Ken Watanabe to announce shock retirement from acting?

Watanabe created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Watanabe fans. Speculation had been rife that the Japanese actor best known for his roles in Inception or Batman Begins, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 61, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 16/01/2021 : 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.

#ThankYouKen

For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouKen 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 #ThankYouKen.”
— @DesireePlum, 15 Jan 2021
“Watanabe wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 15 Jan 2021

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