Movie Stars: Luck, Fate, Getting a Break

Aspiring actors wishing to be stars hope to get a break.

Getting a break may be a result of a simple chance meeting, or encounter.

The patronage of an influential movie person can be crucial. That person can be a talent scout, an agent or manager, a director, a producer, or even a mogul and studio head.

Louis B. Mayer and Jack Warner, among others, were known for cultivating their own favorite actors by awarding them suitable roles and promoting their careers through extensive publicity campaigns.