25 Celebrities Who Ditched Hollywood for Regular Jobs


17. Jack Gleeson


Many fans of the television series Game of Thrones will admit that they loved to hate the cruel King Joffrey Baratheon played by Jack Gleeson. Despite the hate, many of the shows fans were shocked when Gleeson announced that he was walking away from a career as an actor!

Gleeson had been acting since the age 8, but made a shocking decision to quit the screens to pursue other interests. At the time of his quitting, the Irish actor said: “I found myself falling out of love with acting and didn’t enjoy it as much as I used to. That doesn’t mean that I hate it, but it’s not what I want to do. I feel like I should go back to school and study theology or philosophy.”


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