The Dirty Dozen

In a city where it's easy to get caught up in catching that big break (whether via a casting couch or a Kardashian), these 12 individuals have looked outside of the Tinseltown trappings to achieve their fame. From a music-video-director-slash-talk-show-host to a filmmaker-slash-food-activist, these multitalented movers and shakers prove that you don't need to walk the traditional walk of fame to make it in L.A.

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