11 Novels That Were Written By Famous Actors 

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11 Novels That Were Written By Famous Actors 

11 Novels That Were Written By Famous Actors 

Some actors are curious enough to pursue other interests besides acting. While some actors go into screenwriting and direction, and sometimes music, others try to tackle longform storytelling with novels. Here are 11 novels from famous actors. Have you read any of these books?


  1. “Shop Girl” by Steve Martin. Steve Martin is very talented guy. Not only is he a comedic genius, but he’s also a well-rounded musician and writer. In 2001, he wrote a novella called “Shop Girl,” which was adapted into a feature film in 2005.
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  3. “Paradise Alley” by Sylvester Stallone. After the success of Rocky in 1977, Sylvester Stallone hit American pop culture with two big punches; his directorial debut Paradise Alley and its novel of the same name. Both were released in 1978.
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  5. “The Hottest State” by Ethan Hawke. In 1996, Ethan Hawke wrote a coming-of-age tale called The Hottest State. A few years later in 2002, he followed it up with his sophomore effort “Ash Wednesday.”
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  7. “The Hippopotamus” by Stephen Fry. Along with being a wonderful actor, Stephen Fry is actually a pretty accomplished playwright and novelist. In 1994 he published “The Hippopotamus,” which followed the comedic life of a poet.
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  9. “Between the Bridge and the River” by Craig Ferguson. In 2006, Craig Ferguson published a novel called “Between the Bridge and the River.” Much like Ferguson, it’s very clever and full of personality.
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  11. “Seduced by Fame” by Isla Fisher. The Australian actor Isla Fisher wrote two teen novels – “Seduced by Fame” and “Bewitched” – about the trials and tribulations of fame when she was 18 years old.
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  13. “The Gun Seller” by Hugh Laurie. British actor Hugh Laurie is a very talented actor and musician. He’s also a novelist with the book “The Gun Seller.” It’s a funny spy and espionage tale.
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  15. “NNNNN: A Novel” by Carl Reiner. The novel follows Nat Noland, who is a writer working on his own version of the Book of Genesis. It’s described as a comedic Biblical novel about the relationship between Cain and Abel.
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  17. “Palo Alto” by James Franco. James Franco wrote a collection of short stories that centers on teenage suburban life in Palo Alto, California. Gia Coppola adapted the stories into a feature film.
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  19. Elixir” by Hilary Duff. The novel follows Clea Raymond, a photojournalist who investigates the disappearance of her father, who is a prominent Washington D.C. politician. She published it in 2010 and also features a budding romance with a mysterious man.
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  21. “Junior” by Macaulay Culkin. The former child star wrote an experimental novel that is full of lists, short stories, and diary entries about an actor trying to write a novel. How novel?
Related topics Books, Carl Reiner, Ethan Hawke, Hilary Duff, Hugh Laurie, Isla Fisher, James Franco, List, macaulay culkin, Stephen Fry, Steve Martin, Sylvester Stallone
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