20 Celebrities Reveal How They Got Famous

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Rosario Dawson

Celebrity Big Breaks

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Rosario Dawson didn’t want to be a star. The Rent star told New York Daily News she was surrounded by starving artists in her Lower East Side neighborhood who were working survival jobs because their art couldn’t sustain them. She wanted to be the first person in her family to go to college, but when filmmaker Larry Clark found Rosario hanging out on her stoop in 1995, he asked her to star in his upcoming movie Kids. The Harmony Korine flick became a cult classic in the vein of 13 and launched Rosario’s career alongside Chloeë Sevigny‘s, and Rosario fell in love with acting.

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