If you fail, try again. If you fail again ... try being famous?
Might sound silly, but that's pretty much how it worked out for these actors, celebrities and TV personalities. All had something very different in mind when it came to a career and whether it was being a lawyer, a priest or an art historian, they actually tried it out for a little. But fate had something else in mind for them, so when their first options fell flat, things ended up working out quite nicely anyway.