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    Here Are 17 Actors Who Were Dead Broke Or About To Give Up Acting Before They Landed A Huge Role

    "I always said if I don't get anything substantial by the time I'm 30, I'm done."

    Hollywood success stories aren't always filled with glitz and glamour from the start. Many of today's most celebrated actors faced financial hardships and almost gave up on their dreams before landing that one life-changing role.

    From scraping by to sleeping in their cars, these actors defied the odds and turned their lives around. Here are 17 famous actors who were dead broke or on the verge of giving up acting before they struck gold...

    1. Melissa McCarthyGilmore Girls

    2. Jacob ElordiEuphoria

    3. Laverne Cox – Orange is the New Black

    4. John Krasinski – The Office

    5. Robert Pattinson – Twilight

    6. Brie Larson – United States of Tara

    7. Will Smith – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    8. Max Greenfield – New Girl

    9. Hong Chau – Downsizing

    10. Matt LeBlanc – Friends

    11. Halle Berry – Jungle Fever

    12. Noah Centineo – The Fosters

    13. Annie Murphy – Schitt's Creek

    14. Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

    15. Chris Pratt – Parks and Recreation

    16. Henry Cavill – The Tudors

    17. Charlize Theron – The Devil's Advocate

    Did we miss anyone out? Did any of these surprise you? Let us know in the comments below.