Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be famous? A world where people just love you for being you and everybody knows your name? Waking up each day and seeing hundreds of fan notifications because you’re just so loved and envied!
It seems as though famous people have all the luck and glory. Money, talent, personal chefs, connections, and name-brand everything. What could be better? Who wouldn’t want to walk around feeling like a god? Well, if you’d like to know the answer to that question, keep reading. It may just surprise you.
10. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp took to acting in the 1980s after starring in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), but he really rose to fame after starring in the popular TV series 21 Jump Street. Today, he is one of the most successful actors, described as “possibly among the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood” by his dedicated website, johnnydeppweb.com.
Depp loves what he does, but he does not like the fame that comes with it. He has actually described the fame as “living like a fugitive.” He also stated, “I don’t think it’s anything you ever get used to. [ . . . ] For many years, I could never sort of put my name in the same sort of category as the word ‘famous’ or anything like that.”
Depp is also an avid guitar player who wishes that people were interested in listening to his music because they actually like his music. Not because they’ve seen him in a dozen movies.
9. Marlon Brando
The late, great godfather Marlon Brando performed for more than 50 years on the big screen. Even though he despised fame, IMDb says that he is “widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time.”
However, at the end of Listen to Me Marlon, a documentary about the legendary actor, he said that he would “do [life] differently” if he could. In many parts of the film, he spoke of acting in pure disgust.
He said that actors are just liars, that anyone can do it, and that “acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It’s a bum’s life. Quitting acting, that’s the sign of maturity.”
One of his most famous quotes was: “The only reason I’m in Hollywood is that I don’t have the moral courage to refuse the money.”