We celebrate a star’s life after they die. We berate them endlessly when they stick around the scene too long. But we rarely take the time to appreciate a star that knows when to call it quits. Here are a few of America's sweethearts who bowed out… more or less gracefully.

Cameron Diaz She's been out of the acting game, and committed to the author-and- activist racket, since 2014. She only kinda-s made that official in 2018, when she casually mentioned to EW that she's actually retired.

Source: EW

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Jack GLEESoN It brings us no joy to report that the GOT fandom... may be toxic. When King Joffrey became the most hated character on television, Gleeson started catching a lot of flack from fans IRL. That probably contributed to his falling out of love with his craft: I

Source: EW

Amanda Bynes To the untrained eye, it looked like Bynes finally lost her cool after years of the unique presures of child stardom. But in fact, it was an active choice to retire: If I don't love something anymore, I stop doing it. I don't love acting anymore, so

Source: EW

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