Best Known For: Ghostbusters (1984), Spaceballs (1987)
Most Recent Project: Big Bully (1996)
Goofy glasses-face Moranis had one of the busiest decades of comedy stardom in recent memory, landing plum roles in Ghostbusters, Spaceballs and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. But he quickly grew tired of Hollywood. After losing his wife to breast cancer in 1991, Moranis found himself the single father of two children. The demands of raising his kids combined with his distaste for the attitudes of studio executives made his decision easy: He walked away.
Since his retirement, he has been named a member of the advisory committee of Humber College's comedy program, and received a Grammy nod for his work on the 2005 country comedy album The Agoraphobic Cowboy.