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Amanda Bynes retires from acting at 24?

06.22.2010

Huh, well this is…something. A little while ago I wrote that Amanda Bynes was one of the last Disney-bred actresses who hadn’t turned into a party girl, and might actually have a legitimate career for a while to come. This was just after she was cast in the Farley brothers’ HALL PASS along with Owen Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer and Alyssa Milano.

Well, it appears that career is something Bynes doesn’t actually want, and she recently just announced her retirement via Twitter, like all the cool kids are doing these days. Her last few tweets:

I've never written the movies & tv shows I've been apart of I've only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play

Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem

If I don't love something anymore I stop doing it

I don't love acting anymore so I've stopped doing it

I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I've #retired

Oh man, she even hashtagged it! You know it’s serious!

What sparked this change of heart? The first statement would indicate her roles aren’t exactly what she’s been wishing for, but I don’t think she’s done too poorly for herself over the years. I believe she’s already finished shooting on EASY A with Emma Stone, but I’m not sure what this means for HALL PASS.

Is this legit? If so, will you miss her?

Extra Tidbit: I've always liked the girl, ever since The Amanda Show. This is kind of a bummer if she sticks to it.
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12:19AM on 06/24/2010

hey, maybe it's...

a ploy to get something better offered to her, put her in gen13 instead of that hack...megan fox.
a ploy to get something better offered to her, put her in gen13 instead of that hack...megan fox.
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11:03PM on 06/23/2010
Loved her tv show. Wish her the best.
Loved her tv show. Wish her the best.
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2:54AM on 06/23/2010
she says she's retiring, but I believe once you've found what your passonite about doing then you just have to keep doing it. At least until your too old or tired to continue doing it. I believe she will get bored and come back, if it is truly her passion to make movies.
she says she's retiring, but I believe once you've found what your passonite about doing then you just have to keep doing it. At least until your too old or tired to continue doing it. I believe she will get bored and come back, if it is truly her passion to make movies.
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1:02AM on 06/23/2010

damn...

I hope she changes her mind.
I love the girl and think she could have a carreer ahead of her. She is a fine actress who you never really hear anything bad about.

But if this isn't what she wants to do then i hope she finds happiness in another place :)
I hope she changes her mind.
I love the girl and think she could have a carreer ahead of her. She is a fine actress who you never really hear anything bad about.

But if this isn't what she wants to do then i hope she finds happiness in another place :)
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11:38PM on 06/22/2010
Should of decided this at 14. She will never outgrow that immature tween stage in my opinion. So long Amanda, and thanks for all of the fish!
Should of decided this at 14. She will never outgrow that immature tween stage in my opinion. So long Amanda, and thanks for all of the fish!
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7:42PM on 06/22/2010

she seems like a cool chick

if that's what she wants to do then that's cool.
if that's what she wants to do then that's cool.
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6:40PM on 06/22/2010
As it was said over on MovieHotties, the tweets started at 2:58am. The cynic in me thinks that alcohol had a hand in this judgement.
As it was said over on MovieHotties, the tweets started at 2:58am. The cynic in me thinks that alcohol had a hand in this judgement.
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6:36PM on 06/22/2010
I'd Smash.
I'd Smash.
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6:11PM on 06/22/2010

Whats with all the hate?

It's not like this young woman went on national TV and bawled her eyes out seeking attention. She posted this news for her fans to read on her PERSONAL twitter page.

Extra tidbit: Isn't it funny how these threads that "no one cares about" usually end up being the most discussed? Everyone's entitled to their opinion though, and here's mine:

Bunch of shit talkers.

It's not like this young woman went on national TV and bawled her eyes out seeking attention. She posted this news for her fans to read on her PERSONAL twitter page.

Extra tidbit: Isn't it funny how these threads that "no one cares about" usually end up being the most discussed? Everyone's entitled to their opinion though, and here's mine:

Bunch of shit talkers.

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6:11PM on 06/22/2010
It's not a big loss. She's insanely mediocre.
It's not a big loss. She's insanely mediocre.
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6:04PM on 06/22/2010
Im only cool with this if she's retiring to be my stay at home wife! but really i grew up thinking she was funny and now shes effing hot so im disappointed but good for her doing what she wants. Maybe she'll come back in ten years and do some dramas?
Im only cool with this if she's retiring to be my stay at home wife! but really i grew up thinking she was funny and now shes effing hot so im disappointed but good for her doing what she wants. Maybe she'll come back in ten years and do some dramas?
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5:18PM on 06/22/2010
ditto
ditto
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5:15PM on 06/22/2010
Yes it deserved a headline! She sounds so serious! What happened to the crazy, happy go lucky Amanda? I'm sure she'll be fine, whatever she does, but hell yeah I'm gonna miss her. Even if some of her movies lately weren't too great. I hope she has a change of heart, and soon.
Yes it deserved a headline! She sounds so serious! What happened to the crazy, happy go lucky Amanda? I'm sure she'll be fine, whatever she does, but hell yeah I'm gonna miss her. Even if some of her movies lately weren't too great. I hope she has a change of heart, and soon.
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4:45PM on 06/22/2010
Im not necessarily happy with her decision. Not that I'm a fan, but just to be able to be an actor for a living, that's a dream job for a lot of people, so her even having the opportunity to be able to quite such a job seems a little conceited. But, I liked her attitude: if she doesn't like something, then she quits. While we can't all afford such a luxury, if we could, we would. So, good for her. Maybe she'll go to college now and find something she does like.
Im not necessarily happy with her decision. Not that I'm a fan, but just to be able to be an actor for a living, that's a dream job for a lot of people, so her even having the opportunity to be able to quite such a job seems a little conceited. But, I liked her attitude: if she doesn't like something, then she quits. While we can't all afford such a luxury, if we could, we would. So, good for her. Maybe she'll go to college now and find something she does like.
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4:38PM on 06/22/2010

