Actor Thomas Jane lived on the streets of Los Angeles for months before he made it big in Hollywood, surviving as a busker.
The Punisher star slept on park benches in between street performances, and he is convinced that his tough times gave him the hunger he needed to finally succeed.
He says, "You have to sacrifice everything you have. I was homeless for a couple of months there. I stayed in welfare hotels in downtown L.A. and when I wasn't doing that I was living off of food stamps.
"I bought a guitar and I would sit on Hollywood Boulevard or on Santa Monica Boulevard and I would busk."