Writer, nun, gangster: What do the actors who leave the profession do?
Many actors leave the movie business for prosaic reasons - for example, to send all their energy to the family and raising children (as Carrie Grant, Alison Lohman, Elizabeth Hurley, Rick Moreanis, who left the cinema for the care of his sick wife). Others reach retirement age, disdain small roles and beat backlash playing golf (Sean Connery). Nevertheless, there is enough of those who find a non-trivial application.
Shirley Temple - Diplomat
Shirley was such a successful child actor that she won a special Oscar for her contribution to film as early as 7 years old in 1935. With age, her fame faded, and the old woman retired at 22 years old. To the credit of Temple, she did not lose her head and built an impressive career. At various times, she served on the board of directors of Walt Disney, Bank of America, the United Nations and many others.She became the first woman to lead the US protocol — her task was to advise the president on diplomatic issues. In 1989, Shirley was appointed ambassador of America to Czechoslovakia, where she helped to overthrow the communist regime.
Greta Garbo - Hermit
Garbo had a reputation as a screen queen of the 1930s, but shooting in the failed romantic comedy “The Two-faced Woman” became, for her, as her expression, the “grave”. The 36-year-old Swedish goddess endured no shame and resentment and took temporary leave, which eventually grew into an eternal one. Thanks to her voluntary exile, the audience remembers her forever young. Being an extremely secretive person, Greta dreamed that everyone should leave her alone. She refused roles, did not give interviews and autographs, did not attend the premieres and even got out of the house with reluctance. Thanks to frugality (as well as a record for the time fees and investments in real estate in Manhattan), Garbo had enough money for the next half century, until death.
Olga Gobzeva and Ivan Okhlobystin - nun and priest
From the 1960s, Gobzeva successfully played in cinema (more than 40 films) and the theater, until in 1991 she left for the monastery.Two years later, she was tonsured as a nun in the Holy Vvedensky Monastery of the city of Ivanovo, after which she became Mother Olga. One of the reasons for such an act was the incident at the Theater of the Film Actor, where she played the role of a hot Spaniard in one of the performances. At some point, Olga felt that she had become so accustomed to the role that she no longer recognized herself and turned into another person. After that, she left the scene forever. Gobzev was no less impressed by the episode when she was nearly knocked down by a train, which required a rethinking of the life and place of God in it. Mother Olga considers monks a cheerful and witty people and attends film festivals and events dedicated to Orthodox culture. She also heads the coordinating council of women's organizations of the ROC and helps forgotten elderly actors.
Ivan Okhlobystin in 2001, also left the actor's activity for the sake of the spiritual and was ordained priest. For several years he did not act in film, but then, in 2009, he nevertheless asked the Patriarch of All Russia Kirill to release him from the service. Okhlobystin intended to return back to the church in a couple of years, but since then he has been absorbed in cinematic commitments - it is necessary to support a large family.
Austin Art. John is a medic
For most of his short career in the entertainment industry, Austin has played various versions of the Mighty Rangers series. Distribution of heroic cuffs every alien rag-tag brought Art. John's thoughts of great strength and great responsibility. As a result, he otpahal 12 years in the ambulance, after which he went to the Middle East as a field medic. “So many people were equal to me and expected a lot from me,” Austin remembers being a Red Ranger. “I don’t think they understand how inspired me to try to change my life.” I felt that I could be proud of it and that this is a way for me to save lives in real life, and not just to pretend to be on television. ”
Sergey Shevkunenko - crime boss
When 13-year-old Sergei played in the "Dirk", he was already registered with the police. With such a pronounced antisocial behavior, the young man quickly became unable to search for bright screen images. In prison, he spent a total of 14.5 years of life. I've been sitting for fights, theft, possession of weapons, drugs and stolen icons, as well as an attempt to escape. In between periods, his mother arranged for him to work as an illuminator at Mosfilm.In 1994, Shevkunenko created the Mosfilm criminal gang, in which the Chef and the Artist passed under the nickname. In 1995, the killer caught a 35-year-old Sergei at the entrance and put a bullet wound to his stomach. He managed to reach the apartment, but in a hurry he forgot to remove the keys from the door lock. The assassin penetrated inside and shot Shevkunenko’s head and his elderly mother.
Macaulay Culkin - Roady
Having thrown a movie at the age of 14, the star of the series “Home Alone” spent a long time on idle trouble. Since then, nothing has changed dramatically. One of Kalkin's achievements is the creation of The Pizza Underground, which performs covers on The Velvet Underground, replacing individual words in the lyrics with “pizza”. Periodically, the former golden boy is still removed in the dubious non-commercial projects of his friends. Macaulay recently joined the road — members of the road crew, who travel with musicians and help with concerts, carrying and setting up equipment, etc., call themselves “I am a big fan of jumping onto touring buses, being useful, loading and unloading things,” boasts Culkin. “I do everything except trade in paraphernalia.”The wheel of Macaulay mainly with his friend Adam Green and the group Har Mar Superstar.
