There are several concrete, reasonable reasons why an actor takes on a role in a movie or on a television show. Some of the reasons are obvious. The money is good. It's a fun role. It shoots close to their home. It shoots in a great location away from the their home. It shoots in their home. But there are some reasons that aren't the typical quest for money, power, and fun.

Sometimes an actor takes on a role in order to spite a different actor. Or they were bothered so much that they took the role just to get a filmmaker to stop bugging them about it. Or because their therapist told them to stop being afraid and take up the shield of Captain America.

Big money, lasting fame, and immense power are great motivators for actors to take a role, but these following roles we're filled for entirely different reasons:

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