Sad news for Savage fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in The Thin Red Line, The Godfather Part III or The Deer Hunter, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 70, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 26/05/2020 : 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 Monday 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.
“John Savage was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJohn”
— @universalObserver, 25 May 2020
“I thought John Savage retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 25 May 2020
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