Steve Martin announces his retirement from acting – “Once you get to 75, there’s not a lot left to learn”

Steve Martin has been a beloved figure in television and film for many decades, but now he has announced his retirement. Fans will undoubtedly miss seeing him on their screens!

Martin first became a household name as part of the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” Over time, he achieved even greater success with roles in big-budget films such as ‘Pink Panther,’ ‘Cheaper by the Dozen,’ ‘Father of the Bride,’ and many more.

Despite growing older, Martin’s popularity has not diminished. Unlike most people who retire in their 60s, Martin experienced a career resurgence and also became a father for the first time. He married Anne Stringfield in 2007, and the couple welcomed a daughter in 2012.

Regarding his career, Martin has expressed his readiness to step away. In an interview, he stated, “There’s a time in your career when people are dying to see you… Now is the time in my career when I’m the one who’s got to show up.”

Currently, Martin stars in the Hulu show “Only Murders in the Building” alongside longtime friend and collaborator Martin Short and singer-actress Selena Gomez.

Martin has created his character in a very organic manner. He remarked, “I’m very happy with my character not growing. They always say, ‘What’s the arc of the character? What does he learn?’ Once you get to 75, there’s not a lot left to learn, there’s only more mistakes. So I don’t worry about those things. [It’s about] being true to the character. If Marty Short is true to Oliver, and I’m true to Charles, then we can’t go wrong. They’re real people.”

“When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others. I’m not going to seek other movies. I don’t want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it,” Martin revealed.

Martin is also well-known for his numerous television cameos, especially on “Saturday Night Live.” He has been a special guest on SNL 19 times and has hosted the show 15 times.

It appears Martin is retiring on a high note, as he is nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Charles Haden-Savage in his latest show.

Few have had careers as prolific as Steve Martin’s, and it’s clear he wants to go out on top. The actor can truly say he has done it all!