Celebrities who retired early

Cameron Diaz decides to retire again after returning to acting for one movie

Stars Insider

22/03/23 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Retirement

Fame and fortune were traditionally part of the "American Dream," but the publicity alone comes with a whole host of problems, and some actors just can't hack it. Others simply become disillusioned with the entertainment industry after working within its walls for many years. 

Cameron Diaz disappeared from the spotlight after her 2014 movie 'Annie,' which co-starred Jamie Foxx. The following year she married her husband Benji Madden, and in 2018, she confirmed that she was retiring from acting. Since then, Diaz had her first child and launched a wine brand called Avaline. Fans were shocked and delighted when she announced that she was coming out of retirement in 2022 to film another movie with Jamie Foxx. 'Back in Action' is a Netflix action-comedy directed by Seth Gordon, known for 'Horrible Bosses' (2011) and 'Baywatch' (2017), and is reportedly set for release in 2024. 

Production began back in December and will continue until April, but apparently, it's already been too much for Diaz. News broke on March 21 that the actress has decided to re-retire after this movie. This comes shortly after Foxx allegedly had a meltdown on set, firing an executive producer, two directors, and his driver. Sources close to Diaz say she is on good terms with Foxx and that the incident wasn't connected to her decision, but that the 10-hour work days and time away from family have just been too much. 

There are many stars who for one reason or another made the decision to retire early. Check out this gallery to find out who they are!

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