10 Actors Who May Have Given Up Acting

10. Tobey Maguire

Pawn Sacrifice Tobey Maguire
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It's fair to say that Tobey Maguire had one hell of a run in Hollywood from the late 90s through to the late 2000s, starring in a number of acclaimed dramas such as The Ice Storm, Pleasantville, The Cider House Rules, Seabiscuit and Brothers, not to mention finding blockbuster success with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

But in recent times the actor has taken a major backseat from performing, having starred in just two movies over the last five years - art-house drama Pawn Sacrifice and a voice role in The Boss Baby.

It seems that Maguire is more interested in producing films these days, having produced three movies this year alone, while shortly set to co-produce the next Die Hard movie, McClane.

Though Maguire has laughed off reports that he's officially retired, he doesn't sound particularly enthused about acting again any time soon. Given that his Material Pictures label just scored a $14 million production deal with Amazon, it's easy to understand why.

It's certainly possible we'll see Maguire on-screen again in the future, but honestly, it wouldn't be surprising if he was done and just didn't fully know it yet.


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