5 Celebs Speak on Deciding to Revamp Their Careers

Posted by PZ on December 24th, 2014

No one can have a completely flawless career (even the best actors have been in a flop or two) and these 5 celebs all reached a point where they felt they were simply stuck in a rut, bored of what they were doing and needed to make a change. Deciding to revamp their career by going in a new direction, these stars have spoken on what made them change the way they were working.

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina felt bored of her work: “There have been times in my career when I’ve gotten bored and sloppy. But I’ve done my best to listen to my gut. Because I feel you can do whatever you want in this life. So long as you don’t hurt anybody, you can do anything.”

Ben Affleck
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Ben felt he was no longer offering something interesting as an actor and needed to change: “I had some stuff work, and some stuff didn’t, and I ran afoul of the press a little bit. It caused me to question, ‘What do I want to do in this industry? Do I have anything to offer? What should I be doing? How can I best express myself?'”

Clive Owen
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Clive felt he lost sight of what is important: “There’s a little period in my career where I kind of lost sight of it a little bit. Acting, like a lot of things in life, is so much about appetite—wanting to do it, feeling you can do it, feeling like you’ve got something to do. An appetite, a hunger for it. You start making choices based on a career, a “career move”—I don’t even know what that is—thinking that’s the right thing to do or whatever. I don’t function very well if I just respond to the material goal.”

 

Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew was tired of the same kind of roles: “I would never say I was done but sometimes I felt less challenged than I should have and I think you need a healthy amount of pressure to progress. I don’t think I’ll go back there unless I find something that really turns me on. I kept getting scripts that I’d done over and over and over.”

Reese Witherspoon
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Reese felt she was no longer connecting with the audience: ”I was just kind of floundering career-wise … I wasn’t making things I was passionate about. And it was really clear that audiences weren’t responding to anything I was putting out there.”




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