The Hollywood diva who has two Oscars and five Golden Globes is retiring

Jessica Lange is one of the biggest names in Hollywood

by Sededin Dedovic
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The Hollywood diva who has two Oscars and five Golden Globes is retiring
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The renowned actress, Jessica Lange, recently unveiled her decision to retire from the world of acting, capping off nearly five decades of a stellar career. Her journey to stardom took flight with her role in the 1974 film "King Kong," which earned her a Golden Globe, despite the mixed reviews it received.

Over her illustrious career, this Hollywood diva clinched two Oscars and an impressive five Golden Globes. Jessica Lange, a Minnesota native, currently calls Greenwich Village home, where she resides with her three children and two cherished grandchildren.

After a remarkable 46-year run in the industry, she is set to gradually taper off her involvement in future roles. One of the primary factors cited by Lange for her retirement is the perceived dearth of creativity within the film industry.

She laments that profit-driven motives have eclipsed the pursuit of artistic expression, with many producers prioritizing financial gain over innovative storytelling. Lange's decision marks the end of an era for the entertainment world, as it loses a luminous talent who has left an indelible mark on the history of cinema.

Her legacy, embodied in the characters she portrayed and the accolades she amassed, will continue to shine brightly in the annals of Hollywood's storied history. "The emphasis is not on art and good stories. It's important that the shareholders are satisfied.

I'm not interested in these big movies from comic book franchises. I think they sacrificed art for profit," she said.

She also does not like the editing of modern films, which she considers too aggressive

In addition to her profound distaste for the heavy-handed editing techniques prevalent in modern films, she ardently believes in preserving the authenticity and subtlety of storytelling on the big screen.

This unwavering commitment to the art of cinema has consistently yielded remarkable films and unforgettable stories that have touched the hearts of audiences worldwide. The process of her retirement has been a slow, deliberate journey that began in 2013 when she publicly announced her intentions.

Yet, her love for acting and the craft of storytelling has continued to beckon her back into the limelight. Even during her semi-retirement, she graced audiences with her presence in the chilling "American Horror Story," reminding everyone of her incredible talents.

Looking ahead, she is set to captivate us with her talent in "Long Day's Journey Into Night," a project that promises to be an emotional rollercoaster, and the highly-anticipated biopic chronicling the life of the legendary Marlene Dietrich.

As she navigates the path toward retirement, her commitment to her craft continues to shine, leaving us eagerly anticipating the cinematic treasures she has yet to unveil.

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