Delvin Breaux, during a game against the New York Giants in November 2015. Sean Gardner/Getty Images hide caption

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Project Runway host Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn at the Project Runway Spring 2013 fashion show in New York City. Today, Gunn is comfortable before an audience — but it wasn't always that way. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week hide caption

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Lea Salonga realized what it takes to be a leading lady at age 9, during a chaotic production of Annie. Raymund Isaac/Raymund Isaac hide caption

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Robert Patrick (left) and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Carolco/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Singer/songwriter Jewel has a new memoir titled Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story, and a new album called Picking Up the Pieces. Matthew Rolston/Courtesy of Jewel hide caption

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Sam Elliott played The Stranger in the Coen brothers film The Big Lebowski. "That was great fun," he says. "The Coen brothers are such brilliant guys." The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Patty Wagstaff is a fixture at air shows. She became the first woman to win the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship in 1991, and her winning plane (not pictured) is on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C. Doug Gardner/Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Inc. hide caption

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Alison Brie stars in the romantic comedy Sleeping with Other People, out in September. Victoria Will/Invision/AP hide caption

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Danson starred in Cheers as bar owner Sam Malone. "Cheers was like being shot out of a cannon as far as celebrity, or attention from the public," he says. Herb Ball/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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Reggie Watts calls his form of entertainment "disinformationist." He disorients his audience, sometimes talking non-sense and switching seamlessly between accents — all improvised on the spot. Kyle Christy hide caption

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National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry, shown in Kuwait in 1991, says his big break came at a refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan, after he heard the sound of children laughing. Courtesy of Steve McCurry hide caption

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Jim Gaffigan spent years in stand-up before, finally, someone took a chance on him: that someone just happened to be David Letterman. "The weird thing is, because Letterman thought I was good, everyone changed their mind," he says. "It changed the narrative surrounding me, completely." Courtesy of TV Land hide caption

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Comedian Tig Notaro poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival. Victoria Will/Invision/AP hide caption

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