The Hollywood stars who secretly helped write your favorite movies
Making movies is a daunting process, no matter what your job is. Directors, writers, actors, and crew are subject to long, grueling days on the set, and shoots can take several months. On top of that, there's the very journey to realizing that dream. Actors and writers both have to grind away for years, sometimes even decades, before a break comes along. A big part of that struggle is pursuing the perfection of craft, honing one's skills to the point that their talents cannot be ignored. It can be an all-consuming process and leave little time for pursuing any other dreams.
This makes it all the more impressive when a Hollywood star known primarily for directing or acting sneaks behind the keyboard and works on a script. Similarly, it can come as a genuine shock when a writer whose career has been met with acclaim is revealed to have worked on another film — sometimes popular and sometimes an outright disaster — years before anyone knew their name. These are the Hollywood stars who secretly helped write your favorite movies.