Like Andrew Garfield, these Oscar-nominated actors took a break from Hollywood


It seems even superheroes need time off. Actor Andrew Garfield, who played the role of the webbed crawling robot in The Amazing Spider-Man, decided to take a break from his acting career, at least for a little while.

While his recent announcement devastated fans who were hoping for a repeat in another Spider-Man episode, his decision isn’t unique. Many Oscar-nominated actors have chosen the same fate, stepping away from their craft to focus on their families and personal goals.

For Garfield, he wants to “just be a little ordinary for a while”.

Andrew Garfield is taking a break from his acting career

Actor Andrew Garfield attends the Film Independent Presents At The Wallis! An Evening with… Andrew Garfield event at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 15, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

In an interview with Varietypromoting his 2022 FX limited TV series Under the banner of heaven, Andrew Garfield said he was ready to take a break. He explained that while he has no complaints about recognition, awards season feels like a “washing machine.”

the Tammy Faye’s eyes The actor explained, “I’m going to rest a bit. I have to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be and just be a bit of a person for a while. It happened shortly after Garfield was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Jonathan Larson in Tick, tick… Boom!

The 33-year-old actor didn’t win the Oscar, which went to Will Smith for his Best Actor performance in King Richard.

Other Oscar-Nominated Actors Who Stepped Back

In 2015, Jennifer Lawrence was the highest paid woman in show business. The hunger Games the actor won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Silver Lining Playbook and received nominations for the following films, american hustle and Joy.

Despite her huge success, in 2019 Lawrence took a step back from the public eye. She married Cooke Maroney, giving birth to her first child in 2022. Explaining why she left acting, Lawrence said vanity lounge“I just think everyone was sick of me. I was sick of me.

Lawrence recently returned to the big screen, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the film Don’t look up. The five-time Oscar-nominated actor understood what Lawrence had been through. After the box office success of the epic blockbuster Titanic, DiCaprio became overwhelmed.

He said Free time“It was a very surreal period. It was aberrant.” The Gatsby the magnificent The actor explained, “I took a break for a few years because it was so intense. I needed to recharge and refocus. He finally came back to Hollywood with a new approach, winning the Oscar for Best Actor in 2016 for his pioneering role in The ghost.

In 2013, after winning People magazine’s “Most Wanted Man” award, Ryan Gosling announced he was stepping away from Hollywood on a well-deserved break. Acting since the age of 12, the father of two claims he lost his perspective. According to Today, Gosling explained, “I think it’s good for me to take a break and reevaluate why I do it and how I do it.” In 2017, Gosling came back strong. He was nominated for Best Actor for his role in The Earth.

Actors who apparently retired and then came back

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Then there are the actors who claim to be leaving Hollywood forever, only to come back.

Over the years, Paltrow has “stopped” acting on several occasions. In 1999, she won the Oscar for best actress for Shakespeare in love. In 2005, Paltrow left acting to raise his daughter, Apple. She returned to the big screen in 2008 to take on the role of Pepper Potts in Iron Man.

In 2020, the founder of Goop, who had just finished working on the television series The Politician, Told Harper’s Bazaar she would “literally never” return to Hollywood. “When I was performing, I got really burned out,” she explained. According to IMDbit is Paltrow’s last film to date.

At 76, Martin Scorsese has forced actor Joe Pesci out of retirement. He appeared alongside Robert De Niro in the Netflix movie, The Irishman. According to Weekly entertainmentPesci, who won an Oscar in 1991 for Goodfellas, has not confirmed his reasons for leaving Hollywood. The famous director explained: “Sometimes people don’t want to do something for different reasons. He said: “It could be family issues. It could be health. It could be the boredom of making a certain type of film. Play a certain character.

Whatever the reasons, many of our favorite actors have taken a break from their illustrious acting careers. But they come back stronger than ever.

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