Daniel Hajek appears in the following:
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Long before playing the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Patrick was a house painter in Ohio. Then a near-death boating accident made him realize he needed to pursue his dreams.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
The singer's life has played out like a country song: leaving an abusive father, living in a car, barely scraping by. Her big break came, of all places, at a cafe that was going out of business.
Sunday, September 06, 2015
With his handlebar mustache and deep voice, he's mastered the look. And after years playing sharp-shooters in the West — and then a stranger at the bowling alley bar — he's finally happy about it.
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Before the U.S. Open, the Nike and Gatorade sponsorships and the fame, Venus and Serena Williams were taking their first swings on tennis courts in Compton, Calif. It's a source of pride in the city.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Award-winning aviator Patty Wagstaff tackles the extreme, but she was inspired by a simple takeoff gone wrong. Crawling out of the plane, she looked at her pilot and thought, "I can do a lot better."
Sunday, August 09, 2015
The actor says he got his big break because of a college crush. When she went on an audition, he tagged along, inadvertently starting a career in cologne ads, soap operas — and hit TV shows.
Saturday, August 01, 2015
The comedian and Late, Late Show band leader beatboxes, imitates and impersonates with amazing accuracy. It was a phone call from Conan O'Brien that put Watts' one-man show into the spotlight.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
In 1984, Steve McCurry was in Pakistan covering a refugee crisis for National Geographic. Captivated by a young girl's eyes, he clicked the shutter — and took one of the magazine's most iconic photos.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
The comedian once worked in advertising — until he got caught dozing on the job. So, he took his savings and stepped on stage. Still, it was years before he hit his big break: a gig on the Late Show.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Days after the comedian was diagnosed with breast cancer, she performed at the Largo nightclub in Los Angeles. Her stand-up routine, which became an album titled Live, was an instant hit.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Discovered at an Ikea in Burbank, Calif., he was a Hollywood actor by the time he was 5. But it was his performance as Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense that propelled a career that's lasted over 20 years.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
On July 5, 1980, the stage was set for the greatest rivalry in tennis: Iceman Björn Borg versus hothead John McEnroe. The match lasted four hours — and was one of the best in Wimbledon history.
Saturday, July 04, 2015
Tim Burton's shadowy tales have taken us from a pastel suburban paradise to the dark streets of Gotham City. But what would Burton's mysterious films be without Danny Elfman's iconic music?
Sunday, June 28, 2015
When a little startup called Southwest Airlines was on the brink of failure in 1972, an executive named Bill Franklin had a simple solution that saved the company: the "10-Minute Turn."
Saturday, June 20, 2015
He drove a garbage truck in LA and fibbed his way into Hollywood westerns. But Jonathan Goldsmith's big break was getting cast in Dos Equis beer commercials as "The Most Interesting Man in the World."
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Don Lessem was the dinosaur adviser for the first Jurassic Park, a job he says sounds more impressive than it was. His real big-dinosaur break happened years later, thanks to a blurry photo of a bone.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
When the distance swimmer turned 60, she vowed to complete her life's biggest challenge: a 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West. It was her fifth attempt at the feat — and, ultimately, a triumph.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Actor Kenneth Choi is best known as the boisterous Chester Ming in The Wolf of Wall Street. Growing up in Chicago, acting was his passion, but his dad didn't approve. So he ran away — to Hollywood.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Ethan and Joel Coen spent months searching for the right actress to play Mattie Ross in their 2010 film True Grit. Then, just weeks before filming, Hailee Steinfeld showed up — dressed in character.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
A young Air Force captain thought his career was over. Instead, he was invited to join a stealth program — and told, "You've got 30 seconds and if you don't say yes, this conversation never happened."