We all have our favorite stars who decided to walk away from Hollywood. From comedians to Academy Award winners, these hiatuses always leave the lingering question: What are they up to now? Here are the current whereabouts of 15 of our favorites actors, comedians, and filmmakers who stepped away from the spotlight and are sorely missed.
Since the 1970s Gene Hackman has been among America’s most beloved leading men. This in spite of the fact he abruptly retired from the acting world in 2004, bowing out with the Ray Romano vehicle Welcome To Mooseport. Unlike many retired actors, Hackman has made good on his promise to stay out of spotlight, opting to pursue a career as a historical novelist working with Daniel Lenihan.