15 Actors Who Very Nearly Quit Before Landing Their Breakout Roles

If there's one takeaway from this, it's that all you need to do to become successful is to give up on your dreams!


Millie Bobby Brown CRACKED COM Without any acting training, 8-year-old Milliebobby convinced her family to move from England to... Florida?? to try to


Brie Larson CRACKED COM After being unable to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a trainwreck child actor and ruining her life, the last straw came w

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Gal Gadot CRACKED COM After struggling to one-up her career high of supporting character from Fast & Furious, she was this close to giving up and go


Jane Lynch CRACKED COM After a pretty okay career as a stage and commercial actor, she was ready to hang up her hat as she was approaching 40 years ol


Jon Hamm DKAEL He spent a couple of years after college teaching high school drama, then slogged out an extremely middling acting career until he was


Henry Cavill CRACKED COM It was actually a failed audition that gave his career the momentum he was waiting for. He lost Casino Royale to Daniel Craig


Bradley Cooper Over the course of one horrible year, Cooper dejectedly quit Alias, injured his leg, got hooked on Vicodin... and inadvertently transfo


Joe Pesci By the time he was 36, he'd put his performing days behind him, in order to run a restaurant in the Bronx. Then he got what he initially ass

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Melissa McCarthy CRACKED COM As a 20-something holding down two jobs to support herself, she vowed to give up acting if she didn't hit it big by 30. T


Emma Watson CRACKED COM Technically, she made it big and then she struggled. After being corralled like livestock and painted like a clown from the ag

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Scarlett Johansson CRACKED COM Okay, by some measures she's been a successful actress since she was 10. But she almost didn't make the transition from


Robert Pattinson CRACKED.COM When he was 19, he got to play a jocular beefcake wizard in Harry Potter, but couldn't seem to land a leading role. After

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Kristen Stewart CRACKED COM Like lots of aspiring young thespians, her mom had to cart her around Los Angeles for an endless slate of exhausting, usua

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Mark Ruffalo EK CRACKED COM He calls himself a a 30-year overnight sensation, having failed over 600 auditions. He repeatedly tried to quit, but his

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John Krasinski CRACKED COM We were almost deprived of the world's most emotive eyebrows. After failing to make it as an actor in New York City, he tol

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