What 7 Celebrities Who Mysteriously Disappeared From The Big Screen Do Now

Some gifted actors have conquered the cinema world since they started their careers. These actors actually find a way into our hearts and stay there for a long time. And most people believe these actors can be more successful in the future. Still, we sometimes realize some renowned actors have disappeared from things without a trace.
Different actors have different reasons to leave the movie industry. It might be a break from acting or an early retirement that they didn’t even expect. Today, we’d love to show you our favorite celebs’ stories and how they are doing now. Let’s scroll down and check them out!

#1 Rick Moranis

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Rick Moranis was known as a funny guy from Ghostbusters, The Flinstones, and many other films. And in the ‘80s and ‘90s, his career was flying high. But we can not say the same when talking about his personal life. which made him quit Hollywood and never come back to the scene again.
Unfortunately, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, which then spread to her liver. Her condition declined over time, so Moranis took a break from acting to spend time with her. She passed away in 1991, leaving Moranis responsible for raising their 2 little kids alone.
The actor attempted to balance his work and personal life for a while. But it became more and more challenging to raise his children while traveling so much and making different films. So he decided to take another break, then another one, and then found that he didn’t skip it.
In the last few years, he was offered some movie parts but rejected all of them. Now, he’s doing a lot of writing and many parenting. Currently, he lives in Manhattan with his family, leading a peaceful and comfortable life with his kids, and he has no regrets about leaving Hollywood.

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#2 Renée Zellweger

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Renée Zellweger has taken a break from Hollywood twice. The first time was in 2010, as a sudden decision for fans, but not for Zellweger. She’s been working nonstop since 1994 and just needed some rest.
Then came 3 of her most famous films, which were about her character, Bridget Jones, and then she went away again. It is said that it was her fellow actress and friend, Salma Hayek, who made her realize she ought to stop and smell the roses.
“I was fatigued and wasn’t taking the time I needed to recover between projects,” revealed the actress. So she needed some time to relax and grow up a bit. Her therapist made her concentrate more on health and happiness.
However, despite all the sorrow and mess, she’s put herself first on her list of priorities. Actually, she never actually quit acting. So in 2022, after 2 years of quiet, we can see her in the TV miniseries, The Thing About Pam.

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#3 Meg Ryan

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Meg Ryan became famous during the 1990s. However, over the last few decades, she has taken a break from acting. “I wasn’t as curious about acting as I was about other things that life can give you,” she revealed. “I wanted to live more.”
Ryan said that when you’re famous, you never know who’s telling you the truth. Still, the main reason for her break was still for her brain, self, and soul. It’s good to hear the news that she will come back and confirm working on her new film, What Happens, which will be released in 2023.

#4 Chris Tucker

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No one understands why Chris Tucker put his acting career on hold in 2011. Rather, he went back to comedy clubs and focus on stand-up. “I wanted to go back to do stand-up and sharpen my craft, get back connected to my audience, with my fans,” states the actor. And it seems he likes doing it since he’s been a comedian first and an actor second.

#5 Josh Hartnett

Celebrities Who Mysteriously Disappeared From The Big ScreenSource: © Pearl Harbor / Touchstone Pictures and co-producer, East News

Hartnett never quit acting or disappeared from the big screen until Pearl Harbor. He got some other prominent roles, but his career started to go slow, and now we can see him only in low-budget movies. However, he keeps toiling away in Hollywood.
Hartnett said that the cost of fame was more than it was worth, and told he has rejected multiple lead roles in recent superhero blockbusters. We all hope he will come back again one day, and we’ll enjoy many awesome films with him in leading roles.

#6 Eliza Dushku

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Eliza Dushku is best known for her character, Faith, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But sadly, she hasn’t appeared in front of cameras since 2017 because of her troubles with unhealthy habits.
She decided to change her life after her brother told her she couldn’t see her niece because “he couldn’t trust her.” Today, she intends to continue to work on her mental health and honor her role by being a global service activist.

#7 Jack Gleeson

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The 25-year-old Irish actor left Game of Thrones in 2014 and remains pretty much out of the spotlight these days. He admitted that the lifestyle that comes with being an actor in a successful TV show wasn’t something he gravitated toward.
He went to study philosophy and theology at Trinity College in Dublin right after the show. And now, he lives a low-key, everyday life in the Irish capital. He’s popped up at a few fan conventions over the last couple of years to surprise his fans. But unfortunately, it is the best they can get from him these days.
After filming Game of Thrones in 2014, Jack Gleeson remains so much out of the spotlight these days. He realized that the lifestyle that comes with being an actor in a triumphant TV show wasn’t something he gravitated toward.
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