5 Celebrities Who Were Born With A Physical Problem, But Didn't Let It Stop Them From Reaching The Top

Date January 16, 2018

We often look for countless excuses for not doing something. We postpone it and convince ourselves that it isn't the right moment or that we're not capable of doing it, but they're just excuses. It turns out that there are people who are born with severe disabilities and physical problems, which would be considered genuine excuses.

However, these people don't allow their circumstances to become excuses. They work hard, are disciplined, and reach the heights of their chosen professions. In this article, we'll get to know a little more about the stories of 5 celebrities who were born with a physical problem, but who never used it as an excuse to achieve their goals.

1. Forest Whitaker


The talented actor was born with a condition known as blepharoptosis in his left eye. The problem affects his vision and, by Hollywood standards, it isn't exactly aesthetically pleasing. This didn't stop him from being considered one of Hollywood's most versatile actors.

2. Winnie Harlow


Winnie Harlow has become a highly sought-after model on the most famous runways in the world. The odd thing is that she suffers from vitiligo, which discolors large parts of her skin. But this girl dreamed of becoming a model, a profession which relies on physical appearance, and she didn't let her condition stop her from achieving her goals.

3. Peter Dinklage


The famous Game of Thrones and Narnia actor may have felt discouraged many times and thought that he'd never reach stardom because of his dwarfism. Now, he's won several awards thanks to his role of Tyrion Lannister in the TV series Game of Thrones.

4. Sylvester Stallone


There were complications while his mother was giving birth to him, which led doctors to sever a nerve in Stallone's head. As a result, the lower left part of his face is paralyzed.

5. Marlee Matlin


Marlee is a famous Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress. At the age of 18 months, she lost most of her hearing, 100% in one ear and 80% in the other.

Impressive stories, right? Life is all about discipline and the willingness to overcome hardship. These actors have shown plenty of those traits.

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