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Daniel Radcliffe says he's only now starting to lose the feeling that he has something to prove

Daniel Radcliffe says he's only now starting to lose the feeling that he has something to prove

Daniel Radcliffe says he's only now starting to lose the feeling that he has something to prove

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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