Sad news for Ortiz fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in Kong: Skull Island, Silver Linings Playbook or Fast & Furious, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 53, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 23/10/2021 : 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 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, #ThankYouJohn 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 #ThankYouJohn.”
— @DesireePlum, 22 Oct 2021
“I thought John Ortiz retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 22 Oct 2021
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