5 Celebrities Who Are Thankful for Their Careers

Realizing there are many other talented people in the world who don’t get lucky and ever experience a big break, these 5 celebrities have all said they’re very grateful and thankful for their careers. Getting the chance to do what they love and filling their bank accounts up with millions at the same time, these celebrities know they have it easy and say they couldn’t possibly complain. While some may take their careers for granted, these celebrities are grounded enough to know they’re extremely lucky.

Hugh Jackman

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Hugh feels lucky to be an actor and doesn’t think he deserves it: “When I started acting I wasn’t very good so I’m constantly just thrilled I’m not being kicked out.”

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Usher believes he can’t complain because he is so thankful for everything he has: “I’m so happy. I can’t complain. And if I did, people would have a fit. How could I complain when I get to do what I do, travel, be with my kids and have a grand life?”

Zac Efron
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Zac says he will never bad mouth ‘High School Musical’ because it was his big break and he’s forever grateful: “Here’s the one thing about High School Musical that a lot of people forget or don’t realise. It affected a lot of people; its resonance, culturally, was massive… and at the same time, it was in every sense of it, the luckiest break in the world. The wrong thing to do – and that’s what all these interviews now are trying to get me to say – is to turn on it, to like s**t on it, call it crap. But that’s insane.”

Ryan Reynolds
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Ryan knows how tough it can be to get a break and feels very thankful as a result: ”I’ve been very fortunate in my life. There are people who work hard and they cannot [gain] success and that’s why I value it a lot.”

Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew is proud of his work and happy to have the chance to do it: ”For the next two months, I’m playing the character of Matthew McConaughey, an actor proud of the films he’s been in. And if any of those films or [my] performances are in awards shows, [I’m] going to go, heart high and head up, and look them all in the eye and say, ‘Damn right this is a great time in my career.’ That’s the role I’m in now. I’ve got a lot to be thankful for.”

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