10 Actors Who Almost Quit Their Famous Roles

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Being an actor seems like the ultimate dream job, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Here's a list of actors who were so miserable with their jobs that they almost quit. Make sure you check #8, # 5 and #3!

#10. Jim Carrey

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Carrey's makeup on The Grinch took eight and a half hours to apply. The elaborate costume consisted of itchy green yak hair, extensive facial prosthetics, and huge yellow contacts which the actor said felt like "knives in the eye". After the first day on the set, Carrey kicked a hole in the wall of his trailer and told director Ron Howard he couldn't do it. Only when an instructor who'd assisted CIA operatives to withstand torture was brought in was Carrey persuaded to continue doing the movie. The instructor was there to teach him how to deal with the daily three-hour process of getting into costume and taught him important lessons about pain deferment. The actor later described the experience as a horrifying torture that taught him a valuable lesson about what a human can endure. The hard time paid off and the movie earned $345 million! Slide next to read about an iconic 80s movie!

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