Steven Spielberg Rejected from University of Theatre, Film and Television three times. Attended school in another location. He did not finished it. Become a director before finishing. In 2002 returned to school to finally complete his work and earn his degree.
Stephenie Meyer The author of Twilight saga said the inspiration from the book came from a dream. Finished it in 3 months. Never intended to publish it, a friend suggested she should. She wrote 15 letters to literary agencies, five didn’t reply, nine rejected, one gave her a chance.
Thomas Edison When he was a child, teachers told him he was "too stupid to learn anything.“ He was sacked from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts before inventing the light bulb.
Fred Astaire In his first screen test, the testing director of MGM noted that Astaire, "Cant act. Cant sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.“ Astaire went on to become an incredibly successful actor, singer and dancer.
Oprah Winfrey She is one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. She had a hard child life. In her early days as a reporter, she has been sacked from her job as a television reporter because she was "unfit for tv."