You might've heard that Hollywood is a place where dreams go to die.

But if you really believe that, maybe you just haven't met the right dreamer.

Ke Huy Quan never looked for fame – fame found him.

Born in Vietnam, he'd come to this country in 1979 and,

along with his parents and eight siblings, settled near downtown Los Angeles.

Life in L.A.'s Chinatown, he said, was happy but unremarkable,

that is, until the day in 1983 when Hollywood casting agents showed up at his elementary school,