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‘Not Going To Look for Any More Movies’: Comedy Legend Steve Martin Announces Retirement, Says ‘Only Murders in the Building’ To Be His Final Work

Stephen Glenn Martin, popularly known as Steve Martin, is a successful American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician and the receiver of various accolades. Martin, known for his roles in Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982), Three Amigos (1986), L.A. Story (1991), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Parenthood (1989), The Father of the Bride films (1991–1995), etc. is one of the most favorite comedian-actor of the time.

In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin in sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. But now, after decades in the showbiz world, Steve Martin is thinking of his retirement. According to the actor, Only Murders in the Building is going to be his last show.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin

Steve Martin announces retirement

Steve Martin has been in the entertainment industry since 1968. He began his career writing episodes of The Summer Brothers Smothers Show. In 2018, he, together with fellow comedian Martin Short, released their Netflix special An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life and received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for it.

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But now Steve Martin is thinking of retiring to focus on his off-screen life more. According to him, Only Murders in the Building is going to be his last show and he “won’t be looking for new roles”

“When this TV show is over, I’m not going to look for any more, I’m not going to look for any more movies. I don’t want to make cameos. This is, weirdly, it.”

Martin says that now he wants to focus more on his family life. He wants to spend more time with them.

“I have a family life that’s really fun, To film a movie now, to go someplace else to live, I’m not willing to do that anymore. I can’t disappear for three months.”

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But this could also not be a complete retirement considering his upcoming projects, or it could simply be seen as just a break like he said:

“My wife (Anne Stringfield) keeps saying, ‘You always say you’re going to retire and then you always come up with something, I’m really not interested in retiring. I’m not. But I would just work a little less. Maybe.”

So it seems like he is maybe only talking about retiring from TV shows and movies but not from showbiz altogether.

Steve Martin’s Only Murders in the Building and upcoming projects

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Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez in a scene of Only Murders In The Building

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The 2021 American mystery-comedy television series, Only Murders in the Building was created by Steve Martin himself together with John Hoffman. Martin starred in the show along with fellow comedian and actor Martin Short and the American singer Selena Gomez. The series has officially been renewed for a season 3 although the release date isn’t confirmed yet.

Steve Martin will be in an upcoming two-part documentary about his life with Oscar winner Morgan Neville for Apple TV +. Steve Martin together with Martin Short is currently touring across America for their ‘The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment’. 

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Source: Marca