Superheroes seem to need a break too. Actor Andrew Garfield, who played the role of the webbed wall crawler in The Incredible Spider-Man, she decided to take a break from acting, at least for a while.
Although his recent announcement has devastated fans hoping for a repeat in another episode of Spider-Man, his decision is not unique. Many Oscar-nominated actors have chosen the same fate, abandoning their craft to focus on their families and personal goals.
For Garfield, he wants to “be a little ordinary for a while”.
Andrew Garfield takes a break from acting
In an interview with Variety, promoting its 2022 FX limited television series Under the banner of the sky, Andrew Garfield said he is ready to take a break. He explained that although he wasn’t complaining about the accolade, awards season felt like a “washing machine”.
The Tammy Faye’s eyes the actor explained: “I’ll rest for a while. I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be and be just a little bit of a person for a while. This came shortly after Garfield was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Jonathan Larson in Tic, Tick… Boom!
The 33-year-old actor didn’t take home the Oscar, which went to Will Smith for his performance as Best Actor in King Richard.
Other Oscar-nominated actors who have taken a step back
In 2015, Jennifer Lawrence was the highest paid woman in show business. The hunger games actor won the Oscar for Best Actress for Playbook with silver lining and received nominations for subsequent films, The American hustle and bustle And Joy.
Despite his huge success, in 2019 Lawrence took a step back from the public spotlight. He married Cooke Maroney, giving birth to her first child in 2022. Explaining why she left acting, Lawrence told Vanity Fair: “I just think everyone got sick of me. I was tired of myself ”.
Lawrence recently returned to the big screen, starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the film Don’t look up. The five-time Oscar-nominated actor understood what Lawrence had gone through. After the box office success of the epic blockbuster Titanic, DiCaprio was overwhelmed.
He told Time Out: “It was a very surreal time. It was strange ”. The Great Gatsby the actor explained: “I took a break for a couple of years because it was so intense. I needed to recharge and concentrate ”. He eventually returned to Hollywood with a fresh take, winning the Oscar for Best Actor in 2016 for his role as frontier man in The avenger.
In 2013, after earning the title of People magazine’s “Most Wanted Man,” Ryan Gosling announced his much-needed hiatus from Hollywood. Acting from the age of 12, the father of two claims to have lost perspective. According to Today, Gosling explained, “I think it’s good for me to take a break and reevaluate why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it.” In 2017, Gosling is back strong. He was nominated for Best Actor for his role in him La La Terra.
Actors who apparently retired and then returned
Then there are the actors who claim to leave Hollywood forever, only to return.
Over the years, Paltrow has “stopped” acting numerous times. In 1999, she won the Oscar for Best Actress for Shakespeare in love. In 2005, Paltrow she left acting to raise her daughter, Apple. She returned to the big screen in 2008 to play the role of Pepper Potts Iron man.
In 2020 the founder of Goop, who had just finished working on the television series The politician, she told Harper’s Bazaar that she “literally would never go back” to Hollywood. “When I was acting, I was really exhausted,” she explained. According to IMDb, this is Paltrow’s last film to date.
At 76, Martin Scorsese forced actor Joe Pesci to retire from retirement. He appeared alongside Robert DeNiro in the Netflix movie, The Irish. According to Entertainment Weekly, Pisces, which he won an Oscar in 1991 for Those good guys, did not confirm 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 problems. It could be health. It could be the boredom of making a certain type of film. Playing a certain character “.
Regardless of 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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