Is Terrence Howard Really Planning to Retire?

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It appears as if actor Terence Howard is ready to call it a career — again. Howard is considered one of Hollywood’s most underrated actors and if you remember, actually hinted at retirement in 2019. He said this time, though, it’s for real.

“This is the end for me. This is the end for me. I don’t know if it’s the end for the rest of them,” he told Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier, via WGRZ. “I retired two years ago, for the most part, I was done. … I asked Sidney Poitier 10 years ago does he want to do any more work, and he said, ‘Why would I spend my last 10 years doing an impersonation of myself?’ And that’s what I’ve gotten to.”

Howard, 53, had a leading role as Luscious Lion in the show Empire, and has starred in movies such as Hustle & Flow, Ray, Four Brothers, Big Momma’s House and many others.

“I’ve gotten to the point where now I’ve given the very best that I have as an actor,” he said. “Now I’m enjoying watching other new talents come around, and I don’t want to do an impersonation of myself.”

Is Terrence Howard Really Planning to Retire?

“There’s some better actors out there that can do things that I was never able to do. So, I want to applaud them, I want to be excited about what they do.”

Howard actually was in the first Iron Man film, alongside Robert Downey Jr., but was later replaced by Don Cheadle after a salary dispute.

“Yeah, well, Iron Man was a big dance,” he once said. “It was great until Disney took it over. Once Disney took it over, they started looking after money. You know, the very first thing they did was come in and shook everyone down and shook Gwyneth Paltrow down, try to shake my character down and my agent said, ‘F-U” and hung up.”

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