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It's often said that to succeed in Hollywood, you need a combination of perseverance, talent and luck. The first two come from within, but it's possible to get a little outside help in the third department. Or so it would seem, given the number of actors who carry around lucky charms. See what things celebs think bring them good luck.

Stars Lucky Charms

    Dwayne Johnson
    'Race to Witch Mountain'

    "My lucky charm? My little girl, absolutely."

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    Virginia Madsen
    'The Haunting in Connecticut'

    "I do carry an occasional talisman with me. Like my son made me this Lego guy -- a skeleton, to protect me -- that I carried to all the awards shows. But I don't want to give an object that much power, as if I have to carry it or have bad luck. I used to carry around this little locket that had some pictures of my son. Then somehow I lost it or it was stolen, and I felt so bad about it. So I don't really have a lucky charm now. But if I lost my Mac Air I'd tear my hair out."

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    George Lopez
    'Beverly Hills Chihuahua'

    "My wife Ann [who donated a kidney to Lopez four years ago]. A lot of men look at their wives as their life partner. I look at mine as spare parts."

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    Emily Osment
    'Hannah Montana: The Movie'

    "Six months ago I was in this tiny little store, and I bought this little frog finger puppet; it was like bright green. Honestly, it's the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life. I'm like, I am buying this $3.99 finger puppet, and I have it in my room. It just makes me happy."

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    Kevin Jonas
    'Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience'

    "I think my lucky charm is just my family, that we stay together. It's awesome."

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    AnnaSophia Robb
    'Race to Witch Mountain'

    "I have a necklace that I wear. I always feel better when I wear it. It's a Japanese symbol that means peace."

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    Jerry O'Connell
    'Obsessed'

    "I don't have a lucky charm, but I am superstitious. I hold a button if I pass a cemetery. I scratch the roof of my car if I go under a yellow light. It's a superstition, or maybe it's obsessive compulsive."

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    Haylie Duff
    'Napoleon Dynamite'

    "I have an amethyst ring my boyfriend [Nick Zano] gave me for Christmas. I think that would probably be my lucky charm. I wear it almost every day."

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    James Marsters
    'Dragonball Evolution'

    "My kids are my lucky charms. They keep me from getting a big head about anything. They keep me balanced."

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    Rachael Leigh Cook
    'The Lodger'

    "I've got some lucky socks -- brown argyles, with sort of like green and gold diamonds and white crosshatching. I take them with me whenever I go on an airplane. Do they work? Well, I'm still alive."

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