OT: James Woods announces his retirement from acting -- bizarre!
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That Derek
2017-10-07 01:58:08 UTC
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October 6, 2017 5:28PM PT

James Woods Announces Retirement From Acting in Property Listing

By Matt Fernandez

Actor James Woods, who has said his conservative political views make it hard to get acting jobs, announced his retirement from acting on Friday through a press release for a property listing that was reported by the Providence Journal.

According to real estate agent Allen Gammons, Woods “is retiring from the entertainment industry and hopes to ‘simplify his life’ by selling ‘his many real estate holdings on both coasts.'”

The statement from the agent said he wants to spend more time on photography, antiquing and poker. Woods owns four homes in Rhode Island.

The Exeter, R.I. house is listed at $1.4 million.

The 70-year-old actor is known for his roles in “Casino,” “Videodrome,” “Salvador,” “Ghosts of Mississippi” and for his voice work on Disney’s “Hercules,” in which he voiced the villainous Hades. He later won an daytime Emmy for the role in the spin-off cartoon series.

Woods has recently come under fire and made headlines for his criticism of the age gap between the romantic leads in the upcoming film “Call Me by Your Name.” Armie Hammer, who stars in the film, fired back, saying that Woods had at one point dated a 19-year-old when he was in his 60s, prompting actress Amber Tamblyn to respond that Woods had tried to pick up her and a friend when she was 16 and take them to Las Vegas. Upon finding out her age, Tamblyn claims that Woods said “even better.” Tamblyn also published an op-ed piece in the New York Times in which she references the incident.

Woods has denied the allegations.
2017-10-07 04:54:25 UTC
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Few actors over 65 can get steady work. For all the talk about blacks, women, minorities not getting work, there's no lobby for hiring actors of any type once they reach a certain age. Active discrimination against older actors is blatant, and it's reinforced by the TV ratings system, which counts viewers in "the Demo" (18-35yrs) as being more important than gross audience numbers. Hence, a show on the CW, with a million viewers, may be nearly as valuable to advertisers as "Blue Bloods", which has a much larger, albeit older audience. It's discrimination by any other name.