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 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

My alltime favourite actor -- I've seen every one of his movies except THUNDER ISLAND (1963), which I've been unable to find to an affordable price.

But....he hasn't been in anything since the brief role in HOW DO YOU KNOW (2010). And he's only done 7 movies in the 2000's. He is not listed with any new project anywhere that I've been able to find.

And yet -- no official announcement on retirement or anything like it.

What gives? Is he just slipping silently into retirement?

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

If so, I think he deserves it. He's 76 now and probably wants to enjoy life on Hawaii or something.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yeah, sure, but still -- an artist never really retires. One would think the creative juices would flow to the day they died -- provided they are physically and mentally able, of course. It's probably easier for composers than actors, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Yeah, sure, but still -- an artist never really retires. One would think the creative juices would flow to the day they died -- provided they are physically and mentally able, of course. It's probably easier for composers than actors, though.


Interesting, but perhaps pointless fact:

Sibelius retired at a very modest age, and while his last significant music was written in the 1920s when he was around sixty years of age, he lived to hear Elvis Presley. His "retirement" is said to have been alcohol-related (by a very old lady we met at the Proms one year, who told us she knew him when she was a girl).

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Yeah, sure, but still -- an artist never really retires. One would think the creative juices would flow to the day they died -- provided they are physically and mentally able, of course.

Sean Connery and Gene Hackman have stuck to their retirement plans for the last decade. A shame, as I miss seeing those guys in movies. frown

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Here he is being harassed by the french equivalent of TMZ:



P.S. seeing him enter a book store in Paris is odd, hardly any english books... wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Here he is being harassed by the french equivalent of TMZ:



P.S. seeing him enter a book store in Paris is odd, hardly any english books... wink


Geez, poor guy. I'm sure he would give his left arm to be able to walk around like everyone else, without all the fame stuff.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Yeah, sure, but still -- an artist never really retires. One would think the creative juices would flow to the day they died -- provided they are physically and mentally able, of course. It's probably easier for composers than actors, though.

You can't handle the truth! Sorry, someone had to say it. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yeah, sure, but still -- an artist never really retires. One would think the creative juices would flow to the day they died -- provided they are physically and mentally able, of course.

Sean Connery and Gene Hackman have stuck to their retirement plans for the last decade. A shame, as I miss seeing those guys in movies. frown


Yeah, but both of those have publically announced their retirement. No such thing from Nicholson.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Maybe he wants to go out while still on top, ala Johnny Carson. I wish De Niro had quit 10 films ago.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Maybe he wants to go out while still on top, ala Johnny Carson. I wish De Niro had quit 10 films ago.

More like thirty movies ago. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Alex Cremers   (Member)

I think De Niro is hilarious in Fockers and Silver Lining Playbook! If there's anyone who should've stopped many years ago it's Harrison Ford!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Incidentally, today at the book store I saw what looked like a special issue of Life devoted exclusively to Jack Nicholson. I didn't pick it up to look through it, but all it had on the cover was a picture of him and his name in large print, so it appeared to be some kind of special edition. Most likely a career retrospective.

If there's anyone who should've stopped many years ago it's Harrison Ford!

Nah, I'd still rather watch him over anyone else. He was terrific in 42, and looks great in the ads for Paranoia playing a shadier character than he usually does. He's still got the goods.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 11:15 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

If there's anyone who should've stopped many years ago it's Harrison Ford!

Nah, I'd still rather watch him over anyone else. He was terrific in 42, and looks great in the ads for Paranoia playing a shadier character than he usually does. He's still got the goods.



The latest news has Harrison Ford replacing Bruce Willis in EXPENDABLES 3

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Incidentally, today at the book store I saw what looked like a special issue of Life devoted exclusively to Jack Nicholson. I didn't pick it up to look through it, but all it had on the cover was a picture of him and his name in large print, so it appeared to be some kind of special edition. Most likely a career retrospective.

Did it contain a recent interview? If so, I'd be curious to know if he comments on his current 'status' as far as retirement is concerned.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)

Yeah, sure, but still -- an artist never really retires. One would think the creative juices would flow to the day they died -- provided they are physically and mentally able, of course. It's probably easier for composers than actors, though.

Doesnt that depend on the artist, really?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I guess. But it has always seemed to me that even those who at some point withdraw from the limelight keep doing minor things in private. J.D. Salinger is a good example -- he retired from professional writing early on, but still kept writing unpublished material to his death.

For actors, it's a bit more difficult, though. I'm not sure Connery or Hackman or whoever are still doing acting gigs in 'private' -- it's a profession that by definition requires a public to exist.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   Spence   (Member)

I wondered about Nicholson myself, and really the guy could just retire and enjoy it, after an amazingly successful career, unless he he is being selective in his work, and still enjoys working.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

And just a month after I posted this thread, here it is -- the sad confirmation that it's true. Nicholson has quietly retired from acting, probably due to memory issues:

http://thedissolve.com/news/381-jack-nicholson-reportedly-retires-from-acting/

Doesn't come as a surprise, but still.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

You're starting to scare me, Thor. smile

 
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