Daniel Day-Lewis surprised Hollywood in June by announcing that he was retiring from acting.
The latest movie starring him will be released later this year, Phantom Thread, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and based on the London fashion industry in the 1950s.
The 60-year-old Briton said that when he finished promoting the film, “he will no longer work as an actor.”
Perhaps in the future some film project will be able to tempt him and he will shine again in front of the cameras, as he did in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012), films for which he obtained a record of 3 Oscars for Best Leading Actor.
But for now, Day-Lewis entered the list of actors who abandoned their acting careers. Here are 9 other Hollywood stars who have retired from the profession.
You may not have noticed, but Cameron Diaz does not participate in a movieicle from “Annie” (2014) and he has no film project on the way.
A couple of weeks ago, the American who rose to stardom with Crazy about mary (1998) explained why it has stayed away from the spotlight.
“Suddenly I thought: ‘I don’t know who I am’, which is a difficult thing to face. I felt the need to become a whole person, “she said at the Goop Wellness Summit, hosted by actress and personal friend of Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow.
Since his departure from acting, Diaz, 44, published two books: The Body Book (“The Body Book”), a manual on health and exercise, and The Longevity Book (“The Longevity Book”), on the art and science of aging.
In 2015, she married singer Benji Madden of the rock band Good Charlotte.
Sean Connery, the Scottish actor world famous for his roles as agent James Bond, He left acting after filming “The Extraordinary League” in 2003.
However, Connery did not officially confirm his retirement until 2006, when he received a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.
According to his friend and also actor Michael Caine, Connery did not retire, but the industry retired him.
The actor who was voted the sexiest man of the 20th century, “did not want to play small roles of old men and no one was offering him romantic leading roles as young man,” Caine joked.
Since his retirement, the 86-year-old actor he spends his days playing tennis and golf.
The Canadian actor Rick Moranis rose to fame in Hollywood after his participation in blockbusters of the 80s such as the saga “Ghostbusters” (1984 and 1989) and “Darling, I shrunk the children” (1989).
But, after the death of his wife from cancer in 1991, he began to accept fewer and fewer roles until finally He retired from acting entirely in 1997 to focus on raising his children.
“I am a single parent and I realized that it is too difficult to raise my children and do the amount of travel that film production requires,” he told the American newspaper. USA Today in 2005.
“So I took a break. And the little break turned into a long one, and then I realized that I did not miss the performance“he added.
Shirley Temple is an icon of child actors: in 1935 she received a special Oscar award for her contribution to film. He was only 7 years old.
However, as she grew older, the appeal that made her a child star declined and ended up retiring from acting in 1950, aged 22.
Temple made headlines again in the late 1960s, when he gained notoriety as political and diplomatic. In 1989 she became the United States ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
He continued working on social issues, for example at the United Nations, until he died in 2014, at the age of 85.
Playing King Joffrey Baratheon on the hit series Game of Thrones (“Game of Thrones”), Jack Gleeson gave life to one of the most hated television characters in recent years.
But, after the death of his character in the third season (2014), The 25-year-old Irish actor also decided to kill his acting career.
“I’ve been acting since I was 8 years old,” he told the magazine. Entertainment Weekly. “I just stopped enjoying it as much as before … Until now it was something I did to entertain myself with my friends or during the summer to have fun. “
“When you do something for a living, your relationship with that task changes. It’s not that I hate acting, it’s just not what I want to do,” he added.
Since then, Gleeson he devoted himself to studying philosophy and theology in the Trinitarian Institute of Dublin, although it has returned to act in smaller plays in the United Kingdom.
Amanda Bynes became a star during his teens and he even had his own television show, The Amanda Show, broadcast by the children’s channel Nickelodeon.
She also starred in teen film hits such as “What a Girl Wants” (2003) and “A Girl in Trouble” (2006).
Her last acting role was in 2010, the same year she wrote on her Twitter account: “If I don’t love something anymore, I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore, so I gave it up.”.
Since then, his media appearances have been marked by scandals, due to problems with the authorities for driving with alcohol in the blood and substance abuse.
However, the 31-year-old American gave an interview recently saying that she has been sober for 3 years and that wants to act again.
“I want to be alone”, said Greta Garbo in “Gran hotel” (1932). But his famous movie phrase ended up transcending the big screen.
The Swedish actress was one of the most enigmatic Hollywood stars of the 1930s. Desperate to protect her privacy, Garbo never gave interviews, signed autographs, or attended her movie premieres.
He left acting when he was 36 years old, saying that I was “tired of Hollywood”, and that “he wanted to live another life”.
His early retirement and subsequent seclusion until his death in 1990, at age 84, kept Garbo forever young in the minds of viewers.
After five decades of experience and two Oscars for “Contact in France” (1971) and “The unforgivable” (1992), Gene Hackman announced his retirement from acting in 2004 during host Larry King’s television show.
Four years later, in an interview with the Reuters news agency, the American actor acknowledged that, although he missed acting, he no longer wanted to dedicate himself to it.
“This industry is very stressful for me. You have to make sacrifices to shoot movies and I got to a point where I didn’t want to make them anymore, “he said.
Since retiring, he has written three novels.
Doris Day era one of the top celebrities of the 60s thanks to her double career as an actress and singer in films such as “The Calamities of Jane” (1953), “Bedroom Problems” (1959) and “Away, darling” (1963).
His last film was in 1968 and, after a brief television passage, he announced that he was leaving acting in 1975.
Since then and until today, with 95 years, is dedicated to defending animal welfare through the Doris Day Animal Foundation, which she founded in 1978.