Even after being blacklisted by Hollywood, James Woods REFUSES to retire

Actor James Woods is sort of a rare breed when it comes to famous actors in Hollywood. You see, the entertainment industry is nothing more than a liberal cesspool these days, a place where you either get on board with the progressive program or you simply don’t work in the business.

Woods, however, has been an outspoken conservative with zero shame about his political beliefs, constantly expressing himself on Twitter with witty, sarcastic tweets that are just as entertaining as they are packed with truth.

Unfortunately, the actor’s boldness may have gotten him blacklisted in the industry. And a few days ago, some news sources reported that the Oscar-nominated actor had therefore decided to hang it up, announcing his retirement in a press release offering his Rhode Island lake house for sale.

The Washington Post reports:

James Woods still isn’t entirely sure how the end of his acting career came to be announced on Friday by a real estate reporter for a local newspaper in Rhode Island.

But he’s pretty sure it’s his own fault.

“My career is not going to end in a real estate announcement,” Woods assured The Washington Post, after headlines suggesting it had done exactly that spread from the Providence Journal to People (“James Woods has found the most unusual way ever to take a final bow.”)

“It’s just funny,” Woods said. “My agent said, ‘Are you retired?’ I said, ‘I don’t think so, am I?’ ”

He is not, even if the starring villain of “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984) and “Ghosts of Mississippi” (1996) is better known these days for “Family Guy” cameos and his ultra-political Twitter feed.

Here’s how, as best Woods can reconstruct, reports of his retirement became “greatly exaggerated.”

After nearly 50 years in Hollywood, with various Emmy awards and Oscar nominations to his name, the actor has, by age 70, also accumulated a good number of houses.Before driving up to the lake this week, Woods went to breakfast with his real estate agent, Allen Gammons, to devise a marketing pitch.

“We did a little interview,” Woods recalled, and then patched Gammons into his phone call with The Post for the details.

“You said you want to simplify by having less property as you go toward retirement,” Gammons said.

“Yeah, exactly,” Woods said.

So Gammons wrote up a news release. It began:

“Longtime Rhode Island resident and Warwick Pilgrim High School graduate James Woods, Veteran of nearly 150 movies and television shows, has announced today that his recent retirement from the entertainment field has prompted him to simplify his life.”

Woods had tweeted this summer that he had “accepted” the fact that he was blacklisted from Hollywood because of his views.

Woods was a Democrat until 1998, when he broke with that party over former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.

Right after that, the roles seem to have dried up, with Woods not landing a major part in a movie in a decade. But in his interview with the liberal Post, Woods didn’t blame politics for his dry spell, assigning the responsibility to his own pickiness over roles.

In any case, it’s sad that there’s so little freedom and tolerance from the leftists in Hollywood for people who don’t think or act like they do — which would seem like a violation of their principles. And it must be a particularly bitter pill for a successful actor like Woods.

But we’re thrilled that he hasn’t thrown in the towel yet.

[NOTE: This article was written by Michael Cantrell. Follow him on Twitter @MCantrell0928 and on Facebook]


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