Too mediocre where did not take Freud Einstein Churchill and other famous people
Flashmob # mehanevzali showed that people oftenmistaken and denied those who should have said yes. Several interesting stories about unfair criticism of well-known scientists, writers, politicians and artists who managed to succeed.
The most fun in life is when you are shot and missed
# They moved me to the senior classes (and three times - to the military school)
It's hard to believe that the formidable Winston Churchilloften failed in childhood and youth. He had to change three schools because of health problems and poor grades. Researchers note that his last school was Harrow, but he did not survive to high school. In 1893, at the third attempt, Churchill enrolled at the Royal Military School in Sandhurst - for his luck, some of the applicants released their studies.
I was criticized by professors who did not like me because of my independence and closed my way to science
# moved to Zurich Polytechnic
At the age of 16, Einstein came to Switzerland toto pass the entrance exams to the Higher Technical School in Zurich (this educational institution was briefly called polytechnic), because I decided at all costs to become a teacher of physics. Einstein passed the exam in mathematics, but botany and French failed. The director of the school advised the future scientist to learn a little more at school, get a certificate of maturity and then try again. The second time was more successful, but on this Einstein's failures did not end. For a long time he could not find a job and was not even taken to the Swiss army (he got the citizenship of this country in 1901), since they found flat feet and veins.
He lacks creativity and imagination
# moved me to draw cartoons
In his youth, Walt Disney was accepted as a cartoonist innewspaper The Kansas City Star, but he stayed there for a short while: he was fired, saying that he is not creative enough and can not come up with anything memorable. It so happened that as a result of The Kansas City Star became the property of Disney: his studio bought the ABC channel, which owned the publication. Success Disney did not immediately: he several times remained bankrupt, received many refusals from different studios. So, for example, on MGM Mickey Mouse was rejected. Representatives of the studio thought that the mouse would scare off the female audience.
Disney just did not know what to do with it
# moved to Walt Disney's studio
When Tim Burton was 18, he begged WaltDisney to pay attention to his children's book. However, he received a polite refusal (in fact, he was polite only because he was written by the secretary). Three years later, Burton still got a job at the studio of Walt Disney, where several years he was a character designer and animator. In the same place, he shot his first animated film - "Vincent" lasting 6 minutes.
Later Burton compared work at the studio withservice in the armed forces. Apparently, it was difficult for him to adjust to the Disney requirements. In 1984, Burton was fired for a cartoon about the dead dog "Frankenvini". Disney's studio sponsored the production of a cartoon, which eventually turned out to be "too scary for children." Tim Burton says that after that, they disbanded with the studio of Disney forever.
I hung the first letter with a refusal to the kitchen wall, because it unites me with my favorite writers
# 12 publishing houses relocated
The first book about Harry Potter has overcome a lotobstacles, and Joan Rowling, when she wrote it, was going through hard times: just had a hard divorce, there was always a shortage of money, the writer was several times dismissed for constantly typing something on her computer.
The book about the wizard boy did not want to be releasedfor various reasons: the author is a woman, the book is too thick and serious for children and so on. Agent Rowling Christopher Little had to send the manuscript to 12 different publishers before Bloomsbury Publishing agreed to take Harry Potter. After all, they began to offer her a bargain, but Rowling remained in Bloomsbury.
Young man, you have chosen the path leading to nowhere
# moved to work in the university
Despite the brilliant study at the medicalfaculty of the University of Vienna and outstanding for that time scientific work, he did not take a job in the University of Freud and he could not continue his academic career. "There are no vacancies at the department of psychology in the next 20 years, and you do not have enough means of subsistence. I do not see any other solution: leave the institute and start practicing medicine, "said his university lecturer Ernst von Bruckke. As a result, Freud began to practice, starting his career with a surgeon.
# they moved me to the school of cinematography
In his youth, Steven Spielberg dreamed of enteringSchool of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. For the first time he did not have enough points, after the second attempt the admissions committee called him "too mediocre". After this, Spielberg decided to change tactics and submitted documents to another faculty, but he did not attend yet.
He went to a technical college and continuedindependently study movies, while working on their first paintings. On vacation, he filmed a 26-minute film "Emblin" and made sure that representatives of Universal Pictures looked at him. The film made such an impression on them that the film studio immediately offered Spielberg a contract for the first episode of the series "Night Gallery".
You know, Comrade Nikulin, there is something in you, but for the cinema you do not fit. Not that you have the profile that we need. Let's tell you frankly: you are unlikely to be shot in a movie
# moved to any theatrical institute
Returning from the front in 1945, Yuri Nikulinwent to the entrance exam at the VGIK. The commission found his appearance unsuitable for cinematography and advised him to go to the theater institute. But in the theatrical school. Shchepkin did not receive him either. Then Nikulin received refusals from GITIS and the Lunacharsky Institute of Theatrical Art. In the autumn of 1946, he gave up trying to enter acting and went to study in the clownery studio at the Moscow Circus. Work in the circus for the rest of his life was for Nikulin the main thing, although the cinema, as you know, still found it.
There are no talents nor geniuses without obvious diligence
# moved to Moscow University
At that time, universities acceptedregistration ", and a schoolboy from Tobolsk could study only at Kazan University. But Mendeleev's mother wanted to give her son a prestigious education in the capital and, despite the failure in Moscow, used all her connections and acquaintances and managed to identify her son in St. Petersburg. So in 1855 Dmitry Mendeleyev graduated from the Department of Natural Sciences of the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of the Main Pedagogical Institute in St. Petersburg with a gold medal.