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Stars Who Shun the Spotlight

By Jessica Wedemeyer Slide 1 of 15

Not every actor or musician gets into the business hoping to become the next big star. Sure, the paycheck's not too shabby, but as far as these entertainers are concerned, when it comes to fame, they're happy to say, "No, thanks!" In honor of the film "Lincoln," which hit theaters on Nov. 16, 2012, we're rounding up the biggest names who gladly shun the spotlight, starting with the man who portrays Mr. Lincoln himself.RELATED:Foxy 50 Over 50Daniel Day LewisThe "Lincoln" star is famously reclusive, splitting his time between New York and Ireland -- where he's able to successfully avoid Hollywood completely. Despite being arguably one of the most talented actors alive, Daniel accepts few roles, working steadily but not frequently. You'll never glimpse him in a Hollywood club mingling with his A-list peers, or blabbing about his personal life. In fact, the Oscar-winning actor has described himself as "a lifelong study of evasion." And when he's not acting, Daniel works as a cobbler and woodworker. We're sure he'll just love hitting the red carpet at every award show now that "Lincoln" has been nominated for top honors at the Globes and SAG Awards.
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