Although Cate Blanchett became the most beautiful Elf in the world, at school, she was laughed at by her classmates who called her "Maypole" and "Toad" because of her big mouth. She even thought she had tiny eyes and horrible ears.
“Over the years, I stopped thinking too much about myself and my looks. Aging is a natural and fascinating part of our development.”
8. Vincent Cassel
Nature didn’t give him perfect looks, but the villains he has played in movies have so much charisma that his characters have become very endearing. This French actor is even excellent playing the bad guy, so much that he has become a fantasy for women all over.
9. Hilary Swank
This young lady doesn’t care what people think, how dare she! She has also said that the roles she prefers to play were those where she’s not very feminine. Hilary Swank never dreamed of being a beauty. " I was 16, and I’ll confess that at the time I was taking it hard that I wasn’t a girl, a kid anymore, but a young woman. That I should look and act so that others liked me, so that I achieved success. All that made me so anxious.”
10. Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem often gives the image of a tough guy because of his hard features and rugged looks. In reality, it’s just the opposite: he’s a shy and gentle guy, and the image he has earned upsets him tremendously. However, viewers have never been disappointed by his performances and love the fact that he still lives his roles 100%. Javier said about his appearance: " When I see myself on a magazine cover, I realize the world has gone crazy."
11. Chloe Stevens Sevigny
Chloë made a name for herself with her performance as Jennie in Kids. It was her temper and not her beauty that made fans love her! "I’m not your classic beauty, and I think girls shouldn’t strive to be perfect.”
12. Tim Roth
Tim is invariably ironic about his looks, saying, “I’m a very unsightly person,” or ”Let’s admit I’m not Brad Pitt."
13. Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is obviously aware that she’s not a beauty in the true sense of the word. But for her, the key to success lies in self-confidence. " I try to dress appropriately for my age, and I’m a realist about what I look like. If those physical things were my insecurities, I’d be thrilled. What wonderful problems. My insecurities are more substantial than that. I worry first and foremost about my children and their health. My husband and his. I worry about what work opportunities will come up.”