Mia Farrow Tweets Retirement - Other Stars Who Took a Break from Acting

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On January 23, Mia Farrow, 67, tweeted, "Like my colleague Leonardo DiCaprio I too will be retiring from acting indefinitely #retiringcelebrities." Although it appears she has deleted the tweet, her followers responses can be found. Some of them are positive, "@MiaFarrow Come on Mia, one more movie #retiringcelebrities." - John Moore. Some of them are negative, "How lucky am I then '@MiaFarrow: Like my colleague Leonardo DiCaprio I too will be retiring from acting indefinitely #retiringcelebrities' " - Jordan Gelber

Whether Farrow is retiring or not, there are other stars who have announced that they're taking a break from acting or actively doing it.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, 38, announced, January 23, that he needs to take a break from acting. "I am a bit drained," said the "Django Unchained" actor. "I'm now going to take a long, long break. I've done three films in two years and I'm just worn out." The other two films fans can see the actor in are, "The Great Gatsby" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

If you follow the actor on Twitter, you will find that he is actively involved in humanitarian efforts. "Our petition to protect #Antarctica's Oceans is over 1 million! Thx to all," the actor says in one of his tweets. During his break, the star plans to continue his efforts. "I would like to improve the world a bit," he said. "I [want to] fly around the world doing good for the environment."

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes, 26, has had a rough road of late, including driving under the influence and hit-and-run charges. However, the former Nickelodeon star said, back in September 2012, she is "doing amazing." "I am retired as an actor," she said. "I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line. I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don't drink, and I don't drink and drive. It is all false."

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, 49, has been acting since 1987. He received a Golden Globes win for "12 Monkeys" and Academy Awards nominations, among others. But the "World War Z" actor announced, in November 2012, that he is retiring from acting at the age of 50 to focus on producing. "I've really enjoyed the producerial side and getting stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise."

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen, 19, is much more interested in performing in her alternative rock band "The Pretty Reckless" than acting. The former "Gossip Girl" star announced, in August 2011, her retirement in favor of touring and continuing with her band. "I quit 'Gossip Girl' and now tour and am in a band," she said. "That's pretty much all I want to do. Hopefully, I'll be able to only do that for the rest of my life."

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