Albert Dupontel to announce shock retirement from acting?

Dupontel created a stir on Sunday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Dupontel fans. Speculation had been rife that the French actor best known for his roles in President, Locked Out or Bernie, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 57, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 18/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor-comedian-director-screenwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouAlbert was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouAlbert.”
— @DesireePlum, 17 Jan 2021
“I thought Albert Dupontel retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 17 Jan 2021

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