Acting is a serious business. Not only do you need to have solid knowledge of the entertainment industry to go far, it’s also dually noted that you should have acting training to learn more about your craft.

Well, we all thought wrong, according to these celebrities, they had no formal acting training at all!

In fact, the celebrities on this list have had the most interesting lives and were discovered in the weirdest ways.

So, if you’re thinking about becoming an actor but don’t have the money or time for acting school – there is still hope for you yet.

Check out these actors who have had no formal training, yet have become household names in the Hollywood acting world…;

1. Jim Carrey


At 16, Carrey dropped out of high school to support his family. He auditioned for a number of small TV roles but it wasn’t until he was cast in Living In Colour that his career rocketed. After the show, Carrey landed Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, the comedic role that set him up for life.