Sad news for Skerritt fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in Picket Fences, A River Runs Through It, Alien or M*A*S*H, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 88, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 19/05/2022 : 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 Wednesday evening, #ThankYouTom 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.
“Tom Skerritt was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouTom”
— @universalObserver, 18 May 2022
“I thought Tom Skerritt retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 18 May 2022
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