Friends, there are some Hollywood movies that led some stars to leave the film industry for their whole life. While there are so many best movies of all time that gave popularity to their actors.
There are so many actors such as Dwayne Johnson, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo Dicaprio, Vin Diesel, Chris Evans, Henry Cavill, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Cruise, and more who got popular in the world due to Hollywood Film Industry.
But there are also some popular actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Connery, Greta Garbo, Shelley Duvall, and more who quit acting due to difficulties in some known Hollywood movies.
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Hollywood movies led actors to quit acting
Greta Garbo, ‘The Two-Faced Woman’ (1941)
Greta Lovisa Gustafsson known as Greta Garbo was born on 18 Sep 1905. She was one of the most popular Swedish-American actresses. She started her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gösta Berling.
Garbo starred in 1928 in ‘A Woman of Affairs‘, which catapulted her at MGM to its highest box-office star.
She got a comedy film ‘The Two-Faced Woman’ in 1941 but she was unhappy with the script. Greta wrote, “Since I would rather go walking in the country than fight for stories, it will have turned out as it has.”
‘The Two-Faced Woman’ became her last film. Because after the biggest flop of this film she permanently retired as an actress from the Hollywood Film Industry.
The film ‘The Two-Faced Woman’ (1941) by Greta Garbo became one of the movies led stars to quit acting.
Shelley Duvall, ‘The Shining’ (1980)
Shelley Alexis Duvall known as Shelley Duvall was born on July 7, 1949 in Texas. She is a famous American actress and producer.
She got several accolades, including a Cannes Film Festival Award and a Peabody Award, and nominations for a British Academy Film Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards.
An incident happened with her film career. When she was a budding young actress, she got a role in Stanley Kubrick’s film ‘The Shining.’
But she faced so many difficulties working with Stanly. She had gotten the role of woman unraveling under immense pressure, terror, and exhaustion.
She was forced to repeat their scene again and again. She repeated a scene more than 100 times. All these situations did her emotionally and physically drained after the grueling production and retired from acting for several years.
The film ‘The Shining’ (1980) by Shelley Duvall became one of the Hollywood movies that led some stars to leave the film industry.
Mara Wilson, ‘Matilda’ (1996)
The American actress and writer Mara Elizabeth Wilson known as Mara Wilson was born on July 24, 1987. She worked in several movies.
She played Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street (1994), the title character in Matilda (1996), Annabel Greening in A Simple Wish (1997), and Lily Stone in Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000).
The 9-year-old child actress Mara Wilson faced a bad experience during filming ‘Matilda‘. Her mother passed away due to breast cancer.
She faced so many difficulties which she could continue her film career until 2000. She started writing and acting in web series after a long interval of 12 years.
The film ‘Matilda’ (1996) by Mara Wilson became one of the Hollywood movies that led some stars to leave the film industry.
Omar Sharif, ‘The 13th Warrior’ (1999)
The Egyptian actor Omar Sharif was born on April 10, 1032. He gave his 50 years to the film industry. He worked in more than 100 films.
He got many accolades including three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award for Best Actor.
But the film ‘The 13th Warrior’ (1999) by Omar Sharif became one of the Hollywood movies that led some stars to quit from acting.
He was very satisfied with his acting from ‘Dr. Zhivago’ (1965) to ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962). But Omar Sharif’s role in ‘The 13th Warrior’ (1999) became the cause of laughing his grandchildren too.
He became very disappointed with it and decide to end his acting career forever.
Jake Lloyd, ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Episode I)’ (1999)
The American former actor Jake Matthew Lloyd also known as Jake Broadbent was born on March 5, 1989.
He played as portrayed young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Jamie Langston in Jingle All the Way.
Jake Lloyd played the role of a young Anakin Skywalker in the earlier ‘Star Wars’ prequel movie. He came on superstardom while he was only 10-years old when working as an actor.
He said that he was constantly being photographed, and at times did up to 60 interviews a day. Due to workload and bullied by schoolmates he decide to escape from acting.
Sean Connery, ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ (2003)
The Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery was born on 25 August 1930 and passed away on 31 October 2020. He worked in films like Marnie (1964), The Hill (1965), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), and The Man Who Would Be King (1975).
‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ created tension on set between Connery and the director, Stephen Norrington.
The delays in film production and bad mental relation with Stephen forced him to leave the Hollywood film industry.
So he announced leaving acting in 2006 at the time of receiving a lifetime achievement award.
Gene Hackman, ‘Welcome to Mooseport’ (2004)
The American retired actor and former novelist Eugene Allen Hackman also known as Gene Hackman was born on January 30, 1930.
He worked in so many popular films like The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Conversation (1974), French Connection II (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman (1978) and its sequels Superman II (1980), and more.
He has won several awards including two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, one Screen Actors Guild Award, two BAFTAs, and one Silver Bear. Hackman won two Academy Awards.
He was known for playing tough, serious characters, as well as for being a tough character but he was disinterested in his character in the film ‘Welcome to Mooseport’ (2004). So he decides to quit acting.
Hayden Christensen, ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (Episode III)’ (2005)
The Canadian actor Hayden Christensen was born on 19 April 1981. He started his career on Canadian television at the age of 13, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s.
Hayden Christensen was 19 years old when George Lucas cast him as Anakin Skywalker in the ‘Star Wars’ prequels.
It was a gigantic opportunity for the energetic Canadian performer, and he felt like he’d scored the acting sweepstakes.
Nevertheless, his show in the series was ruthlessly examined, which left him feeling like a phony. He felt everything had come to him too successfully and he hadn’t earned it.
He quit acting and abandoned the hotshot life to live on a farm.
He stayed away from the spotlight for a seriously lengthy timespan before starting to take on several extra acting positions.
Star Wars by Hayden Christensen became one of the movies that led actors to quit from acting.
Cameron Diaz, ‘Annie’ (2014)
The American famous actress Cameron Diaz was born on 30 August 1972. She became the fifth highest-grossing domestic box office actress.
In 2014, Cameron Diaz was highlighted as Ms. Hannigan in the re-try of ‘Annie.’ The film got horrendous overviews and Diaz detailed her meaning to have a break from acting moving along some time later.
Diaz didn’t allude to an issue with this specific film but said that she was exhausted from performing and public life by and large.
She said, “I’ve given more than half of my life to the public. I feel it’s OK for me to take time for myself now.”
‘Annie’ was her last film and she hasn’t been on screen since, but in July 2022 it was accounted for her ‘unretiring’ and getting another film along with Jamie Foxx.
Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Phantom Thread’ (2017)
One of the preeminent British actors Daniel Day-Lewis was born on 29 April 1957. He played the role of Romeo Montague in Romeo and Juliet and Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
He also played the title role in Hamlet at the National Theatre in London in 1989,
Daniel Day-Lewis has everlastingly been cautiously unambiguous about which projects he takes on, and when he picks one, he gives it everything.
He’s one of the most mind-blowing method performers out there, but he’s as of now surrendered, unfortunately. His last film was ‘Phantom String’ in 2017
Day-Lewis is an expert and a stickler. He said a critical difficulty came over him as he was making ‘Phantom String’ and that he needed to see the finished film.
The pity never passed on him and he went with his decision to quit acting.
He wasn’t content with his show yet said – “it’s not why the sadness came to stay. That happened during the telling of the story, and I don’t really know why.”
So acting in the film Phantom Thread’ (2017) was a bad decision for him which became one of the movies that led stars to leave the film industry.
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