When your favorite band stops making new music or your favorite actor stops appearing in movies or TV shows, it’s never a pleasant day.
Unfortunately, only death can put a stop to the lives and legacies of our most beloved artists.
It is not uncommon for artists to keep working well into old age, and as they progress in years, we often notice subtle shifts in their aesthetic.
Russell Crowe, actor of Gladiator, has said he is considering retiring from acting before his 60th birthday, so it’s possible we won’t get to see him age on film.
Crowe has been a film industry titan for over three decades, but his latest comments at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival have alarmed even his most devoted fans.
The actor, who will turn 60 the following year, has openly discussed leaving the film profession early, saying that he has thought about the possibility that obscurity would give him with a better existence.
According to Variety, Crowe said of getting older: “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 notably collaborated on the classic Gladiator in 2000, just turned 85.
If the information on his IMDb page is accurate, he has as many as 20 films in the pipeline.
Fox News reports that Crowe is currently developing eight separate film projects.
If that’s the case, it could be a while before his passing is mourned by the public.
He is working on several documentaries that will be released in the near future. According to the 59-year-old:
“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.”
If and when Russell Crowe decides to leave the performing business, I for one will miss seeing him in movies.
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