The Real Reason Rick Moranis Disappeared From Hollywood

The Real Reason Rick Moranis Disappeared From Hollywood

Between Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, and Honey,
I Shrunk the Kids, Rick Moranis earned his status as one of the great comedy icons of
the ‘80s. Sadly, the actor has since stepped away from the camera, leaving us to wonder
exactly what happened. Here’s what we know about Rick Moranis leaving Hollywood, in his
own words. (Rick Moranis gibberish) Family Man Moranis stopped appearing in live-action movies
after his wife, Ann, died of breast cancer in 1997. Immediately after, he shifted his
focus to raising their two children. In the rare interviews he’s given over the years
since her passing, Moranis has remained nonchalant about his decision to become a stay-at-home-dad.
In 2015, he told The Hollywood Reporter: “I took a break, which turned into a longer
break.” Fiercely protective of his children, he won’t
even reveal their names to the press. It’s Not Unusual These days, giving up a multi-million-dollar
movie career at its peak might seem like a crazy idea. But when he made his decision
to leave Hollywood, Moranis didn’t think he was doing anything out of the norm. He told
the podcast Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: “Stuff happens to people every day, and they
make adjustments in their lives, for all kinds of reasons. There was nothing unusual about
what happened or what I did.” In fact, Moranis believes people only paid
attention at the time because he was walking away from money and fame. “Because I came from celebrity and fame and
what was a peak of a career, that was intriguing to people. And to me it wasn’t that, it wasn’t
anything to do with that. It was just work, and it was time to make an adjustment.” Missing the Action Moranis described “a lot of sameness” when
it came to raising kids. So, he admitted to Bullseye that there were certain parts about
acting that he did actually miss: “I missed the people, and I missed the very
refreshing nature of doing something radically different every day.” Still, he didn’t look back with any regrets.
He said later to The Hollywood Reporter: “I found lots of joy and lots of rewards in
other places. I was working with really interesting people, wonderful people. I went from that
to being at home with a couple of little kids, which is a very different lifestyle. But it
was important to me. I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. My life is wonderful.” Don’t Call It A Comeback Contrary to many reports, Moranis maintains
that he never actually retired from show business. Case in point: he’s done a ton of voice work
over the years, including radio commercials and Disney’s Brother Bear film series. He’s also done some op-ed contributing for
The New York Times. So if you want to know how many sinks he has, you’re in luck. Spoiler
alert: it’s five. Moranis has also released two albums over
ten years. The first, The Agoraphobic Cowboy, earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy
Album. The second, My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs, hit stores in 2013. In other words,
he’s totally still around. You just have to listen more carefully. “Howdy I’m rick how are ya man?” “Hello!” “It’s always swell to run across another oatmeal
fan.” All In Good Time Naturally, when a star as big as Moranis takes
a break from making movies, the question’s going to come up. When will he be back? For
years, Moranis dodged that question, often implying that acting just wasn’t on his radar.
In 2006, he told USA Today: “I’m a single parent, and I just found that
it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making
movies. I found that I really didn’t miss it. In the last few years I’ve been offered
a number of parts in movies, and I’ve just turned them down. I don’t know whether I’ll
go back to it or not.” However, in 2015, Moranis admitted to The
Hollywood Reporter that he’s potentially interested in pursuing live-action roles in the future.
It’s just going to have to be the right one, saying: “I still get the occasional query about a
film or television role and as soon as one comes along that piques my interest, I’ll
probably do it. I’m happy with the things I said yes to, and I’m very happy with the
many things I’ve said no to. Yes, I am picky, and I’ll continue to be picky. Picky has worked
for me.” Who You Gonna Call? Paul Feig’s much-anticipated Ghostbusters
reboot is among the many scripts that have come to Moranis over the years. Despite the
cameos from Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver, Moranis turned the project
down. The reason? It didn’t appeal to him. He told The Hollywood Reporter: “I wish them well. I hope it’s terrific. But
it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I
did 30 years ago?” Fair enough, but we’re still pretty bummed
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  1. This isn't the first time this channel has wrong information I don't understand why but it's kinda ridiculous when you think about it. His wife passed in 1991.

  2. There is something that Rick Moranis should start doing, he should start doing conventions, I've been a fan of him for a long time, and I as well as others deserve to meet him. Rick should start doing conventions and greet all his fans.

  3. he was a great actor. he did a great thing leaving 2 care for his 2 kids. thts totally understandable. love u Rick n good luck to u

  4. 1 Spaceball, 2 Ghostbusters and 3 Honeys; I call that a good resume to sit on for a spell even though they're all at least 20 years old each– that's the minimum, just FYI

  5. Considering how much the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters SUCKED, I think Moranis was right to turn it down. Bill Murray didn't want to appear it, either but he had no choice because it was in his contract. I'm sure making a brief cameo in a movie is not what he had in mind for his big return. I hope the right part that he talked about comes his way soon. I along with many others would like to see him return.

  6. I miss him in movies
    But you have to respect his wishes he’s a father now but if he does return to Hollywood
    It better be grand

  7. you first took a break to raise your kids as a stay at home parent in 1997. ok rick its been 20 years, your kids are grown now. come back.

