13 Famous Actors That Almost Quit Acting At One Point

Some of the biggest names in showbiz came this close to leaving it.
13 Famous Actors That Almost Quit Acting At One Point

Humans all have to start somewhere in life. That was not unusual for Hollywood's biggest performers. Undoubtedly, they would like to begin their professions as the starring man (or lady) in a major picture; however, that doesn't happen often. As a reason, they must accept little roles to gain the trust of important filmmakers and studio executives. In most cases, though, such roles can be humiliating in retrospect.

Though those are not usually the first parts for these enormous actors, they used them as a vehicle to launch their reputations when there was nothing else accessible. While we're confident some of these actors aren't bitter or ashamed of their early jobs, they're certainly not ones that would measure progress.

No one becomes a Hollywood star overnight. There are many people who have contributed to their success. This article will highlight some of the early work and experiences of several Hollywood stars. It is interesting to see how they started in their careers and where it has taken them.

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown got turned down by Game of Thrones once. And it nearly drove her to stop acting. I was auditioning for commercials, for anything really. I then auditioned for Game of Thrones and I got a 'no' for that and then that was when I was like, Oh, this is really difficult.' ... but getting Stranger Things gave her that hope of doing it all again.OM


Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Star Trek: Enterprise nearly killed Jeffrey Dean Morgan's career. His role involved heavy makeup and prosthetics and, as he explained, I was claustrophobic. I'd go home in tears ... I've never been on a set where I went home at night and just thought 'What am I doing? CRACKED.COM


Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey nearly stopped acting and became a football coach. That was when he stopped doing rom-coms and began pursuing more serious roles - he was thinking of new careers like high school football coach, schoolteacher, or symphony orchestra conductor. I was not going back, he says.OM


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