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12 Famous People Who Quit Hollywood

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12) Sean Connery

Also known as “James Bond”, Sean Connery had a very long career of hits and misses. He chose to retire from acting in 2006, although he has done some voiceover work in smaller animated movies and shows. He has said that he will never act full time again because “being retired is just so damn fun”. He has not made any public appearances since 2012.

Whether for family or for personal reasons, celebrities have to make many of the same choices as we do. Walking away is never easy, but it may be the only way to find out who you are and what you truly want.