Jack Black says he is ready to retire

Jack Black said in an interview with Balance that he is ready to retire and maybe has one more film and a Tenacious D record in him.

“Maybe one more movie. I’m kind of enjoying the idea of early retirement. Not so early. I’m 50.

“I’ve been saying for a long time that this is the last movie. We’ll see. I can’t really say what my next thing is because it’s too early; it’s a jinxer. I’ve got a couple of tricks up my sleeve. But not too many. I’m looking to wrap it up pretty soon. Ride off into the sunset.”

The 50-year-old actor is currently promoting Jumanji: The Next Level and that might serve as his penultimate film. Black had his first acting gig for a commercial in 1982 for a video game called Pitfall. Weirdly, the commercial has some Jumanji vibes.

Black appeared in many small TV and film roles until his breakout in 2000’s High Fidelity as a record store clerk.

He says he wants to spend more time close to his wife and kids and would consider a TV show that filmed in California.

“I spend too much time away from home. Maybe I’ll do a TV show here in town, so I can work the 9 to 5 and then get back home. 

“We’ll see. I’m not a big five-year plan kind of guy though. I don’t really look down the road. I kind of take it day by day. And if something comes up, you know, obviously if Tarantino comes a-knocking, I’m gonna do that movie!

“Tarantino likes to talk about doing his last movie too. He says there’s only one movie left. It might be Star Trek. It might be who the hell knows? 

“Maybe I’m going to pull a Tarantino and say, ‘Guys. I’ve done 99 movies. I’m going to do one more. Gonna go out on top!’”


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