15 Famous Actors Who Quit After One Movie

If the director hypnotizes me, I will never act again.

It would be a dream come true for any actor to make it big with his first role. For many, this would mean the start of a stellar film career, but for some, just one experience of being in the limelight is enough.


Here are 15 actors who made it big with a movie and then left it:


carrie henna played newt in aliens in 1986, but later stopped acting as his family moved back to the US from London.

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He initially booked the part after meeting costar Sigourney Weaver, and he remained in touch with Heine, who is now a teacher, as he has grown.

His only other acting credit is a voice role in the 2020 animated film thunder island,


After starring as Charlie Bucket in 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryPeter Ostrom turns down a three-film deal, and his life is gone.back to normal,


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Instead of an actor, he became a veterinarian.

However, in a virtual reunion Along with other former child actors, he gave his nod for the upcoming prequel to mark the film’s 50th anniversary. wonka, starring Timothée Chalamet. He said, “Everything that talks about Wonka is good for the Wonka story. It’s a great story and it needs to be told again, regardless of who’s making it or who’s making it. “


Although the singer Gwen Stefani Having been in several movies and TV shows as herself, the only movie character she ever played was Jean Harlow in 2004 the Aviator,


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He also did voice work as DJ Suki. trolls,


In 1984, Tami Stronach Played the role of Childlike Queen in never ending storyBut, after a brief venture into music and an onslaught of unwanted attention, her family decided that she would no longer act.

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When she grew up, Stronach became a professional dancer and theater actor.


Emmanuel Shote, a former soldier, starred in the 1999 French film l’humanite as Pharaoh de Winter, and even though he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, he decided not to pursue a film career.


In 1971, Dennis Wilson, co-founder of the beach Boys, made his one and only onscreen appearance as a mechanic Two-lane blacktop.

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In 1966, model Dorothy McGowan starred in the French film . Starred in Titanic as Supermodel Polly Magoo, who are you? And then disappeared from the public eye.

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Director William Klein approached her about being in the film, and they had a good working relationship.

McGowan told Harper’s BazaarBill was fun to work with because he was like my older brothers, who were just as good looking and as tall and full of hell. But he had really crazy ideas. And I couldn’t express them. I was free enough for me. I couldn’t even express myself to other people because they didn’t understand me.”

However, after the film’s release, she left both acting and modeling to start a family.


Maria Callas, a famous opera singer, starred in only one film – a 1969 Italian production media, in which he played the lead role.

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Surprisingly, he did not sing in the film.


in 2003, robert tsai Lawrence played in school of Rock, and later, he studied at Dartmouth College.

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He also continued to play the piano.


In 1987, Sarah Pickering Played a titular role in an adaptation of Charles Dickens Little Dorita And then disappeared from the world of entertainment to lead a quiet life.

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Eleonora Dusse, a skilled stage actor, made only one film — 1917s senere, in which she played the role of Rosalia Darios.

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In 1967, Nadine Nortier Gave him his only onscreen performance as the titular character in mouchet,

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Director Robert Bresson was notorious for casting non-actor.


in 1991, amber scott I played Maggie Banning hook, But she never played any other movie role.

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In 1995, he did voice work for the TV documentary series American Experience.

She briefly returned to the entertainment industry in 2019, producing a short film Cannon ball.


Stephen GutlerThe only acting credit in the 1976 film goes to Huttenbeitzer weak heart, in which he was hypnotized by director Werner Herzog.


And finally, Sonja Skiba, whose only acting credit is Ludmilla in . Is weak heart, it was also hypnotized during his performance.

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