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13 Actors Who All Decided To Retire From Acting Way Earlier Than Everyone Expected

"I had to basically take it back and take responsibility for my own life."

Making it big in Hollywood may seem like a dream for a lot of people, but for some famous actors, they figured out it wasn't for them — and then retired way earlier than expected.

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Here are some of the biggest stars who decided to retire early...

1. Cameron Diaz

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2. Gwyneth Paltrow

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3. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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4. Portia de Rossi

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5. Mara Wilson

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6. Daniel Day-Lewis

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7. Shirley Temple

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8. Meg Ryan

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9. Taylor Momsen

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10. Jennette McCurdy

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11. Peter Ostrum

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12. Angus T. Jones

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13. Kay Panabaker

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Bruce Willis was removed from this list in light of his Aphasia diagnosis.