Want to be an actor?

If so, then, apparently, you should arrange to have an injury that puts an end to the athletic career you were planning. The latest in what I now realize is a long series of similar stories (involving a variety of different sports), from the Wikipedia article on Miguel Ángel Silvestre:

He was going to become a professional tennis player, but he suffered an injury in a Hungarian tournament. He later decided to study kinesiotherapy until his aunt introduced him in the world of theatre.

For Silvestre it was tennis. For other actors, it was baseball, football, basketball, hockey, whatever. But then they found the theatre.

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