Actor James Woods has announced his retirement from acting on Friday through a press release for a property listing in The Providence Journal.
Real estate agent Allen Gammons says the 70-year-old Woods: “is retiring from the entertainment industry and hopes to ‘simplify his life’ by selling ‘his many real estate holdings on both coasts.'” Woods, who owns four homes in Rhode Island, has said his conservative political views make it hard to get acting jobs.
He made amusing headlines recently when he slammed this year’s awards favorite “Call Me By Your Name” for its depiction of a romance between two men aged 17 & 24 (played by 21 & 30-year-old actors respectively). The film’s star, Armie Hammer, called Woods out on the fact that the veteran actor started dating a 19-year-old woman when he was 59, and a 20-year-old woman when he was 66.
The listing though indicates the retirement was not political and may be motivated by more personal reasons, namely the recent passing of both his brother and mother. Woods reportedly hopes to spend more time on passions including photography, antiquing and Texas Hold’em poker.