Tadanobu Asano to announce shock retirement from acting?

Asano created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Asano fans. Speculation had been rife that the Japanese actor best known for his role in Thor, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 45, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 24/07/2019 : 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 Tuesday evening, #ThankYouTadanobu 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.

“Tadanobu Asano was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouTadanobu”
— @universalObserver, 23 Jul 2019
“Didn't Tadanobu Asano retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 23 Jul 2019

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