These actors who wrote roles for themselves have a lot in common. They were tired and frustrated because they were not getting the types of parts that they truly wanted. In some of these cases, the actors were not getting offered any parts at all.
It’s really difficult to make it in show business. Imagine how much harder it is for, say, a South Asian American actor because of a general lack of parts to play. Actors can get typecast and movie roles can all seem generic. Sometimes, an actor just wants to make a show or movie that means something to them - and, they hope, to audiences as well.
When these take-charge actors couldn’t find what they were looking for, they wrote their own script. Vote up the actors whose passion projects best showcased their strengths.