Like our parents always said: sometimes giving up is the best strategy. Mostly just to us, though. Not our other siblings. Weird.

If you become mega-famous, you'll almost certainly keep acting till the end of your days, sleepwalking through roles and grimacing all the way to the bank. Down a few levels in the famous pyramid, however, celebrities have the option of either walking away from it all and being regular... or being wonderful.

For some, the allure of celebrity is powerful enough to maintain them in the spotlight for just as long as humanly possible. For the rest of us, so whatever. Just about everyone on the earth wishes to be famous. That's something that gives you control and influence over your followers. However, did you guys know there are persons who willingly give up their celebrity? Here are a few celebrities that have given up their celebrity status in order to live a normal life.

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