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I Quit: Actors Who've Had Enough Of Acting

First Posted: 08/17/11 03:32 PM ET   Updated: 10/17/11 06:12 AM ET

We all know the adrenaline rush that comes along with walking into your place of work and declaring that you're done for good. Whether you're throwing your black waiter apron to the floor solo or urging others to follow suit (à la "Jerry Maguire") that feeling of freedom and fear is a classic one -- but it doesn't seem to happen quite the same in Hollywoodland.

While some actors stick to their last words, for most, declaring 'I Quit' seems to be a melodramatic way of staying relevant. From Taylor Momsen and Amanda Bynes to Joaquin Phoenix and Alec Baldwin, those jaw-dropping words don't seem to have much resonance. But hey, they're actors, should we blame them?

Taylor Momsen: I QUIT!
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At the ripe age of 18, Taylor Momsen revealed to British Elle that she was done with showbiz by simply stating, "I quit acting."
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