Portia de Rossi
Portia de Rossi wanted to completely step away from Hollywood and focus on being a business owner. The Arrested Development star announced on her wife's program The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she was retiring from acting with an exception for future seasons of Arrested Development! Phew!
Actors Who Turned Their Backs On Hollywood
Sean Connery used to be incredibly successful in Hollywood until he decided to stop acting. He's known for his roles as James Bond, or in the Indiana Jones series, and The Untouchables. Connery was even voted People's "Sexiest Man Alive" and "Sexiest Man of the Century"! His last movie was The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003 and he is now enjoying his well-deserved retirement! When asked if he is tempted to return to the screen Sean says he considers it sometimes "But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun!"
At some point, some stars just say goodbye to their Hollywood life, and for many different reasons. Some are less and less successful and others just want to get out of the limelight and enjoy a more private life.
These Actors Have Turned Their Backs On Hollywood
Have a look at our gallery and check out the stars who have left their life as a screen star behind...