Career late-bloomers are special. They have often endured hardships and made incredible sacrifices to earn what they've achieved. However, their contributions to our society are outstanding. Here are few dynamic older adults who shine in their vocations. 

1. Alan Rickman - on his first movie role at age 46. He is best known for playing the scathingly moody Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series.

2. Kathryn Joosten - once unemployed, this former nurse won an Emmy award at age 56. Sometimes a career change is all you need!

3. Peter Roget - developed the first thesaurus at age 73. Writing the thesaurus was said to be a product of his mental illness, which included obsessive list-making habits.

4. Harland Sanders - an elementary school drop-out (sixth grade!), Harland Sanders launched Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65.

5. Regis Philbin - once page at NBC for "The Tonight Show", Regis didn't become famous until he was hired as co-host of "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee" in 1988. He was 57 years old.

Don't stop working to fulfill your dreams. One is never too old to become a star!