Alec Baldwin and 4 Other Actors Who Are Sick of Acting

According to HuffPo, Alec Baldwin has not only had quite enough of Twitter, but is also itching to completely retire from being famous. "I’d love to if I could, yeah. That would be the greatest thing in the world," Baldwin's said of quitting the industry. As it turns out, the desire to drop everything and live like a normal person is a Hollywood trend: Here are some stars that we fear might act on their threat to quit acting.

You're free to go, Alec Baldwin

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According to HuffPo, Alec Baldwin has not only had quite enough of Twitter, but is also itching to completely retire from being famous. "I’d love to if I could, yeah. That would be the greatest thing in the world," Baldwin's said of quitting the industry. As it turns out, the desire to drop everything and live like a normal person is a Hollywood trend: Here are some stars that we fear might act on their threat to quit acting.

Ryan Gosling

This is not a joke. We are one pregnancy away from losing Ryan Gosling every day of our lives: "I don't want to act much longer... I'd like to be making babies but I'm not, so I'm making movies," Gosling told The A.V. Club a few years ago. "When someone comes along I don't think I'll be able to do both and I'm fine with that. I'll make movies until I make babies. I have no idea when the handover will happen." You're really only making this harder on us, Ryan. image: Focus Features

Michelle Williams

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Although Williams told press that making the heartbreaking Blue Valentine rekindled her love for acting, she's had more than one bout of boredom with her craft. Like her co-star Gosling, Michelle also dreams of domestic simplicity: "I often dream of quitting acting. Walking away and becoming a laundress or a sous chef or maybe writing other people's love letters for a living," she said in an interview with Hobo Magazine in 2011.

Audrey Tautou

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Ten years after Amelie, the talented and incredibly classy Tautou told The Telegraph that she wanted to quit acting to make time for her other passions: “I have several plan Bs: I want to become a sailor; I like to draw; I would love to learn many things, but I don’t have time…” As easily as we can picture Audrey drawing pictures on a sailboat, we've got our fingers crossed that she sticks around.

Angelina Jolie

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Since becoming a mom, Jolie has slowed her acting career down, telling news sources that she was done working and only accepting such influential roles as "Tigress" in the Kung Fu Panda series. We've been waiting for another performance like the one she gave in Girl, Interrupted for the past 12 years, though, so she better get back on that horse.