There are so many celebrities who were popular in the past, but now you never hear or see them. Those are the people who have decided to find normal jobs. Some feel like the stress is too big, while others simply fell in love with doing other things. The stars you’ll see on the list say they’ve retired from their celebrity jobs, but you never know. Maybe we’ll have a chance to see them acting or singing once again.
The legendary actor is not an actor anymore. He’s one of those iconic names that have starred in blockbuster movies such as Bonnie & Clyde, Unforgiven, The Royal, Tenenbaums, Superman and more. The career of Gene spans over 50 years with numerous successful projects. But at one point, Hackman decided to retire and take up on a completely new job. Today, he is a well-established author. He’s written several novels, all of which got so much praise. Gene collaborated with archeologist Daniel Lenihan on his historical books. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll get to witness him do his magic in another movie. Until then, Hackman will continue working on his new passion.
Angus T. Jones
You probably remember Angus as the kid from Two and a Half Men. He played the nephew of Charlie Sheen and spent a decade working in front of the camera. Jake Harper is the character who Jones portrayed. It all happened when Angus was at a very young age. But his impressive acting skills scored him the role in one of the biggest comedy shows at that time. Why he decided to leave the business is still not known. Jones announced he quits acting when he was only 21. After that, he switched to the business side of things but stayed in entertainment. Just recently the former actor started working together with Justin Combs, the son of Diddy, at Tonite.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah is the gorgeous actress from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Although she kept scoring gigs after the mega-popular show, Gellar still decided to retire from acting. This series was so big and transformed Sarah into one of the biggest stars at the moment. It ran between 1997 and 2003, bringing the actress many more amazing roles. Some of her other recognizable movies are Scooby-Doo, I Know What You Did Last Summer and more. Today, she’s staying away from red carpets and is an entrepreneur. Her new business endeavor is called FoodStirs and is a company that provides cooking and baking kits. Gellar teamed up with two of her best friends to start the brand. They care about the quality very much, making sure that all ingredients are organic and sustainable.
Al Green has a very interesting normal job. The amazing singer is a pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis, Tennessee. And what’s even crazier is that he’s been doing that for more than four decades. Al is a true legend in the music industry and one of the most influential soul singers of all time. So far he’s won over 10 Grammy Awards and has had numerous number 1 hits. Fame didn’t stop him from working in the church he loves.
Van Winkle or better known as Vanilla Ice has not been working in the music industry for quite a while. Shortly after releasing his hit Ice Ice Baby, Van took one of the most interesting normal jobs for former celebrities. Winkle is a house flipper. He even has his own real estate show named The Vanilla Ice Project. This turned out great after all.