5 Celebrities Who Famously Gave Fame The Middle Finger

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    Celebrities have always had a very tricky relationship with fame. While some deride the celebrity industrial complex and the toll it takes on their privacy, most celebrities rely on the machine to help build and promote their own personal brands.

    Some celebrities, however, have deliberately shunned the spotlight. Some prefer to focus on their respective crafts, while leaving the publicity courting to the Kimyes of the world. The way in which these celebrities have rejected Hollywood can vary, from the understated to the absurd. Some feel the need to announce their departure from public life in a grand statement, like Alec Baldwin did in this week's issue of New York magazine. Others, like the late, great Marlon Brando, reject fame by adopting an offbeat lifestyle and refusing to conform to its parameters.

    So, in honor of Baldwin's recent exit from public life, we've compiled a short list of famous people who rejected celebrity in the oddest of ways. Hint: One of them likes to wear a paper bag over his head.

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