17 Amazing Actors Who Abandoned Movies for TV (PHOTOS)

Is the big screen still a big draw? Not for some mega movie stars. Claire Danes, Matthew McConaughey, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Franco, and more popular actors are opting for small-screen roles over big-screen ones. The good news: There are plenty of roles to choose from, as Netflix, Amazon, and other platforms scramble to add more content. 


It looks like stigma over switching to TV may be a thing of the past. Just ask these 17 stars -- and don't forget to tune in! 


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