Get Out Director Jordan Peele Is Done with Acting

Posted 2018/01/21 0 0

so he can focus on directing.


The comedian-turned-director Jordan Peele has announced he’s giving up acting to turn his focus entirely on directing after his feature directorial debut “Get Out”. Alluding to a certain legendary actor’s proclamation that Phantom Thread was his last film, Peele’s going the same route, saying:

“That’s the idea. Daniel Day-Lewis and I are both out,” Peele said, referring to the three-time Oscar winner’s announcement that “Phantom Thread” will be his last film.

“Acting is just nowhere near as fun for me as directing,” Peele continued.

Peele first rose to stardom alongside his comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key both on Mad TV and their own sketch series Key & Peele. The popularity of their sketch show even led to him writing and acting in his first film, Keanu. Aside from live action roles in Season 1 of FX's Fargo and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Peele is also attached as an actor on the horror movie Abruptio (still currently filming). As an actor, he's better known for his voice work, which included repeat appearances on Bob's Burgers and Nick Kroll's Netflix series Big Mouth.

On the upside, Peele with Get Out has shown his gifts as a writer and director. Last year though Peele tried his hand at directing with his debut film “Get Out” both a critical and commercial smash hit with Peele potentially scoring an Oscar nomination. The movie grossed over $250 million worldwide from a budget of just $4.5 million. Peele has been nominated for a number of awards for the film, including the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and the BAFTA Film Award for Best Screenplay, among countless others. As yet, there’s been no word as to his follow-up directorial effort, but he is currently producing Spike Lee’s Black Klansman, as well as the HBO series Lovecraft Country.