The Story of Norman Reedus's First Acting Opportunity

  • Published on Feb 26, 2019
  • Norman Reedus found acting late, and he wasn't even really looking for it, nor did he realize that acting was a real art form.
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Comments • 23

  • Alexa Pellerin
    Alexa Pellerin 2 months ago +2

    I love this channel so much. please never stop making videos!!

  • cats linkinpark
    cats linkinpark 2 months ago +3

    If you ask me 90% of famous actress or actors or singers are not famous beacuse of talent but they are famous cuz they are lucky that somebody has discoverd them

  • Rob Vespa
    Rob Vespa 2 months ago +5

    So... what Norman is saying is that he got extraordinarily lucky and won the lottery of life.

    • burrichgrrl57
      burrichgrrl57 2 months ago +2

      +Rob Vespa Perhaps I felt to need to respond because I felt you were dismissive of the energy and work he has put into what he has. When you express an opinion on a public forum someone might respond to you. No need to get salty about it. In fact I began my single paragraph by saying "That is true..." My point is that even good luck can't make a successful life. He has been lucky and created a good life with the opportunities that luck has brought him.

    • Rob Vespa
      Rob Vespa 2 months ago

      +burrichgrrl57 I'm not sure why you're telling me this. I'm not the person to be saying these things to. I only said he got lucky. Nothing else.

      You don't need to make a case for someone else when no one is making one against them - and even if they were, contextually speaking, it isn't your responsibility.

      I'm sure there's more to it than Mr. Reedus being talented. It seems like he's down to Earth, dependable and just plain nice. Those traits go a long way. That typed, I don't know him. Perhaps you do. It sounds like it.
      You can get lucky and succeed. You can be an awful person and be rewarded for it. Hard work and talent don't necessarily equate to success. There is luck involved.

      If you watched this video, you already know there was a series of unlikely coincidences involved in Norman getting a break. Straight from his lips. It was basically handed to him. He got lucky.
      Regarding the longevity of his career... well, yes. There's probably something to that.

    • burrichgrrl57
      burrichgrrl57 2 months ago +2

      Rob Vespa That is true but he has always made things happen for himself. You can get lucky and still blow it. This guy has worked hard and paid his dues. There is a reason why talented people want to work with him. He has talent and uses every minute he gets well.

  • Southpaw Billings
    Southpaw Billings 2 months ago +24

    I love Sam Jones because he actually lets his guests talk and he’s so genuine and authentic

  • sab walkswithpurpose
    sab walkswithpurpose 2 months ago +1

    Must be nice to just fall into opportunities with no effort...pft! Not worry about real life issues...sigh. Well, I guess that clues people in like this that they aren't ordinary.

    • burrichgrrl57
      burrichgrrl57 2 months ago

      +Phyllis 9654 Back at ya, Sister. :-)

    • Phyllis 9654
      Phyllis 9654 2 months ago

      +burrichgrrl57 A fellow true fan. Thank You. 😊

    • burrichgrrl57
      burrichgrrl57 2 months ago +1

      +sab walkswithpurpose Maybe his "charmed life" is that he is Norman Reedus. That wasn't the last time that someone with an eye for a good thing decided to bet on him. He has taken every opportunity presented to him and run with them. After all, he is the guy who showed up for work that day at a job he was doing because he needed the money rather than the desire to be an actor. I wonder what happened to the actor who had the opportunity to play in the lead role and dropped the ball. Norman Reedus ended up with a casting agent after that performance. He has been lucky but he is also extremely hard working. He is earning his success every day. You are not a fan, I respect that, but I am so I know, as any of his fans do, that he is genuinely grateful for his success. I just hate to see his accomplishments dismissed as a product of luck or a charmed life rather than work. And the idea that he doesn't have to deal with "adult issues" just isn't fair either. He has the financial means now that help ease issues but none of us are ever going to be immune from the hardest and most painful adult issues, like sickness or loss of loved ones. No amount of celebrity or money or where you are born in the world helps with that.

    • sab walkswithpurpose
      sab walkswithpurpose 2 months ago

      +burrichgrrl57 I don't know anything about any of that. You took it personally because apparently your a fan and that's fine. I won't take it personally. I just know that he is living a charmed life. I'm not immature enough to think that he hasn't struggled because people have and do. But most continue to struggle their whole lives. Most people who live in western society have it a lot easier than people throughout the world and maybe I sound a bit salty...he doesn't care so? But *shrug*...It's a continuous process to be grateful for what you have no matter what because life's short. That's all I know.

    • burrichgrrl57
      burrichgrrl57 2 months ago +2

      sab walkswithpurpose Is sitting with your dying father until he passed away a real life issue? How about being in a car crash that disfigured your face so much that you thought you would never be able to find another acting job again and left you with chronic headaches? How about living in a foreign country and being so poor that you were grateful to the Italian ladies who bought the cat paintings you sold on the street, always feeling that they did it because they felt sorry for you. He's in a penthouse now but he wasn't always. He's followed his muse and worked hard to get what he has and he is still working hard.

  • vmwindustries
    vmwindustries 2 months ago +5

    It was a small scene for him, but he plays a great crazy character in a movie called Pandorium and he really set the tone for it. Hes a great actor.

  • acho oraha
    acho oraha 2 months ago

    🎤👍♪ ♫ ♬👌 ♫ 🎶 ❤👌👏 nice SHOW you done in here,

  • GentleBen
    GentleBen 2 months ago +2

    Boondock Saints, Walking Dead, PT and Death Stranding brought me here

  • Phyllis 9654
    Phyllis 9654 2 months ago +19

    I absolutely love Norman's voice. I could listen to him all day. He is a very good actor, and I love him on TWD.

  • Daniel Lasker
    Daniel Lasker 2 months ago +3

    First comment!
    Also, Norman is amazing...

    • Calski
      Calski 2 months ago

      ur not first