Woody Allen has announced his retirement from film making after a career spanning six decades.
Allen declared his intent to retire from making movies and dedicate the remainder of his twilight years to writing while in an interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.
He said, “My idea, in principle is not to make more movies and focus on writing.”
During his career, Allen has produced multiple hit films including Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, Match Point amongst others. He holds the record for most nominations for Best Screenplay at the Academy Awards with 16 nominations. He has won four Academy Awards including an one for Best Director for Annie Hall.
Allen has described his upcoming film, Wasp22 as being similar to his hit 2005 psychological thriller Match Point in that it would be “exciting, dramatic and also very sinister.”
Despite his prolific filmmaking career, Allen had been blacklisted by Hollywood following allegations by ex-partner Mia Farrow that he molested their child Dylan. He always denied the allegations.