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    18 Times An Actor Wanted To Tell A Story So Much, They Just Decided To Write And Star In It

    ”I wrote [a role]. and then I bloody well played it.”

    A lot of actors are super talanted, and when they decide to write their own movie or TV show, they rightly think "you know who would be good for this role? Me!"

    So, here are 18 actors that wrote their own roles, and nailed them, obviously!

    1. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck – Good Will Hunting

    Here they are in Good Will Hunting:

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    2. Gene Wilder – Young Frankenstien

    Here a scene from early on in the movie:

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    3. Sylvester Stalone – Rocky

    Here's one of the most iconic scenes:

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    4. Donald Glover – Atlanta

    Here's the opening scene of season one:

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    5. Bill Hader – Barry

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    6. Billy Bob Thornton – Sling Blade

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    7. Nia Vardalos – My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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    8. Emma Thompson – Sense and Sensibility

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    9. Seth Macfarlane – The Orville

    Here are some of Captain Mercer's best bits of season one:

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    10. Mindy Kaling – The Mindy Project

    Here's the trailer for season one:

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    11. Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo – Bridesmaids

    Here's the airplane scene featuring both Kristen and Annie:

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    12. Vin Diesel – Multi-Facial

    You can watch the whole short here:

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    13. Lena Dunham – Tiny Furniture

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    14. Tina Fey – 30 Rock

    Here's some of her best one-liners from the show:

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    15. Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

    Here are some of the best bits of season one of Fleabag:

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    16. Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe

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    17. Tom Hanks – That Thing You Do

    Here's the band playing in the movie:

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    18. Rashida Jones and Will McCormack – Celeste and Jesse

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    What are your fave times an actor both starred and wrote something? Let us know in the comments below!