Back in November of 2008 Angelina Jolie
announced that she was going to retire from acting, which seemed to set off a chain reaction of other actors, like Nicole Kidman
, following suite. Of course she didn’t stay in retirement all that long but just yesterday she announced she was gonna retire again…FOR REALS
…Well, sort of.
What she told reporters at the Critic’s Choice Awards was, “I've had a year off, and I may work for a few months. But if I do, I'm probably going to take another year and a half or two. I'm going to work a lot less."
This is actually understandable, considering she and Brad Pitt are raising six
kids, including the two new babies.
Also back in November, Clint Eastwood
himself said he has no plans to appear in films again after starring in Gran Torino
"That will probably do it for me as far as acting is concerned. You always want to quit while you are ahead,"
he said. "You don't want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you're not performing at your best."
Yeah, he says that but when you watch Clint in Gran Torino
you can tell he was having way too much fun. Plus, sometimes the retirements…or semi-retirements…don’t go so well. Sometimes they are cautionary tales.
Anyone seen that dashing rake Joaquin Phoenix
At the height of his popularity, fresh of his Oscar nomination of ‘Walk The Line’
and a great follow-up with ‘Reservation Road’
, Joaquin Phoenix
announced that he was retiring too.
"I want to take this opportunity ... to give you the exclusive and just talk a little bit about the fact that this will be my last performance as an actor, I'm not doing films anymore."
"Are you serious?"
asked the stunned interviewer Jerry Penacoli.
"Yeah. I'm working on my music,"
Phoenix insisted. "I'm done. I've been through that."
I wonder how that’s working out?
Has anybody seen Joaquin lately?
Here you go:
are the most recent
pics of him from a New Years party.
Unless he’s rehearsing for another biopic of Jim Morrison, “working on my music” must be code for “hanging out with famous
directors like Brett Ratner
“Got-D-DAAAYYUMN, ma nigga!! You should change your name to the Joaquin Dead.”