Steve McQueen to announce shock retirement?

McQueen created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for McQueen fans. Speculation had been rife that the British director best known for 12 Years a Slave, Shame or Hunger, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 50, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 01/10/2020 : 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-screenwriter 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 Wednesday evening, #ThankYouSteve 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.

“Steve McQueen was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouSteve”
— @universalObserver, 30 Sep 2020
“McQueen wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 30 Sep 2020

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