Alexandra Yakovleva - social and political activist and railroad worker
Yakovleva is a symbolic figure for the national cinema, because it was she who struck the Soviet Union with the first bed erotic scene in the “Crew”. In the early 1990s, Alexandra left the cinema and tried a lot of useful professions. She happened to be the Deputy Mayor of Kaliningrad, head the Baltic International Film Festival Amber Panther, work in the public relations department of the airport, get a high post in Russian Railways. There she participated in the launch of the Sapsan, insisting on the creation of a dining car in it, which usually is not available in high-speed trains. In 2016, Yakovleva played her heroine in the new “Crew”, and was also elected to the city council of deputies of Kaliningrad.
Sisters Olsen - clothing designers
Mary-Kate and Ashley even crumbled into a brand and icons for girls. At six, they received the status of the youngest producers in history. Closer to adulthood, it became clear that the great actresses of them will not work, and the twins focused on the design of clothes, ordering the younger sister Elizabeth to take the rap in the performance field.Fashionistas are fabulously rich, their items are sold in thousands of stores and boutiques around the world. In addition to clothing, the sister does not shy away from creating bags, perfumes and jewelry.
Natalia Murashkevich (Guseva) - biochemist
Guseva became famous in the TV series “Guest from the Future”, but her career didn’t go any further than the teenage roles: although she was offered the parties, they would risk destroying Alice Selezneva’s bright image. After graduating from school, Natalya developed her children's biology hobby and learned virology. Subsequently, she worked as a biologist in a Moscow company, where she supervised the production of immunobiological preparations. In 2009, Murashkevich again flashed in a couple of film and television projects, and now devotes time to his family.
Taylor Momsen - Rocker
Cute girl from the tale of "Grinch - the kidnapper of Christmas" and the series "Gossip Girl" decided to pursue musical ambitions. This is a fairly common practice among young actresses. Selena Gomez, Zoe Deschanel, Hilary Duff and others combine roles in films with high positions in the charts. In contrast, Momsen lost interest in cinema, and preferred pop rock to sugar pops.“I left Gossip Girl and am touring with the group now, and, in general, that's all I want to do,” says the actress. “I hope I can do it until the end of my life.” In the videos of her group The Pretty Reckless, in a hoarse voice, she sings about inevitable falling into hell, judging by the tens of millions of views, it will be crowded in hell.
Jack Gleason - Philosophy Student
Gleason is an example of a light-headed young talent who has gone deep into education, and not into drugs. Jack has been playing since he was 8 years old, but after playing the role of King Joffrey in the Game of Thrones, his passion for the craft was gone. And it is not surprising after all the hatred that spilled over to Jack just because he too convincingly portrayed the evil sadist. Enough to torment screen prostitutes and subordinates for the four seasons of the series, 21-year-old Gleason went to study philosophy and theology at Trinity College in Dublin. Returning to acting, he still does not think. The only exception he made for the puppet show "Bears in Space."
Gene Hackman - Writer
Gene Hackman retired in 2014. His last film “Welcome to Muzport” turned out to be so incompetent that it completely discouraged the two-time winner of the Oscar to continue such humiliations. The great actor switched to writing novels.Together with archaeologist Daniel Lenihan, they published three books in the genre of historical fiction — about adventure aboard a ship in the 19th century, about murder in the era of the Great Depression, and about escaping from prison during the American Civil War. In splendid isolation, Hackman also composed a Western and police thriller.
Charlie Korsmo - Lawyer
It would seem that after the role in the Steven Spielberg film to the young actor, all roads are open - let us remember at least Drew Barrymore from Alien. But Charlie Korsmo, starring in the adventure tape "Captain Hook", a few years later returned to the screen in the youth comedy "I can not wait", and then completely left the cinema. Charlie started his film career at the age of 8, starred with Bill Murray in the comedy “What About Bob?”, But eventually realized that he wanted to be an actor just to skip school and play Nintendo. He enrolled at MIT, after the September 11 attacks, took part in the National Security Commission, and later graduated from Yale. Since 2011, she has been an associate professor in the Department of Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland and periodically signs students with her children's films from films.
Daniel Day-Lewis - artisan
Winner of a record three "Oscars" for the best male role upset his fans with the statement that the film "Ghost thread" will be the last for him. However, the actor and previously tried to leave. In 1989, he broke with the theater during the performance. Playing the scene where Hamlet speaks with his father's ghost, Day-Lewis suddenly burst into tears and sped. And never returned. It is customary to think that he is so cool a master that at that moment he managed to summon the ghost of his father on the stage. In the cinema, Daniel is always so desperately immersed in his characters that then he needs time to reboot. For the sake of the role of the couturier in "The Ghost Thread", he delved into the history of fashion and learned how to sew author's things. For a role in the "Bands of New York", he mastered the profession of a butcher and pricked himself aptly throwing knives. Prior to that, Day-Lewis had refrained from filming for five years - he worked on woodwork and made shoes. He studied shoemaking for 10 months in Florence with the virtuoso shoemaker Stefano Bemer. Daniel loves the process of honing his craft skills and is likely to do something about it. Perhaps he will return to carpentry, as he dreamed of as a child, or go to a farm in Ireland and try his hand at stonework, and then, you see, he will mature for a new role.