For some, Hollywood is not the route to happiness and success, and many actors tire of the fictitious lives of celebrities, craving something more substantial in life. Other actors age gracefully right before our very eyes on-screen and bow out at the end of their day, retiring from the biz with a good chunk of change and a well-respected image. This list takes a look at those actors who left the world of showbiz in search of something more:
9. Rick Moranis
Rick Moranis made the choice to step out of the spotlight after his wife tragically died of breast cancer in 1991. While he took on fewer roles to try to juggle his time as a single dad, his retirement came after the 1997 release of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves and he hasn’t fully returned to showbiz since. With classic flicks like Spaceballs and Ghostbusters under his belt, it’s hard to understand how he doesn’t miss it.