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8 Celebs Who Retired Earlier Than We Expected

Hollywood fame is never something that comes easily. While many people have dreams of becoming Hollywood stars, some celebrities realized the industry wasn’t for them and left acting far earlier than we expected.

Actors quit their jobs for different reasons. Some stars just realized that life isn’t for them, while others find a new purpose in life. For example, Cameron Diaz gave up acting to devote more time to her family. She wanted to carry out her responsibilities as a mother and a wife. We can also talk about Mara Wilson. She decided to leave the spotlight despite her high income. She was aware that she didn’t appear to be suitable for Hollywood. She then decided to prioritize her education.

We were eager to find out why all these 8 celebrities chose to quit their performing careers so early, and we must say that they all had some good reasons. Do you think these celebrities made the correct decision? Who would you hope to see on the big screens again?

#1 Angus T. Jones

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Angus was the highest-paid kid actor thanks to his performance as Jake in Two and a Half Men. However, Angus decided to retire at age 23 after working on the show for almost ten years.

#2 Bruce Willis

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Bruce just was diagnosed with aphasia, a disorder that affected his cognitive functioning. He had no choice but to completely retire from acting at the age of 67, given how much his work meant to him.

#3 Cameron Diaz

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When Cameron turned 40, she recognized that there were many aspects of her life that she was unable to “touch” and handle on her own because of her demanding work. She admitted that she also lacked the time and space to choose the right things when it came to starting a family.

And at the age of 42, Diaz quit acting and started her business. She has been retired for several years and has no regrets.

#4 Daniel Day-Lewis

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After filming the movie Phantom Thread in 2017, Daniel ended his four-decade acting career. He was unsure why he decided to make such a risky step, but he felt it necessary to do it. “All my life, I’ve mouthed off about how I should stop acting, and I don’t know why it was different this time, but the impulse to quit took root in me.” He said.

#5 Frankie Muniz

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The famous young actor Frankie, who starred in the series Malcolm in the Middle, began acting in 1997. He stop acting when he was 19 years old after the show finished to focus on racing full-time.

#6 Freddie Prinze Jr.

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The teenage idol who had our hearts decided to quit at age 41 and become a full-time father. “I wanted to be a stay-at-home dad. I wanted to cook breakfast and dinner for my kids every day,” he said.

#7 Macaulay Culkin

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After filming Richie Rich, Macaulay decided to stop acting at age 14 because he wanted a normal life away from the spotlight. The former star of Home Alone is now the publisher and CEO of Bunny Ears, a website, and podcast dedicated to popular culture.

#8 Mara Wilson

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When she was just 13 years old, the Matilda actress decided to end her acting career. Wilson decided to focus on school after starring in many popular films like Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda.

She made this choice because she realized that her looks didn’t meet the standards of Hollywood, and it was hard for her to get new roles. She decided to pursue a writing career when she was invited for an audition for the “fat girl”.

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