Actors Who Abandoned Film Career

Chris Owen

Who does not know this guy? So all of us have seen “American Pie” and remember the prurient Sherminator. But out of the film the ginger actor became completely unclaimed. As Zoomboola says, after getting a few roles in second-rate comedy films, he abandoned this profession and got a job of a waiter. It’s surprising, but he is still happy.

Eva Mendes

Earlier an American girl with Cuban roots was appearing in movies pretty often. But after her marriage with Ryan Gosling and appearing her two children, Eva has completely devoted herself to family. In one of the interviews she said that she feels really happy only while being at home with her children.

Skandar Keynes

Do you remember, how famous the actor from “The Chronicles of Narnia” was in his prime? But after finishing the project, Keynes came back to his studies. He got into Cambridge, where started to learn languages and history. His career could be so stunning, but “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” was his last film. In 2014 he graduated from the university and had chosen politics. Today he is the parliamentary adviser of The Conservative and Unionist Party.

Jack Gleeson

This actor had been in films since he was 10, but the worldwide fame came to him after the role of spoiltJoffrey Baratheon in “Game of Thrones”. When in 2014 his character died, Jack said that he would never shoot in films afterwards. But perhaps he will change his opinion.

Chuck Norris

Where is he gone and what is he doing now? The last movie with Chuck, an action film “The Expendables”, was released in 2012. And Chuck’s career was started 50 years ago, when he played his first role in the film “The Wrecking Crew”. After the last project he appeared in some advertising episodes, but he had stopped to appear in films. Not everyone knows, but the main reason for the man to abandon cinematography is rather sad. Chuck had to do that because of the duty to look after his sick wife and see his children more often.

His wife Gena O’Kelly became a victim of the medical error. She was badly poisoned with gadolinium. Chuck decided to devote the rest of his life to making his wife to live as long as possible. Besides, the actor’s age also displays itself. In 2020 he will be 80, and in 2017 he had two heart attacks. But, perhaps, even diseases are scared of the Walker Texas Ranger, so he had bounced back rather quickly. Maybe he will appear in another film one day. By all means, let’s thank the actor for the characters which he has already presented to the audience.