Claude Zidi to announce shock retirement?

Zidi created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Zidi fans. Speculation had been rife that the French director best known for Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar, My New Partner or The Under-Gifted, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 85, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 02/07/2020 : 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-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 Wednesday evening, #ThankYouClaude 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.

“Claude Zidi was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouClaude”
— @universalObserver, 1 Jul 2020
“Zidi wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 1 Jul 2020

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