In typically modest style, the ever gracious Ian Somerhalder has spend some time reflecting on his journey as an actor. The Vampire Diaries star refuses to take all the credit for his success, and instead has some very important people to thank.
When it was his agent Craig Shapiro's birthday, Somerhalder was clearly reminded about how much the belief and generosity of other people have shaped his career.
But, after thanking his agent, the hunky actor clearly didn't want anyone to feel left out!
You've got to love his modesty - but maybe Ian needs to take some time out to give himself a little pat on the back!
The actor might have been helped on his way by many devoted friends and colleagues who believed in his talent, but the journey wouldn't even have began if Ian didn't believe in himself.