Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes surprised many when she told Us Weekly magazine she was retired. (She also said that she was a multi-millionaire, but that's a different story). Twenty-six-year-old Bynes isn't the only actress to have quit Hollywood, of course. Scores of others have told the press they've toyed with the idea of quitting early, from those at the top of their game (Brad Pitt and Steven Soderberg) to those who we hardly noticed went away (Eden Wood).
Below, a slideshow of stars who have retired -- or are contemplating retirement in the near future.