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Ever wonder where certain actors, musicians, and A-list personalities disappeared to? Look no further.

For some people, Hollywood is a dream. For others, it's a source of anxiety, drama, and a lot of attention they never truly wanted.

Some stars openly resent the level of attention (or obsession) they're subjected to after making it big. After all, there's a major difference between thriving as a creative (who doesn't want to get paid to do what they love?) and managing the throngs of fans who can't get enough of you.

Scroll through for a list of former Hollywood stars who decided to prioritize normal jobs over an A-list status. The overall lesson? Celebrity is great, but the grass is always greener on the other side.