  8. he's lovely. I happened to meet him in traffic court of all places. He looks a lot, i mean a lot, like my ex, so my daughter saw him walk by and got up and ran to him when he approached the bench. i had just told the person next to me it was him, and how he looks like my husband, and she said no that's not him.. a person or two later… rick moranis was called to the bench. My kid chased him and hugged his leg. so funny. he looked bewildered, why did this kid hug me? i explained as fast as i could and everyone laughed… i picked her up so she could see him closer and she was like ohhhh… not my dad oops…

  9. Dude was smart he know his kids needed him and instead of being rich with family problems he know he had enough money 💰 and just choose to care for his kids I'm sure his wife died knowing she choose a good man !!

  10. He is already

    he doesn't have to Work forever

    He worked and made Millions already

    so why not , Enjoy life with his loved ones

  11. His character in Ghostbusters was probably the funniest. I love Rick and i really, really hope he returns to the big screen sometime soon i've missed him.

  12. Wowww poor guy, i had no idea his wife died 💔. Good for him, i like him alot more now if that was even possible!😊 Good on ya being a good dad and putting family first. 👏

  13. He's considered a 'Hollywood legend' just because didn't take part in the new Ghostbusters movie? Such distinction seemed to come from a raged nerd-fan than a fan of his film career

  14. He’s not missing just taking a break from Hollywood because John Candy died and his wife died too so I guess he just been depressed.

  15. I love ❤ Rick moranis I wish 🌠 he would have said yes to Ghostbusters I love ❤ the old movies and the new one was not the same without him. Thank god they got most of the rest of the other actors to come back.

  16. A man with integrity, that is the best lesson he can give his kids, along with his unconditional love. That I truly admire. Great guy. Once they older I do hope we get to see him onscreen again…. I need to see people like him, real men, someone we can honour for doing the "simple things" in life.

  17. Rick Moranis is to Canada what Henry Winkler is to Hollywood.
    Nobody had ever had a bad thing to say about him, and the amount of respect he’s earned is astronomical

  18. I’m gonna be honest I’ve seen Ghostbusters once and I was half asleep so the only thing I’ve watched with him in is Little Shop of Horrors, and he did so good! He fit Seymour so well!!! I can’t wait for him to do another movie so I can watch it

  19. I don't know for sure, but I've wondered if the small role of Dean Thomas Shanks was what Moranis was originally offered in the new Ghostbusters movie. Steve Higgins, who ultimately played the role, kind of physically resembles Moranis, leading me to thing they cast someone similar for the part. Wild speculation or some truth in it perhaps?

  20. Ever heard of the Boyle shooting? My grandmother was killed by her husband in a party along with my dads cousin and others. My uncle got shot yet rose up and in self defense killed her husband.later cracked from it and ended his own life. It's a story as gritty and realistic as the zodiac or the killer within. Yet one shed of life was the ex husband. My aunts and uncles dad whom adopted them instead of abandoning them. I want rick moranis to play that role. True story.

  21. .

    I wouldn't be surprised to learn that he also has a VERY good investor that has done well by him, and allowed him to continue choosing not to work……if so, GOOD FOR HIM !!

    Though I hope, before it's all said and done, that he actually does agree to do SOMETHING again some day, so all his fans have a chance to see him at least one more time before he permanently gives it all up!


    He knew Ghost Busters TWO was going tobe a Steaming Pile of Dog Sh*t. Before anyone else in Jollywood did.
    I met Rick while I was working on the set of My Blue Heaven w Steve Martin. They were Two Wild an Crazy guys. I wish Rick the very best in all of his future endeavors in life

  23. His wife died in 1991, but in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996, movies starring Rick were released. "Immediately after, he shifted his focus" is a bit misleading.

  24. Rick moranis is such a phenomenal actor I love his movies my favorite movie he was in was little shop of horrors amazing movie I love the musical movies and also Ghostbusters and flintstones with John Goodman Rick moranis is such a hilarious actor I cant get enough of his phenomenal movies 😀❤🎥

  25. I heard his wife passed and he focused on his family. He’s got his priorities right. I loved honey I shrunk the kids when I was little. Little shop of horrors was great too. Spaceballs is also a classic. I’m sorry he lost his wife but he seems like a good father, and family man.

  26. "The Agoraphobic Cowboy is a classic! One of the funniest albums I've ever heard. He takes a classic country music format (think Johnny Cash in the 60's or 70's) and melds it to crazy lyrics about the insanity of the modern world! It is brilliant. It also features a great band. If you love great banjo and love weird humour check it out!

  27. Dodged a bullet on that Ghostbuster Reboot.

    Wish Spaceballs 2's was a thing though. Mel Brooks did some amazing work and Rick Moranis was the icing on the cake.

  28. He’s been under the radar and I understand about his wife’s passing but it’s been over 20 years and his kids have been grown for awhile. Maybe he was burned out. It makes me a little ticked off because he’s not considering his fan base. He also is way too Nonchalant about it. Just like another job? Really holly hell obviously he seems he’s made his money and he is happy. Okay go be happy then dude. Damn

  29. Kudos to Rick for ditching Hollywood and becoming a normal person for his kids. I still miss him on the big screen though.

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