Michael Shannon to announce shock retirement from acting?

Shannon created a stir on Sunday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Shannon fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his role on the television series Boardwalk Empire, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 48, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 05/12/2022 : 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-musician 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 Sunday evening, #ThankYouMichael 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.

“Michael Shannon was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMichael”
— @universalObserver, 4 Dec 2022
“Shannon wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 4 Dec 2022

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