Walter Hill to announce shock retirement?

Hill created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Hill fans. Speculation had been rife that the American director best known for the movie 48 Hrs., is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 78, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 27/11/2020 : 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-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 Thursday evening, #ThankYouWalter 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.

“Walter Hill was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouWalter”
— @universalObserver, 26 Nov 2020
“I thought Walter Hill retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 26 Nov 2020

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