10 Actors That Left Hollywood Due To Being Burnt Out

After 2014, she simply stopped appearing in movies. Although she is once again set to star alongside Jamie Foxx in Netflix’s unreleased Back In Action, it’ll be her last movie. Reports suggest that the intensive workdays are becoming too much, and she’d rather spend that time with her family.

Cameron Diaz


When she sat down with Parade in 2019, Queen Latifah revealed that she had to, on many occasions, take a step back from her acting career after suffering burnout. She has not permanently retired from Hollywood, but she only shoes up when she feels good, and that is impressive!

Queen Latifah


Paparazzi managed to catch up with the skillfully evasive Bridget Fonda earlier this year. When she was asked if she plans to return to Hollywood, she simply replied “No. It’s too nice being a civilian.” Honestly, I understand and I am happy for Bridget. Fame is sometimes too much pressure.

Bridget Fonda


In a tweet, Bynes announced: “Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem. If I don’t love something anymore, I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore, so I’ve stopped doing it. I know 24 is a young age to retire, but you heard it here first.” 

Amanda Byne


Towards the end of his career, he no longer understood Hollywood. While filming his last film – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), he confessed that he “just wanted it to be over.” Of course, someone like Connery will never admit to burning out, but it sounds like it to me.

Sean Connery


She returns with The Forest Hills (2023). However, before now, her last movie was in 2002. In an interview with Dr Phil, she revealed that she struggled with mental health issues. An interview with The Hollywood Reporter clarified that some of her earlier films were “physically and emotionally draining.”

Shelley Duvall


There has been no official statement explaining why she quit Hollywood. But we know that she quit shortly after getting married, and tried to keep a low profile. She most likely exhausted with all the attention that comes with being an A-list actress and decided to focus on other things.

Phoebe Cate


He broke onto the Hollywood scene as an 8-year old child. However, by 1998, he decided to leave Home Improvement (1991 – 1999). 

Jonathan Taylor Thoma


After a career spanning 28 films, she quit in 1941. Later, she told a biographer: “I was tired of Hollywood. I did not like my work. There were many days when I had to force myself to go to the studio … I really wanted to live another life.”

Greta Garbo


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