Corey Feldman Reveals His Retirement From Acting?

Corey Feldman looks to be done with acting.

By Tristan Zelden | Updated

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Corey Feldman had quite an enormous movie career early on throughout the 80s and 90s with movies like The Goonies that are still held in high regard today. Since then, he has worked consistently, but he has not had any major hits in the last 20 years as he did back in his youth. In an interview with MovieWeb, the 50-year-old actor goes into what the future holds for him in Hollywood, and it is not looking bright.

Besides a few upcoming cameos and smaller roles, Corey Feldman said he is not sure that he wants to make another movie. Now that he turned 50 last month (July 16), his perspective on life has shifted. He ponders how he wants to spend the rest of his life and career, and it does not sound like it will consist of being on the big or small screen.

“As far as the film front, yes, I’ve got a couple cameos. There’s a couple cameos on the way out, but they’re very brief, and that’s it. I have no films slated. I have not decided if I even want to make another film. I have literally taken this as a giant reset. And that’s what this is all about. The 50 year mark for me is saying half of my life is now over, how do I want to spend the second half of it? And that’s going to unfold as the days present themselves, and I can’t tell you what the future holds.”

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The feeling toward filmmaking comes from Corey Feldman feeling like he is being “overlooked.” He used the 2004 movie The Birthday as an example to explain how he feels this way and that if you watch the horror-comedy, then you will understand. Despite thinking this way, he does acknowledge the “appreciation” for his older work, but he has not seen that reception for anything more recent.

“I can’t tell you that I’ll ever star in another movie. I haven’t decided if I want to yet or not, because I feel like I’ve dedicated a lot of my life and a lot of my career to filmmaking, and I feel that I’ve been a bit overlooked. I think if you watch the movie The Birthday, you would understand why I feel this way. I don’t know that I want to dedicate any more of my life to something where I’m not being appreciated… I know that there’s appreciation for my past acting work, I’m not saying that there’s not, I’m just don’t really see myself begging for work.”

To give his career a comeback, MovieWeb suggested that Quentin Tarantino should give him a role to revive his career. The director had done this before for people as he did in Pulp Fiction for John Travolta. Corey Feldman did not seem optimistic as he has had interactions with the Oscar-winning director, but despite being told he would get put into one of the auteur’s projects, no offer has ever been made.

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His love for filmmaking has diminished, but Corey Feldman has ideas for things he would be open to doing. The long-rumored Goonies 2 would be an option for the right idea. Above that, he said that he would love to reprise his role from Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter as Tommy Jarvis to duke it out with the hockey-masked killer.

Corey Feldman made his career through the 80s and 90s from an eclectic filmography. Horror movies like The Final Chapter, adventure movies like Stand By Me and The Goonies, and horror-comedies like The Lost Boys were highlights of his youth that put him on the map. He has some smaller confirmed roles with two horror movies, 13 Fanboy and Tales from the Dead Zone.

One of the biggest focuses in the last 20 years for Corey Feldman has been his music career. His debut 1992 album Love Left started this new direction for the actor now musician. Years later, in 1999, he released Still Searching for Soul, and while it is technically his Sophomore album, it is the debut for his band Truth Movement. The group released one more record in 2010 called Technology Analogy. For his solo stint, he had 2002’s Former Child Actor, 2016’s Angelic 2 the Core, and this year’s Love Returns.