There’s a cute, yet very accurate, saying in Hollywood: “They became an over-night success … Ten years later.” Accurate because, like nearly every specialty or business, it takes hard work and tenacity to succeed in Hollywood. Allow me to explain using two good friends, Robert Arevalo and Skip Fredricks, as examples:
Robert Arevalo is an actor. You’ve probably viscerally enjoyed watching him die, horribly, in several Robert Rodriguez and other movies. An excellent actor, you want to cheer when his character meets a well-deserved end. He’s a large, fit martial arts expert. Always smiling and soft spoken, he’s the nicest guy you would ever want to meet off-screen.