Jean-Paul Rappeneau to announce shock retirement?

Rappeneau created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Rappeneau fans. Speculation had been rife that the French director best known for The Horseman on the Roof or Cyrano de Bergerac, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 88, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 10/07/2020 : 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.

#ThankYouJean-Paul

For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouJean-Paul 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.

“Jean-Paul Rappeneau was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJean-Paul”
— @universalObserver, 9 Jul 2020
“I thought Jean-Paul Rappeneau retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 9 Jul 2020

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