Moviemaker Chris Columbus gave up his acting dreams after watching his onscreen skills in action while making Home Alone.
The beloved director of films like Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Stepmom and Mrs. Doubtfire and his assistant decided to play newscasters in the first Home Alone film - and he admits he was awful.
He tells WENN, "I wanted to act but I was a horrific actor. In Home Alone we had a newscast and my assistant director and I decided to be the newscasters. I saw the footage and I would've fired me if I had the opportunity. I was horrible.
"I was pulling big faces and I just looked miserable. I have no talent as an actor, so I stay as far away from it as possible."