Sad news for Spielberg fans. Speculation had been rife that the American director best known for Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park or Jaws, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 71, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 12/12/2018 : 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-producer 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 Tuesday evening, #ThankYouSteven 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.
“Steven Spielberg was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouSteven”
— @universalObserver, 11 Dec 2018
“Spielberg wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 11 Dec 2018
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