Actors you didn't realize may never act again
From Bruce Willis to Daniel Day-Lewis, many actors have made the decision to step away from their trade, whether for health reasons or due to a sense of satisfaction with what they've achieved. Steve Martin has had a distinguished career spanning several decades and is experiencing renewed success as one of the stars of the hit series 'Only Murders in the Building.' However, he's considering hanging up his hat for good after this role. "When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others. I’m not going to seek other movies. I don’t want to do cameos," he told the Hollywood Reporter. "This is, weirdly, it." This isn't the first time Martin has made moves towards retirement. “My wife keeps saying, ‘You always say you’re going to retire and then you always come up with something,’” he revealed. While he feels ready to take a step back, the entertainment industry might not allow him to slip away! New projects and ideas keep popping up to delay his departure. His close friend Lorne Michaels had this to say: “He’s kind of at another career peak, of which he’s had way too many. It’s just never an accident when people are still standing — and right at the front.” While some actors went out with a bang and made a big retirement announcement, others slipped away quietly. Whatever the case, check out this gallery to discover some actors you didn't realize may never act again.
Stars who have been involved in ugly custody battles
The end of a relationship is never easy, and it's even worse when there are children involved. For personalities in the public spotlight, the situation can be especially difficult, and when celebrities divorce it often ends in a court battle over the children. Some cases go on for years. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis were together for 10 years before what appeared to be a rather sudden split in 2020. The two share a son, Otis, and a daughter, Daisy, and have reportedly been working out their co-parenting arrangement ever since. In 2021, Sudeikis brought a case against Wilde over where their children would live. Wilde is based in California, while Sudeikis was living in the UK filming 'Ted Lasso' at the time. However, he declared his desire to live in New York and make the state the primary residence for his children. The judge dismissed Sudeikis's petition and determined that the children's home state is California. This is the first win for Wilde in what may become a messy legal battle. She filed a petition to “determine parental relationship in Superior Court of California, in LA,” in May, and it's likely that the custody case will continue there. Things already got ugly in April when Wilde was served with custody papers while giving a presentation live on stage at CinemaCon. Court documents obtained by the Daily Mail reveal that Wilde accused Sudeikis of acting with malice by choosing to serve her in such a public and embarrassing way. "Jason's actions were clearly intended to threaten me and catch me off guard," Wilde reportedly says in the documents. "He could have served me discreetly, but instead he chose to serve me in the most aggressive manner possible." Check out the gallery and see the celebrities who have already battled it out in court for custody of their children.
Our Captain: Robin Williams' hilarious and heart-wrenching legacy
From his unparalleled improvisational skills, both in comedy and drama, to his unapologetically silly antics, Robin Williams was, for many years, the beating heart of Hollywood. One second he could make you laugh till it hurt, and the next he’d reduce you to a puddle of tears, and for both you would feel extremely grateful. The shining star went out too early, however, as Williams took his own life on August 11, 2014, after silently battling depression and Lewy body dementia. His loss was a huge lesson to the world that you really never know what a person is going through, no matter how gleeful or entertaining they seem. Though he left too soon, Robin Williams left us all with the greatest gift: his life’s work. Click through to look back at the unforgettable icon.