This list looks into the final film appearances of many famous actors and actresses. Some ended their careers in retirement. Others passed away after long careers working until their very last day. Some had their careers cut tragically short. Everyone hopes to go out on top - sometimes it works out that way, and sometimes it doesn't. While an actor's last film certainly doesn't sum up the body of work they've produced, it can occupy a sentimental place in the audience's heart.
The list covers a wide spectrum of films and performers, from classic golden age stars all the way to modern giants who, for various reasons, are no longer making movies. If they're still with us, some of these folks may surprise with a return to film, but all the retired actors here are very unlikely to ever return to a theater near you.
From Academy Award winners to cult classic hits, these films run the whole gauntlet of possibilities. Cue them up and take a walk through the final roles played by some of the greatest actors and actresses ever to grace the screen. Collection Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP