Pierre Arditi to announce shock retirement from acting?

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

Sad news for Arditi fans. Speculation had been rife that the French actor best known for his roles in Same Old Song or Smoking, No Smoking, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 79, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 21/06/2024 : 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 Thursday evening, #ThankYouPierre 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.

“Pierre Arditi was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouPierre”
— @universalObserver, 20 Jun 2024
“I thought Pierre Arditi retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 20 Jun 2024

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