Rip Torn to announce shock retirement from acting?

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

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Sad news for Torn fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in DodgeBall or Men in Black, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 89, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 22/01/2021 : 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.


For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouRip 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.

“Rip Torn was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRip”
— @universalObserver, 21 Jan 2021
“Didn't Rip Torn retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 21 Jan 2021

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