Retired?

She needs to pick a different word than that. She QUIT acting, not retired from it. I wouldn't say that last week i retired from working at a video game store. Until she's 65ish, she hasn't retired shit. She's still gonna need to find another job, and i'm willing to bet she's gonna regret this move later on down the road.

To bad too, she's fucking hot!!!
She needs to pick a different word than that. She QUIT acting, not retired from it. I wouldn't say that last week i retired from working at a video game store. Until she's 65ish, she hasn't retired shit. She's still gonna need to find another job, and i'm willing to bet she's gonna regret this move later on down the road.

To bad too, she's fucking hot!!!
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4:38PM on 06/22/2010
Who the hell is this chick??
Who the hell is this chick??
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4:02PM on 06/22/2010
Her Loss.
Her Loss.
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4:00PM on 06/22/2010
Honestly, I can't think of one movie that I've ever seen her in.

Or was that all she made, one movie?
Honestly, I can't think of one movie that I've ever seen her in.

Or was that all she made, one movie?
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4:00PM on 06/22/2010
I've always liked Amanda and I've grown up watching her starting with All That. And at no point did she ever turn into a total slut like Lindsey Lohan or Miley Cyrus. But I will admit that the movies she's been in have basically been crap. And if nobody will put her in a good role then I don't blame her for leaving. She's probably got plenty of money now to put herself through college so she could probably do whatever she wants at this point.
I've always liked Amanda and I've grown up watching her starting with All That. And at no point did she ever turn into a total slut like Lindsey Lohan or Miley Cyrus. But I will admit that the movies she's been in have basically been crap. And if nobody will put her in a good role then I don't blame her for leaving. She's probably got plenty of money now to put herself through college so she could probably do whatever she wants at this point.
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3:36PM on 06/22/2010

this didnt deserve a headline

why was this a link, and whats the last thing she has been in anyway? Wasnt she a dude in her last movie? Her gone is like finding out there are bugs in your yard.....un-eventful
why was this a link, and whats the last thing she has been in anyway? Wasnt she a dude in her last movie? Her gone is like finding out there are bugs in your yard.....un-eventful
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3:00PM on 06/22/2010

Well

It's hardly Maryl Streep retiring, amirite?
It's hardly Maryl Streep retiring, amirite?
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3:00PM on 06/22/2010
I don't think she should be so blunt about it, I'm pretty sure she'll eventually pop up again somewhere in a cameo or small role, she probably just wants a little time for herself and what a better age to do that than at 24 years old but whatever her plan is I wish her good luck and thank her for being such a role modle for upcoming young actresses.
I don't think she should be so blunt about it, I'm pretty sure she'll eventually pop up again somewhere in a cameo or small role, she probably just wants a little time for herself and what a better age to do that than at 24 years old but whatever her plan is I wish her good luck and thank her for being such a role modle for upcoming young actresses.
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5:18PM on 06/22/2010
amen...and she's so funny!
amen...and she's so funny!
2:58PM on 06/22/2010
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2:50PM on 06/22/2010
goodbye and good luck in your other endeavors, but good riddance. The movie industry doesn't need you nor does the film going community. One less cookie cutter actress.
goodbye and good luck in your other endeavors, but good riddance. The movie industry doesn't need you nor does the film going community. One less cookie cutter actress.
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2:47PM on 06/22/2010
Well one less teeny bopper is not too bad. Besides give her a few more years to get her hormones active and we will probably see her again on camera only likely in a sex tape. All we have to do is wait.
Well one less teeny bopper is not too bad. Besides give her a few more years to get her hormones active and we will probably see her again on camera only likely in a sex tape. All we have to do is wait.
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2:38PM on 06/22/2010
This is the day the movies died.
This is the day the movies died.
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2:36PM on 06/22/2010
good.
good.
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2:26PM on 06/22/2010
Kenan should get her on SNL
Kenan should get her on SNL
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2:06PM on 06/22/2010
I liked her. While she was playing the same kind of character a lot of the time, she was easy on the eyes and had a natural and fun charisma. In the right role, she might have really broken out, but hey, as long she's going to be doing something she wants, it's all good.
I liked her. While she was playing the same kind of character a lot of the time, she was easy on the eyes and had a natural and fun charisma. In the right role, she might have really broken out, but hey, as long she's going to be doing something she wants, it's all good.
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1:58PM on 06/22/2010
She'll be back...this is a ploy for someone to hit her with a bigger more mature role. Obviously, TWITTER is an excellent marketing machine.
She'll be back...this is a ploy for someone to hit her with a bigger more mature role. Obviously, TWITTER is an excellent marketing machine.
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1:54PM on 06/22/2010
Meh.
Meh.
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1:44PM on 06/22/2010

Hmmm

She's hot. Although when you're an actress and the best parts of your career are your photo shoots, maybe its time to hang it up.
She's hot. Although when you're an actress and the best parts of your career are your photo shoots, maybe its time to hang it up.
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1:35PM on 06/22/2010
Huh. Interesting.

