8 Actors Who Became Famous And Then Decided to Quit Hollywood

Successful Hollywood actors are admired and envied by millions the world over. Their careers are glittering with various prestigious awards, even more than one Oscar award. As a result, many of them become mind-bogglingly rich and own palatial homes. Of course, they enjoy fame and all the privileges that come with it. Not all actors keep their acting careers. After getting famous, some actors quit Hollywood that become a huge shock for everyone.
It is the fact that we love a particular actor that doesn’t automatically mean that acting is what they will do for the rest of their lives. Our beloved actors, from child stars to professional actors, gave up acting and picked different paths in their lives. Some run their own business while others were more adventurous with their aspirations, going for PhDs in their favorite field.
Below are 8 actors who have had enough of it all, so they decided to step back.
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#1 Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz doesn’t regret leaving Hollywood because she didn’t have her spare time as a celeb. She shared, “When you do something at a high level for a long period of time, other parts of you are handed off to others. There’re so many parts of my life that I wasn’t managing.”

#2 Julia Roberts

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The star of Pretty Woman confessed that she wanna live a hippie lifestyle, like Erin Brockovich, the character she played. She said, “I try to be super present and not plan, and I don’t have any upcoming acting jobs. Getting back to a routine feels really good. And I love being at home, I love being a mom.”

#3 Jessica Alba

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One of the reasons that led to Jessica Alba’s retirement is when the Fantastic Four film director criticized her crying. He said, "It looks too real, too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica." Furthermore, she also struggled with her roles due to her ethnicity, "They were like, ‘You're not Latin enough to play a Latina, and you're not Caucasian enough to play the leading lady, so you're going to be the ‘exotic' one.'"Now she’s happy with her own business and being a mom.

#4 Tobey Maguire

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His co-star revealed that it was difficult to work with him, “Tobey and I had a bit of a rough time. It was a difficult movie.” He decided to step out of the spotlight to focus on film production.

#5 Jack Gleeson

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Jack Gleeson admitted that he did acting for fun, he prefers a normal life. he said, “When you make a living from something, it changes your relationship with it. It's not like I hate it, it's just not what I want to do.”

#6 The Olsen twins

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The twins switched from acting to working in fashion. They launched 2 successful lines and have partnered with many companies. They managed to dominate the fashion industry on their first try.

#7 Jennifer Lawrence

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She wanted to spend more time with her loved ones so she decided to quit Hollywood. Jennifer confessed, “I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I'd gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn't do anything right.”

#8 Andrew Garfield

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After being nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, Andrew decided to take a break to reconsider his future. The actor had to break up with his girlfriend because of his hectic schedule. He said, “I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while”.
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