8 Celebrities Who Act Differently Than Fans Expect

Jennette McCurdy

Jennette McCurdy won hearts on "iCarly" and more, but she chose to step away from acting to focus on writing and directing, exploring her creative talents beyond the screen.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston's transformation into Walter White on "Breaking Bad" earned him critical acclaim. Beyond TV, his theatrical ventures and compelling performances in films like "Trumbo" solidified his status as a versatile actor.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock's ability to excel in both comedy and drama defined her career, culminating in an Oscar for "The Blind Side." Recently, she announced a break from acting to prioritize personal well-being.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson's portrayal of Hermione in "Harry Potter" propelled her into the spotlight. Despite diverse roles in films like "Beauty and the Beast," she has taken a hiatus from acting to focus on activism and personal projects.

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen's transition from acting in "Gossip Girl" to fronting the rock band The Pretty Reckless showcased her artistic evolution and rebellious spirit.

Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Cates' charm in '80s classics like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" led to a pause in acting to raise her family. Today, she manages a boutique in New York City and remains open to acting opportunities.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis, known for his immersive performances, retired after "Phantom Thread," leaving a legacy of unparalleled dedication to his craft and three Academy Awards for Best Actor.

Michael Caine

Michael Caine's illustrious career spanned iconic roles in "The Italian Job" and "The Dark Knight Trilogy," earning him two Academy Awards. His lasting impact on cinema continues to inspire generations.