Phoenix, Connery Acting Retirement

“Gladiator” and “Walk the Line” actor Joaquin Phoenix has retired from acting it would seem. Check out the interview below with E! Online.

He later confirmed the news to Extra, saying “This will be my last performance as an actor… I’m not doing films anymore…I’m working on my music. I’m done. I’ve been through that” he says. Contacting Phoenix’s representatives, they confirmed the news saying “That is what he told me.”

The 34-year-old Phoenix’s last film will be James Gray’s “Two Lovers” due for release February 13th next year.

Meanwhile 78-year-old former Bond star Sean Connery, whose last film was 2003’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, surfaced long enough from his Bahamas home to attend an A.F.I. tribute recently.

Talking with MTV News, he confirmed once and for all what hadn’t been officially stated but pretty much accepted – that he’s very much retired from acting saying “Am I retired? Oh Yes.” The site also says despite rumors of ill health in recent years, Connery looked quite healthy.