Ryan Phillippe Is Ready To Retire From Acting

April 25, 2011 / Posted by:

Yeah, I wasn’t aware that Ryan Phillippe ever really started acting, but that doesn’t really matter now.

Ryan started his career playing openly gay teenager Billy Douglas on One Life To Live and since that soap opera is about to enter the graveyard, he sees no need to go on! No, I made that reason up. Ryan tells Page Six that the glare of the paparazzi’s flash is starting to itch at his skin, so he’s looking to retire from acting and spend more time behind the camera instead:

“It’s so hard to go out in LA. I’m going to move. I’m going to spend a third of my year in New York…. I think I’m going to end my acting career. I’m so introverted. I’m ready to be behind the scenes. I’m 36, but I’ve been doing this for 20 years.

I’m a good guy. I’m not that guy you read about.”

But Ryan’s rep says that his words have been twisted and the most famous graduate of Keanu Reeves’ Night School of Monotone Delivery isn’t quitting acting entirely. I hope the rep is speaking the truth. Because if they aren’t, then we will also have to retire the work of Shakespeare as well, because Ryan is really the only living actor who is capable of handling such poetry. Well, until Justin Bieber gets serious about his acting career anyway.

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