Viggo Mortensen to announce shock retirement from acting?

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

Sad news for Mortensen fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in Eastern Promises or The Lord of the Rings, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 63, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 30/06/2022 : 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, #ThankYouViggo 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.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouViggo.”
— @DesireePlum, 29 Jun 2022
“I thought Viggo Mortensen retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 29 Jun 2022

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