FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, actor James Woods arrives for the screening of Once Upon a Time in America at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Woods said he is retiring from the entertainment industry. The news was included in a press release issued Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale. Joel Ryan, File AP Photo
FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, actor James Woods arrives for the screening of Once Upon a Time in America at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Woods said he is retiring from the entertainment industry. The news was included in a press release issued Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale. Joel Ryan, File AP Photo

Celebrities

James Woods says he's retiring from film (and selling house)

The Associated Press

October 06, 2017 1:47 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I.

Oscar-nominated actor James Woods says he's retiring from the entertainment industry.

The news was included in a press release issued by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale.

Allen Gammons said Friday that Woods is 70 and wants to relax. He says the actor's brother and mother recently died, and he hopes to spend more time on passions including photography, antiquing and poker.

Woods is known for his conservative political views and has said that's made it tough to find work in Hollywood.

Gammons said Woods' decision was not political.

Actress Amber Tamblyn last month said Woods tried to pick her up when she was 16. Woods called it a lie on Twitter. Gammons said Woods declined to comment Friday when asked about Tamblyn's accusation.

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