Zach Braff 31 credits
Sometimes artists have to create their own opportunities. That’s what Zach Braff did with his “Garden State” (2004) followup, “Wish IWas Here” (2014). The multi-step process started with a Kickstarter campaign: Studios were not willing to finance Braff ’s vision, but fans were. When he reached his $2 million goal, the former “Scrubs” star made the movie and cast himself in the lead role, naturally.
See also: Rob Thomas, who used Kickstarter to turn his delightful, long-canceled “VeronicaMars” series into a less satisfying movie, and James Franco, who seems set on transforming all of William Faulkner’s best novels into middling movies.