Joe Mantegna to announce shock retirement from acting?

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

Sad news for Mantegna fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in The Godfather Part III or Criminal Minds, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 73, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 17/09/2021 : 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-producer-author-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 Thursday evening, #ThankYouJoe 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 #ThankYouJoe.”
— @DesireePlum, 16 Sep 2021
“I thought Joe Mantegna retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 16 Sep 2021

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