Barry Sonnenfeld to announce shock retirement?

Sonnenfeld created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Sonnenfeld fans. Speculation had been rife that the American director best known for Wild Wild West, Men in Black or The Addams Family, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 70, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 09/12/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director 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 Friday evening, #ThankYouBarry 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.

“Barry Sonnenfeld was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBarry”
— @universalObserver, 8 Dec 2023
“Sonnenfeld wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 8 Dec 2023

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