You know them in film, on television and on radio, but do you know they're still writing fiction? Amazingly enough, there are a lot of actors on the screen who are not only great but also fantastic in fiction. Check out those eight celebrities who wrote good fiction and published it.
While the critically acclaimed novella Shopgirl (which was adapted into a film starring himself) is best known in fiction, Martin has gone on to write two more books, The Pleasure of My Company and An Object of Beauty. The ability to tap into the inner sadness of the characters is the most remarkable thing about his writing-an honest lesson to all viewers that even the best comics can have both a soft side and a dark side.
Hackman's managed to spend some time writing several books amid his busy filming schedule. In the late '90s, his first writing effort was in the novel Wake of the Perdido Star with co-writer Daniel Lenihan. He and Lenihan went on to write two other books afterwards: Justice for All (2004) and Escape from Andersonville: A Note on the Civil War (2008). Earlier, he himself published two more books: Payback at Morning Peak (2011) and Pursuit (2013).
Having studied fiction writing at Brooklyn College, while on the programme, Franco wrote his first collection of stories, Palo Alto. He also published his debut book, Actors Anonymous, which, despite its mixed reception, was lauded for its defiant humor, enviable grammar, and combination of eloquence and spiciness.
Fisher, known in movies such as Wedding Crashers and Confessions of a Shopaholic for her humor, is also the author of her children's book series Marge in Control (2016). Yet back in the 1990s she published two young adult romantic novels (mostly targeting teen girls): Bewitched (1995) and Seduced by Fame (1996).
Conrad is also the proud author of two famous fiction series: L.A. Known for her popularity in reality Television, as well as having two fashion lines: Candy, and the game of fame. Such fictional plays concentrate extensively on the entertainment industry, and more precisely on the reality TV world. As such, the inspirations for her books derive from Conrad's own Hollywood experiences.
A former Disney kid star, Duff made good use of her time during her break in the spotlight. Her young adult fantasy novel The Elixir, published in 2010, has spawned two more novels, Devoted (2011) and True (2013), and critics and readers have praised her series. Instead of concentrating heavily on Hollywood, her series looks at policy imperfections from the lens of a young, naïve photojournalist.
Fisher wrote three films, four screenplays, four non-fiction books and four novels, well known to her fans for her role in the Star Wars series. Her debut novel Postcards from the Edge (1987) was a bestseller adapted to a film starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid and Gene Hackman in 1990. The novel was awarded the Los Angeles PEN Award for Best First Novel, telling the story of a recovering addict living with her alcoholic mother. She has also published other books, such as Surrender the Pink (1990), Grandma's Delusions (1993), and The Best Terrible There Is (2004).
A Broadway thespian and producer, and a screenwriter for both the cinema and television, Hawke also contributes his literary skills. In reality, from 1996 to 2006, he had spent his time writing; and during that period, he had written four books including his debut novel The Hottest City, and Ash Wednesday. The Hottest State, in turn, was finally adapted into a film. Despite many readers and reviewers praising his excellent style of writing and direction, Hawke's work is one to check out, the next time you're in a bookstore, if you're searching for a new book to read.
Celebrities are also known to try out their hand in life on various paths. But a lot of people little do know that writing a book is a potential path for such celebrities. And there is simply no lack of ideas when it comes to writing good fiction, with overflowing inspiration from their acting jobs, and the personal experiences in those professions.