Profession: Actor-Turned-Furniture Maker
Height of Popularity: 1984-1985
Then: If you were a teenaged girl in the '80s, you wanted to be Molly Ringwald. And not just because she was young, rich, and fabulous. But because she was able to land Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling), the young, rich, fabulous, and gorgeous school jock in Sixteen Candles. No man has rocked a sweater vest as well since, nor has any boyfriend ever measured up.
Now: Hot and handy? Whereas most 20-somethings might use their newfound fame to experiment with debauchery, Schoeffling—much like Jake Ryan might—exited the Hollywood scene just five years after his rise to superstardom. Following roles in Vision Quest, Mermaids, and Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Schoeffling—a husband and father of two—departed for his home sate of Pennsylvania, where he makes handcrafted furniture.