They Never Asked For This: 15 Celebrities Who Never Cared For Fame

Not everyone is looking for fame and fortune when they get into showbiz, or the music industry, or, uh… NASA. There are famous folks who just want to act, perform, and moonwalk to the best of their ability, and then go home and play video games like the rest of us. Sadly, these 15 people never had a choice:


Neil Armstrong CRACKEDOOM In stark contrast to Buzz Aldrin, Neil tried his best to fade into obscurity upon his return from the moon. He even sued Hallmark when they made a commemorative moon landing ornament and dared to put his name on it.

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Jennifer Lawrence CRACKED.COM She'd like to instate a 3-month vacation for celebrities: Oh, it's my three months off. You can't photograph me. That way, she wouldn't have to answer to headlines about wearing the same jeans 3 days in a row: First of all, yes, I did. Second of all,

Source: Glamour


Shia LaBeouf T AM NOT FAMOVS AORE Displaying a fundamental misunderstanding of how fame works, Shia tweeted I am retiring from all public life, right around the time he drew attention to himself by wearing a paper bag to a movie premiere.

Source: Bustle


Zach Galifianakis CRACKED.COM He says he loves acting, but the part where everyone wants to know about the personal lives of their favorite actors? It's not for him: being a celebrity is sh*t. It's dumb and I'm not interested in it.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Bob Ross AVE His show was but one happy little tentacle on the Bob Ross merchandising colossal squid. It was a friendly face promising that you could master the wet-on-wet painting style... as long as you also bought his how-to books, his art supplies, and took lessons from his

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Johnny Depp CRACKED CO Depp says living a life of luxury is like living on the lam: It's a little bit like living like a fugitive. Everything has to be some sort of strategy. To get you into the hotel, to get you out of the hotel, to get you into

Source: Huffington Post


Chris Evans ee CRACKEDC This poor, handsome man is worried that he may become a legendary actor, and never be able to go back to being merely an absurdly successful actor: Isn't life pretty much as great as I want it right now? If you get too far, there's no

Source: Vulture


Sia CRACKED CO At this point, Sia is probably most famous for... not wanting to be famous. She became an accidental pop star at age 35, making her a perfect target for the rampant sexism and ageism in the entertainment biz. She embraced her solo career, but opted to obscure her

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Kristen stewart CRACKED COM K. Stew doesn't mince words, saying fame is the worst thing in the world. What specifically irks her is the red carpet and the interviews, as she said an interview: Having that much human energy thrust at you and then being critically analyzed is obviously disarming.

Source: Harper's Bazaar


George Clooney CRACKED COM Clooney sounds like he'd trade it all just to be some incredibly handsome man taking a stroll through the park: It's shocking how immediately you become enveloped in this world that is incredibly restricting. I haven't walked in Central Park for 15 years.

Source: Esquire


Brad Pitt Pitt says that, when you're a megastar, personality is your product, and you have to go and sell your wares. Somehow, you're not supporting your film if you don't get out on a show and talk about your personal life. It has nothing to do with why

Source: NY Daily News


Joel Hodgson MUSE CRACKEDCOR Hodgson was a semi-failed comedian, and p-and-coming local puppet maker, when he started up MST3K as a fun little side project. He figured he'd host it temporarily, until he found someone else to pass it off to. That didn't happen for over 100 episodes.

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Daniel Craig CRACKED COM Playing James Bond makes Daniel Craig feel like he's stuck in some elaborate, evil trap, with chains and lasers and stuff: I've been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it, but they won't let me go.

Source: Daily Mail


Dave Chappelle CRACKED COM Chappelle says fame is a hell of a drug: it's addictive, being a famous person. It was an enjoyable part of my life. It was good when it was good, probably much like drugs, but there are parts of it you don't want.

Source: Splitsider


Harrison Ford CRACKED COM Ford says the cost of a lucrative, decades-long career is an incalculable loss of privacy. And the perks are... limiting at best: You can get the table you want in a restaurant. It gets you doctor's appointments. But what's that worth? Nothing.

Source: Contact Music