Roman Polanski to announce shock retirement?

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

Sad news for Polanski fans. Speculation had been rife that the French director best known for The Ghost Writer, The Pianist or Chinatown, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 86, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director 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 Friday evening, #ThankYouRoman 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.

“Roman Polanski was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRoman”
— @universalObserver, 14 Aug 2020
“Didn't Roman Polanski retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 14 Aug 2020

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