Great things always take time. There are several people in the world who became famous only after 40. So, patience is one of the keys to success. Here are the list 20 people who became famous after 40.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson got his big breakthrough in Crime movie Pulp Fiction. His acting as Winnfield was widely recognized.


Samuel L. Jackson career took a peak during his 40s. He starred in numerous hit movies including ‘A Time to Kill’ and ‘Snakes on a plane’. He didn’t strike something big until his 40s and performed a minor role in the movies like ‘Coming America’ and 'Do the Right Thing’.

At the age of 46, he got his big breakthrough in Crime movie Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino. His performance as Winnfield was critically acclaimed. He became the iconic figure in the Hollywood industry.

Leading his own line, he then appeared in numerous famous movies including The Avengers, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight and Star Wars prequel trilogy. Till date, the 69-years-old Jackson has won twenty-one awards for his critically acclaimed performance.