The world of showbiz is a world of sharks, as the movie “Shark Gang” shows us. Unless it's the movie "Swimming with sharks", I'm in doubt. Either way, fame is sometimes fleeting for some stars who choose after their heyday to return to anonymity in order to return to normal life. The examples are plentiful and the "second career" choices are sometimes fun and amazing, like baking stuffed.
1. Heather Donahue, "The Blair Witch Project
When it hit theaters in 1999, "The Blair Witch Project" was an incredible success. All the more incredible since it was for a long time the highest-grossing film in the history of cinema, considering that it had really cost nothing to produce. Its lead actress, Heather Donahue, who playedthe young reporter later gave up her acting career to grow "quality" medical marijuana and start her business. She even told her story in a book, “Growgirl” if you feel like it.
2. Danny Lloyd, the kid from "Shining
The child stars do not all pursue their careers and this is the case of Danny Lloyd, the little one who played in The Shining and who probably kept vivid memories of the shoot. He still appeared as a cameo in the sequel "Doctor Sleep" but is now a biology professor at a Kentucky university. From there to say that being chased by Jack Nicholson in a snow-covered labyrinth when you're a kid can make you want to continue to be an actor is only a step away.
3. Joseph Simmons, founding member of the group " Run Dmc "
Those who still remember this hip-hop group with frenzied rhythms know that it left its mark on the history of this musical movement. Its founding member Joseph "Run" Simmons, however, decided to embrace another "career" since he is in the service of God now. Having become a pastor, he is nicknamed "Rev Run" for reverend, and it is class. is also the little brother of Russel Simmons, co-founder of the legendary “Def Jam” label.
Credits photo ( CC BY 3.0 ): David Shankbone
4. Jason Everman, fourth member of "Nirvana
You may not know Jason Everman, member of "Nirvana" and "Soundgarden" for the simple reason that he was pulled out of both groups fairly quickly. He appears on the cover of Cobain's first album "Bleach" and is credited as its lead guitarist. Jason then enlisted in the military, where he remained until 2006 after being sent to Iraq, Latin America and Afghanistan. ThenHe graduated in philosophy at age 45 from Columbia University and became a monk in Nepal. Yeah clearly the dude's had more lives than in a video game.
Credits photo ( Public Domain ) : Member of the United States Army, serving with Everman in Afghanistan
5. Phoebe Cates, the girl from "Gremlins
She plays with the character of Billy the title role of this oh so cult film of Joe Dante. Fairly known at the time, Phoebe Cates decided to quit acting to open a boutique in New York. The store is called "Blue Tree" and the name comes from an idea of her husband, actor Kevin Kline (Wild Wild West and A Fish Called Wanda).
Credits photo ( CC BY 2.0 ): Greg in Hollywood (Greg Hernandez)
6. Freddie Prince Junior, actor of "Remember Last Summer
This popular actor in the 90s also starred in the film adaptation of "Scooby Doo With actress Sarah Michelle Gellar who is also his wife (it's Buffy in case you forgot). After a few roles, he decides to stop playing in
merdes films to become a wrestling producer. He writes, produces and directs episodes for WWE which is one of the biggest entertainment productions in the United States, as wrestling there is a real success.
Credits photo ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ): Kristin Dos Santos
7. Frankie Muniz, Malcolm, in "Malcolm
Having become a real phenomenon, the series Malcolm is still considered today as one of the funniest sitcoms ever produced. Its main actor , Frankie Muniz who played the endearing genius in a quirky family has become a racing driver. He also tries several times to return to the cinema but without success. Following a car accident during a race he has two "mini strokes" which him make you lose your memory. He is expecting a child with his wife Paige Price and is also an olive oil producer (not the name of a group, this is real oil) in Arizona.
Credits CC BY-SA 3.0 ): Esposimi
8. Shaquille O'Neal, basketball star
One of the Very famous NBA legends in the United States, O'Neal dabbled in cinema after his sporting career for a while, hip-hop and also worked as a sports commentator (more logical). 'he really liked it, it was the police. So he went to study at the' Los Angeles SheriffAcademy ”and became an Honorary Sheriff in Virginia and Georgia, participating in several“ cases ”. And at the same time here's what, if it makes him kiff it's cool.
Credits photo ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ): Craig
9. Kevin Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers
Spiritual heirs of the great mythical group of brothers "Hanson" (that's not going to judge), the group of Jonas brothers soberly called "Jonas Brothers" saw two of its members pursue solo musical careers. But concerning Kevin, he decided to become an entrepreneur and not just a little: he founded “JonasWerner”, a house construction and renovation company, “Blu Market” which helps social media influencers get started. relationship with companies to collaborate and the “Yood” mobile application which makes it easy to order food. Clearly the guy is good at business.
Credits photo ( CC BY 2.0 ): Paige 's Concerts
10. Kal Penn, Kumar in "Harold and Kumar
If you have Ever watched one of the films in the 'Harold and Kumar' series, you probably wouldn't be able to guess what position Kumar's interpreter Kal Penn was in. He actually worked in the White House under Barrack's presidency. Obama as Associate Director in the Public Engagement Service His role, among other duties,concerned communication on under-represented communities. It's a change from the immoral dark guy in movies.
Credits photo ( Public Domain ): Office of Public Engagement
11. Mara Wilson, the heroine of "Matilda
In the child star category, Mara Wilson had her hour of glory with the film Matilda, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel. In this film, she was clearly pissing off her little world by using a strange power of telekinesis and refusing to comply with the rules of a harsh school teacher. Mara then decided at the age of 13 to do something else with her life, because 13 is old and you have to get your ass done anyway, so she became an author. She even wrote a book about her childhood as a star to tell how she had lived this period.
Credits photo ( Creative Commons ): SnapSnap
12. Ariana Richards, the kid from "Jurassic Park "
Do you remember that young girl trying to protect her brother from a raptor attack in a traumatic scene in the park kitchens? Well she became a painter. Like painter whopainted paintings what. She does Impressionist paintings in Oregon.
Credits photo ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ): mubi.com
13. Jeff Cohen, "Choco " in " The Goonies "
As a child that I was, "The Goonies" remains an important film, and I know I'm not the only one in this. Well imagine that Jeff Cohen, who played "Choco" in the film, has become a lawyer. Well, not just a lawyer, since he opened his legal practice for the "cohen & gardner" disturbance. his work has already been praised by variety magazines ”and the hollywood reporter so obviously he makes a very good choice and is good at what he does.
Credits photo ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ): CelebHeights.com
14. Cameron Diaz, you see Cameron Diaz anyway
The one who became famous thanks to "The Mask" and who played the beautiful Mary in "Mary at all costs" stopped her career in 2014 since she wanted to do something else. She became an author of books on well-being and also launched a brand of organic wines. Well all we wish her is to be happy eh, it's just stupid for us since she was a good actress.
Credits photo ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ): Caroline Renouard of Pixiel Association at https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixiel/
Well life is like that, sometimes we think we are going somewhere and in fact no, we have not moved from Alsace. No connection with the top but I had to say it, if only for all these people who are still in Alsace and who are waitingent. You can go see the 2000s stars and what they are now or the first star figures , that's pretty cool too.
Sources: Cracked , Collider .