It’s always disheartening when you come to the realization that your beloved singer will never release new music again or your favorite actor won’t grace the screen with their presence in future TV shows or films.
Typically, it’s the unfortunate event of death that definitively puts an end to the careers of our most revered entertainers. However, many performers continue to create and evolve their artistry even as they grow older.
However, there’s a Hollywood heavyweight who might not give us the opportunity to witness his graceful aging on screen: Russell Crowe. The renowned star of Gladiator has recently expressed his contemplation of retiring from the film industry before his 60th birthday.
Having dominated the film industry for nearly three decades, Crowe’s words at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival have raised concerns among his devoted fans. Approaching his 60th year, he openly discussed the possibility of an early retirement, suggesting that fading into obscurity might offer a more fulfilling life.
Variety reports that Crowe, reflecting on the process of aging, shared, “You are standing in front of the mirror and go, ‘Who the f— is that?’ I am in that period now. I will take Ridley Scott as my role model: he is still discovering new things in his work. Or I will just stop and you will never hear from me again. I haven’t decided what it’s going to be. These are two very valid choices.”
Ridley Scott, with whom Crowe famously collaborated on the legendary film Gladiator in 2000, is currently 85 years old and has an astonishing 20 upcoming projects according to his IMDb page.
On the other hand, Crowe himself is said to be involved in eight movies, as reported by Fox News. If this is accurate, it may be some time before fans have to bid farewell to his presence in the entertainment industry. Additionally, he has a series of documentaries in the works, which he intends to release in the future. However, he expressed his frustration with the legal complications involved in their release, stating, “In order to release them, I have to make them legally comfortable. And to me, that destroys the point. So I just have to wait longer, wait for some people to die, and then I can put them out.”
Personally, I will miss Russell Crowe when he ultimately decides to retire from acting. If you have a favorite Russell Crowe movie, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
Meanwhile, please consider sharing this article on Facebook to entertain and inform readers everywhere.