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Nine actors and actresses to whom fame and success only came to maturity

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Throughout Hollywood history we have seen it all. Child actors, young promises who became legends and also stars who seemed to have the world in their hands, but disappeared from show business for various reasons. However, the mecca of cinema also brought us closer to artists who became famous after their 40s. Interpreters who came for a long time on the substitute bench until the magic wand made them headlines and they became the star players. Because as the saying goes, better late than never.

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz (Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)

This Austrian-born actor is currently 64 years old and a big thank you to the director Quentin Tarantino, who knew how to give him the necessary push so that the world enjoyed his performance. Inglorious Bastards it was the film that brought him to his own fame. The opening scene of the film, where he plays Nazi Colonel Hans Landa and culminates with “Au revoir Shoshana”! It is worth the entire film and led him directly to win an Oscar when he was 52 years old. Two years later he would repeat the award for another Tarantino film, Django unchained.

Peter dinklage

Peter Dinklage (Credit: Shutterstock)

Impossible not to associate his name with Tyrion Lannister from game of Thrones. The epic and now classic HBO series gave this English actor what he needed to establish himself worldwide after participating in secondary roles. His role was one of the most beloved in the series, a role that came to him at the age of 43, after having rejected job proposals that stereotyped him.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis (Credit: Mark Blinch / Reuters)

The actress who already has an Oscar at home is currently 55 years old and only became famous at 42 when, after participating in minor roles, she was part of the film The doubt beside Meryl streep and Amy adams. From this participation – with which he achieved several nominations for the most important awards – Davis’ career did not stop growing. How to get away with a murder positioned her as the star of a super popular series. This work alternated with great films such as The Help, Fences and the most current (available on Netflix and that would give him a new nomination for the Oscars) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Bob odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk (Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters)

We met him as Saul Goodman in Breaking bad and we immediately bond with Bob. That blackmail lawyer who was linked to drug trafficker Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, knew how to win over fans. Odenkirk was 46 years old at the time and without realizing it, the opportunity of his professional life had come to him. So much so that he managed to have his own series Better call saul that with its own imprint was able to generate one of the best spin off of the series. With his 58 years over, Bob’s work does not stop shining and he goes for more.

Allison janey

Allison janey

The 61-year-old actress won an Oscar for her supporting role in Me tonya, became famous in the series The West Wing when he was almost 40 years old. From that role, as White House press secretary, Janey became known worldwide and job offers multiplied. American Beauty, The Hours, Hairspray, Juno and the aforementioned Yo Tonya are some of the dozens of movies in which we saw Allison act. Awarded a thousand times, the career of this actress who started late seems to have no end.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson (Credit: Etienne Laurent / EFE)

He is another actor who owes a lot to director Quentin Tarantino. Pulp fiction was released back in 1994 and would become the film that would change the history of Hollywood and also of Samuel L. Jackson. The actor was then 46 years old and his career was beginning to flourish. His films and his particular style of speaking with his own accent, make Jackson one of the most beloved actors in the industry, whose success came a little late.

Octavia spencer

Octavia Spencer (Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters)

Your participation in The Help (Cross Stories) gave him fame that he did not achieve with his previous appearances in Hollywood. It was the year 2011 and Octavia was 41 years old. Her role as Minnie Jackson earned her an Academy Award and all the producers focused on her. Movies like Hidden Figures, The Shape of Water and Ma that would take her to the top of the best actresses in the industry.

Jon hamm

Jon Hamm (Shutterstock)

Hamm’s career is divided between before the series Mad men and after her. His role as Don Draper gave him international fame that until then he had not achieved. He was 36 when the series began and immediately fell in love with everyone. Completed in 2015, the actor was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic for his addiction to alcohol and today at almost 50 years old he is trying to find another success of the stature of Mad men.

Jane lynch

Jane Lynch (Credit: Todd Williamson / NBC / Handout via Reuters)

Fame knocked on his door at age 49 when he joined the series of Ryan murphy, Glee. There she gave life to Sue who with her gymnastics team and the face of few friends, managed to make the audience adore her. His career took flight after this production and that’s how it came The wonderful Mrs. Maisel and Space force.



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