Celebrities Who Said Goodbye to Hollywood for New Careers

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The Hollywood dream sounds like a fairy tale to most people, but the road to fame can come with many pitfalls. While some A-list actors choose to have lifelong careers in front of the camera, many other celebrities decide to trade the limelight for new opportunities.

The lure of a slower pace and less public scrutiny with more job stability is more than enough to make some celebrities decide to trade fame for a calmer life outside the Hollywood glare. Not surprisingly, their fame often gives them the advantage they need to kick start their thriving new careers. Let’s take a look at some popular celebrities who gave Hollywood the boot.