5 Celebrities Who’ve Thought Their Careers Were Over

These 5 celebrities have all believed that their careers were over at one point or another. For some reason, they just thought their time in the spotlight had run its course and their fame would fade. Some were worried after they made dramatic career moves or were out of the spotlight for quite sometime. Others believed their careers had reached a dead end or were simply hanging in the balance depending on their actions.

Demi Lovato

Y 100 Jingle Ball 2013 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise - December 20, 2013

Demi was worried about her career when she checked in to rehab: ”When I was in treatment, I honestly thought my career was over. But when I came out of treatment, I had more supportive fans than ever.”

Gary Oldman
"Robocop" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Gary thought his career was over when he misplaced his ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ script because he feared it would be leaked: ”II was in a panic for 20 minutes. I thought my career had ended, that I’d be thrown out of showbiz. There was paranoia around it as we live in an age with the internet and blogs, so it’s understandable.”

Joaquin Phoenix
EE British Academy Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Joaquin was worried his career was over when he released his documentary: “There was definitely a period after I’m Still Here when there was a discernible difference in the quality of movies I was being offered… There was a moment in which, frankly, I was placed in a very dangerous place with my mortgage. I didn’t know what to do. I was nervous because I didn’t know what was going to happen. My accountant was very nervous.”

Cate Blanchett
EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 - Arrivals

Cate believed her career was over before she landed her ‘Blue Jasmine’ role: “It was incredibly unexpected, I’ve been working in the Sydney theatre with my husband for the last six years, and I thought I didn’t have a film career to return to. Actress years are incredibly short, so it was a great surprise to get the call.”

Scarlett Johansson
SodaStream Unveils Scarlett Johansson as Global Brand Ambassador at Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City on January 10, 2014

Scarlett thought her career was over at a very early age: “My brother did Little League (baseball), and I took acting and singing and tap and all that. There was someone in my older brother’s class who was doing some commercials and theatre, so my mum took me to that kid’s agent because I loved musicals. They didn’t want me, though. I was devastated. I thought it was the end of my career.”

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