It’s rare for an A-list actor to completely abandon Hollywood, but Cameron Diaz did it very stealthy, without many people even seeming to notice. Maybe we don’t notice that she hasn’t been in a new movie in years because we find ourselves re-watching There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels, In Her Shoes, and of course, arguably the best romantic comedy, The Holiday. While she had a very successful run for a number of years during which she won four Golden Globe Awards, she officially announced her retirement from acting after 2014’s Annie.
Her IMDB page has grown very sad, as too have her many fans around the world who would love to see her act again. It seems that Cameron Diaz simply grew tired of her years of hard work and has since settled down with now husband Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden. Fun fact, she is the sister-in-law of Nicole Richie who is married to Benji’s brother.
It may have seemed like Mo’Nique’s career was just taking off when she won an Oscar for her role in 2009’s Precious. After an award like that, it would have been obvious for the actor to star in more movies and win more awards. However, the stand-up comedian only acted in four more movies after that, and one was a TV movie.
Apparently, winning an Oscar made Mo’Nique develop a haughty persona and a heightened and exaggerated sense of her worthiness. Her refusal to “play the game” in Hollywood did not go over very well with her peers, and she was shunned.