13 Famous Actors That Almost Quit Acting At One Point

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


James Ransone

James Ransone nearly quit showbiz altogether before It: Chapter Two. I really thought I was going to leave and not do this anymore in 2017, for real. I was not very happy about certain things that were happening in the business. I was really considering going back to school for theology. CRACKED.COM


Thandiwe Newton

Westworld basically made it possible for Thandiwe Newton to keep acting. I was actually thinking of, very seriously, thinking of quitting acting because I write now and I wanted to direct my own material. And we have three children. Time is precious. Westworld (and also Solo) changed that, though.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


Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper nearly stopped being an actor, but Paul Thomas Anderson changed that. The reason that I didn't give up acting is Paul Thomas Anderson. When he called me to, maybe, be in his movie, Mahershala, I mean really, I think I'd open up a door in his movie. I'd do anything. CRACKED.COM


Chris Hemsworth

Before he became Thor, Chris Hemsworth almost called it quits on Hollywood. I was about to quit ... I had one more audition where I was like, 'Do this for his house. Think about reasons other than yourself. That was for The Cabin in the Woods, and I got that job, and from there I got Red Dawn. And then I got Thor, he explained.OM


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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