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15 Stars Who Disappeared From Hollywood
With the recent news that Jack Nicholson will return to the screen after a long hiatus, here’s a list of 15 other Hollywood stars who stepped out of the spotlight.
Famous for sketch show “All That” and “What I Like About You,” Bynes hasn’t done anything in Hollywood since 2010’s “Easy A.”
Ariana Richards, who played Lex Murphy in “Jurassic Park,” didn’t find much showbiz success after that and the sequel “The Lost World.”
Bridget Fonda, best known for her roles in “Jackie Brown” and “The Godfather: Part III,” hasn’t appeared in anything since 2002.
Aside from an appearance in 2012’s “The Expendables 2,” Norris hasn’t starred in anything since 2005.
Since starring in 261 episodes of “NYPD Blue” from 1993-2005, Franz has disappeared from Hollywood.
The legendary Doris Day hasn’t appeared in anything since “The Doris Day Show” ended in 1973.
Emilio Estevez, the star of “The Breakfast Club” and “The Mighty Ducks” trilogy, hasn’t appeared in anything since TV movie “Abominable Christmas” in 2012.
Gene Hackman hasn’t appeared onscreen since 2004’s “Welcome to Mooseport.”
The “Sunday Bloody Sunday” star’s last project was in 1992.
After portraying Joffrey Baratheon for three seasons of “Game of Thrones,” Jack Gleeson stepped away from the spotlight, though the young actor has plenty of time to jump back in.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Aside from a guest appearance in a few episodes of “Home Improvement” co-star Tim Allen’s show “Last Man Standing,” Thomas hasn’t starred in anything since 2006.
Phoebe Cates’ last role was in “The Anniversary Party” in 2001.
Randy Quaid stepped away after 2009’s “Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach.”
Rick Moranis, who appeared in “Ghostbusters,” “Spaceballs,” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” retired from acting to raise his kids after his wife passed away.
Sean Connery, a former James Bond, had his last major role in 2003’s “Allan Quatermain.”
Actor Sean Connery arrives at the “34th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery” at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 8, 2006. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
AP Photo/Chris Pizzello