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.
"Stuff happens to people everyday, and they make adjustments to their lives for all kinds of reasons," he said on the Bullseye with Jesse Thorn podcast (via Uproxx) in 2013. "There was nothing unusual about what happened or what I did."
In fact, he thinks people only paid attention because he was famous. "The decision in my case to become a stay-at-home-dad, which people do all the time, I guess wouldn't have meant as much to people if I had had a very simple kind of make-a-living existence … But because I came from celebrity and fame and what was the peak of a career, that was intriguing to people. To me, it wasn't that. I didn't have anything to do with that. It was work, and it was just time to make an adjustment."