Quentin Tarantino says that retirement is close for him. After two more movies in fact (well, following The Hateful Eight).
“I don’t believe you should stay on stage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard…I like that I will leave a ten-film filmography, and so I’ve got two more to go after this. It’s not etched in stone, but that is the plan. If I get to the tenth, do a good job and don’t screw it up, well that sounds like a good way to end the old career. If, later on, I come across a good movie, I won’t not do it just because I said I wouldn’t. But ten and done, leaving them wanting more, that sounds right.”
That a very specific schedule so he must mean what he says and I will admire Tarantino if he follows it. Interesting that he thinks directing is a young man’s game. I think Clint Eastwood might be proof to the contrary?