A surprising number of celebrities earned their law degree prior to becoming well-known to the world, (even these child stars, according to Business Insider) and although they did not ultimately stay in the law field, it is likely that none of them consider the time or effort to have been wasted. According to law firm Gilbert & Bourke, knowledge of the law and how it works, while not essential to getting by in life, is still a very useful body of information that often has relevance to other areas of life. Here are some recognizable entertainers noted by Lloyd Duhaime, who at one time were preparing for a very different kind of career and lifestyle.
Many fans had their first opportunity to admire Gerard Butler’s acting talents in the movie called ‘300’, which was based on an amazing and courageous stand that a few hundred Spartan warriors managed against an entire army of Persians in the Battle of Thermopylae. Butler played the role of King Leonidas, the charismatic Spartan leader, and his portrayal skyrocketed him to international stardom.
Butler made the switch to acting after realizing that the best he might achieve was becoming a small-town lawyer somewhere in his native Scotland, whereas the lure of acting in Hollywood had limitless opportunities. [Read more…] about 5 Famous People Who Were Lawyers