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Radcliffe: I had to show I can act

Daniel Radcliffe says that he's got a "massive" chip on his shoulder when it comes to showing he can act.

The Horns and Kill Your Darlings star, who rose to fame as a child actor in Harry Potter, told the New York Times that his movie past made him wonder whether other people doubted he could really act.

"I have a massive chip on my shoulder," the 24-year-old said.

"When you fall into something at age 11 and get paid incredible amounts of money for your entire teenage years for doing a job anyone would want, there is a part of you that thinks everybody is just saying, 'He got there because he fell into it; he's not really an actor'," he said.

But the star said that he felt he'd started to lose his self-doubt.

"I feel it less nowadays. It has taken a long time to feel like I've earned the place that I'm at."

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