It’s easy to forget Ostrum exists but he was in one of the most iconic movies ever. He starred alongside Gene Wilder in the 1971 classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Everybody expected the child star to have a long Hollywood career but that’s not what happened. Instead, he turned his attention to normal jobs because he decided that fame wasn’t for him.
Ostrum made one of the most left-field choices on this list because he opted to become a veterinarian. Furthermore, he specialized in large animals because that was his passion. He deserves credit because it was brave to follow his dream. He potentially walked away from millions of dollars because he cares about animals (via The Times).