Russell Crowe, the renowned Hollywood actor, has announced his contemplation of retiring from acting after a successful four-decade-long career. During a recent appearance at the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the 59-year-old star expressed his introspection about growing old in the industry and pondered on his next career move. Crowe humorously described the feeling of looking in the mirror and not recognizing himself, stating, "I am in that period now."
Crowe also acknowledged the example set by 85-year-old director Ridley Scott, who continues to find new projects and interests as he ages. The actor stated that he might follow in Scott's footsteps or choose to retire from the industry altogether, saying, "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."
Additionally, Crowe's personal life may also influence his decision. The actor, who has been dating Britney Theriot, was accompanied by her at the film festival. The couple has been inseparable in recent months, traveling together and attending various events. In May, Britney joined Crowe on his Indoor Garden Party Tour in Sydney. The pair confirmed their relationship with a public kiss on the tennis court in November 2020.
Furthermore, Crowe's plan to settle down in his personal life may align with his consideration of retiring from acting. The actor is currently building a $400 million film studio named 'Aussiewood' in Coffs Harbour, Australia, and owns a nearby farm in Nana Glen. He divides his time between the rural estate and his home in Sydney.
Throughout his career, Russell Crowe has achieved great success, widely known for his roles in acclaimed films such as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, and Man of Steel. However, the actor now finds himself at a crossroad, contemplating whether to continue his legacy in the industry or embark on a new chapter in his life. As fans eagerly wait to see what decision Crowe will make, for now, it remains uncertain whether the actor will bid farewell to his acting career after 40 incredible years or continue to surprise and entertain audiences with his talent and versatility.