*goes back to doing whatever she was doing before*
Huh. Interesting.

*goes back to doing whatever she was doing before*
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1:33PM on 06/22/2010
I loved her in Maxim! ;)
I loved her in Maxim! ;)
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1:27PM on 06/22/2010
Boo hoo...She'll be back. Once she learns what a real job is like and why millions of people are scrambling to get into the line of work she's "retiring" from she'll return. She's 24...honestly (no offense to 24 year olds) she has no idea what she wants in life at that point. Hopefully she realizes how good she's had it before it's too late.
PS. The maxim spread she did was her best work;)
Boo hoo...She'll be back. Once she learns what a real job is like and why millions of people are scrambling to get into the line of work she's "retiring" from she'll return. She's 24...honestly (no offense to 24 year olds) she has no idea what she wants in life at that point. Hopefully she realizes how good she's had it before it's too late.
PS. The maxim spread she did was her best work;)
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12:30PM on 06/22/2010

Grew up with her on tv...

I am in that age group that watched her on All That and the Amanda Show (although by then I was getting a little old for Nickelodeon).

I don't blame her for not wanting to act anymore, she is still young and can do many different things. Here is to hoping she just doesn't turn into a country singer...

Also like everyone else has said she hasn't really been in anything good. She had her 15 minutes of fame on Nick and that's about it.

Good luck to her with whatever she wants to do next.
I am in that age group that watched her on All That and the Amanda Show (although by then I was getting a little old for Nickelodeon).

I don't blame her for not wanting to act anymore, she is still young and can do many different things. Here is to hoping she just doesn't turn into a country singer...

Also like everyone else has said she hasn't really been in anything good. She had her 15 minutes of fame on Nick and that's about it.

Good luck to her with whatever she wants to do next.
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12:25PM on 06/22/2010
Tragic loss for the art world ;)
Tragic loss for the art world ;)
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12:21PM on 06/22/2010
Honestly.. she had a good run on Nickoledeon with All That and her own show and that slime show.. but that's it. Nobody will miss her.
Honestly.. she had a good run on Nickoledeon with All That and her own show and that slime show.. but that's it. Nobody will miss her.
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12:04PM on 06/22/2010

hmm

deathstardork makes a good point. however, as an indy filmmaker i'd love to give her a reason to stick with it cause i still feel she had more potential to get away from that god awful stereotyped characters she's played. anybody know her agent's number?
deathstardork makes a good point. however, as an indy filmmaker i'd love to give her a reason to stick with it cause i still feel she had more potential to get away from that god awful stereotyped characters she's played. anybody know her agent's number?
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11:56AM on 06/22/2010
Shes acted?
Shes acted?
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11:33AM on 06/22/2010
Only going to miss the hot red carpet pics of her.
Only going to miss the hot red carpet pics of her.
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11:31AM on 06/22/2010

Very funny girl

Amanda Bynes is a very funny and likeable actress. But, if she doesn't enjoy being an actress then of course she should quit and do something she likes. I liked a lot of her movies, stuff I normally wouldn't like, but she elevated the material. Too bad she was never able to be in a genuinely great comedy with excellent material. I think she would have been awesome. Perhaps, that's part of the reason why she's quitting acting, because she can't get this type of writing to work with.
Amanda Bynes is a very funny and likeable actress. But, if she doesn't enjoy being an actress then of course she should quit and do something she likes. I liked a lot of her movies, stuff I normally wouldn't like, but she elevated the material. Too bad she was never able to be in a genuinely great comedy with excellent material. I think she would have been awesome. Perhaps, that's part of the reason why she's quitting acting, because she can't get this type of writing to work with.
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11:30AM on 06/22/2010
had this chick ever been in anything that didn't suck this would be a totally different story.
had this chick ever been in anything that didn't suck this would be a totally different story.
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2:04PM on 06/22/2010
A lot of her films were at least OK, but Harispray and She's The Man were awesome.
A lot of her films were at least OK, but Harispray and She's The Man were awesome.
11:26AM on 06/22/2010
Nope. Won't miss.
Nope. Won't miss.
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11:24AM on 06/22/2010
she was an actress at some point?
she was an actress at some point?
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11:20AM on 06/22/2010

Good

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11:18AM on 06/22/2010
who?
who?
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2:02PM on 06/22/2010
Idiotic sarcasm or sarcastic idiocy?
Idiotic sarcasm or sarcastic idiocy?
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