19 Retired Celebrities, Now and Then.

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From teen heartthrobs to veteran TV show hosts and actors, see which celebs have publicly announced they’ve retired, have left their known-for professions for something else, or have been missing from the spotlight for years, leaving us wondering “where are they now?

Sean Connery

Hollywood icon Sean Connery’s big breakthrough came in 1962 when he portrayed James Bond in “Dr. No.” He went on to star in six more films as Bond, and has maintained a successful career afterwards. While receiving the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award on June 8, 2006, the Scottish actor, and one-time “Most Sexiest Man” announced his retirement. In 2007, it was speculated that Connery would join the “Indiana Jones” cast, but he debunked the rumors, saying on his website, “If anything could have pulled me out of retirement, it would have been an ‘Indiana Jones’ film. But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun.”