This one’s sort of cheating, but I think it’s still qualifies as awesome. A better title might be “Actors Being Awesome,” because most Americans know Hugh Laurie as the sarcastic, pill popping, mystery illness diagnosing doctor on House. Aside from being British, an accomplished jazz musician and America’s favorite curmudgeon, Laurie wrote a suspense novel called The Gun Seller.
Laurie actually wrote and submitted the book under a pseudonym, because he didn’t want to be one of those “celebrity authors.” After the book sold, his publicist convinced him to use his actual name to promote sales. There were rumors of a second novel to be published in 2009, but that has yet to materialize. So, there are possibly more Hugh Laurie novels on the horizon!