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    22 Actors Who Almost Quit Before Getting A Major Hollywood Role

    Don't give up on your dreams just yet — your big break could be closer than you think!

    If you're looking for uplifting content right now, here's some motivation for you — each of these 22 famous actors had thoughts of quitting the business before getting a breakthrough role.

    To share in my astonishment/get some inspiration to pursue your dreams, take a look at the list:

    1. John Krasinski

    John Krasinski at the premiere of "A Quiet Place Part II" on March 08, 2020

    2. Gal Gadot

    Gal Gadot appears as a guest on  "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

    3. Monique Coleman

    Monique Coleman poses at a special screening and brunch for the film "King Richard" on November 14, 2021

    4. Melissa McCarthy

    Melissa McCarthy attends the 6th Annual InStyle Awards on November 15, 2021

    5. Cindy Williams

    6. Max Greenfield

    Max Greenfield attends the Baby2Baby 10-Year Gala Presented By Paul Mitchell on November 13, 2021

    7. William Jackson Harper

    8. Cole Sprouse

    Cole Sprouse at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    9. Joshua Bassett

    Joshua Bassett poses at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on March 13, 2021

    10. Hong Chau

    Hong Chau poses at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 08, 2020

    11. Milo Ventimiglia

    Milo Ventimiglia attends the Season 6 premiere of "This Is Us" on December 14, 2021

    12. Eric Stonestreet

    Eric Stonestreet at the premiere of "The Secret Life Of Pets 2" on June 2, 2019

    13. Brie Larson

    Brie Larson poses at the 51st NAACP Image Awards  on February 22, 2020

    14. Chrissy Metz

    Chrissy Metz poses at the Season 6 premiere of "This Is Us" on December 14, 2021

    15. Rashida Jones

    Rashida Jones poses at the COS AW21 show during London Fashion Week on September 21, 2021

    16. Millie Bobby Brown

    17. Laverne Cox

    Laverne Cox at the 2021 Z100 IHeartRadio Jingle Ball Press Room on December 10, 2021

    18. Chris Hemsworth

    Chris Hemsworth gives a speech during the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards in March 2021

    19. Robert Pattinson

    Robert Pattinson at the 15th annual Go Gala on October 23, 2021

    20. Jon Hamm

    Jon Hamm at the premiere of "No Sudden Move" at the 2021 Tribeca Festival on June 18, 2021

    21. Noah Centineo

    Noah Centineo poses at the 2020 premiere of "Big Time Adolescence"

    22. KiKi Layne

    KiKi Layne poses at the 2021 Met Gala on September 13, 2021

    So, keep on goin'. That breakthrough of yours could be right around the corner!