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James Woods says he's retiring from film (and selling house)

Associated Press logo Associated Press 10/6/2017
FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, actor James Woods arrives for the screening of Once Upon a Time in America at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Woods said he is retiring from the entertainment industry. The news was included in a press release issued Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, actor James Woods arrives for the screening of Once Upon a Time in America at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Woods said he is retiring from the entertainment industry. The news was included in a press release issued Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Oscar-nominated actor James Woods says he's retiring from the entertainment industry.

The news was included in a press release issued by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale.

Allen Gammons said Friday that Woods is 70 and wants to relax. He says the actor's brother and mother recently died, and he hopes to spend more time on passions including photography, antiquing and poker.

Woods is known for his conservative political views. He has said that's made it tough to find work in Hollywood. FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, actor James Woods poses at the premiere of the film "Bleed for This" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Woods said he is retiring from the entertainment industry. The news was included in a press release issued Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, actor James Woods poses at the premiere of the film "Bleed for This" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Woods said he is retiring from the entertainment industry. The news was included in a press release issued Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Gammons said Woods' decision was not political.

Actress Amber Tamblyn last month said Woods tried to pick her up when she was 16. Woods called a lie on Twitter. Gammons said Woods declined to comment Friday when asked about Tamblyn's accusation.

Related video: Amber Tamblyn Accuses James Woods of Predatory Behavior (via TIME)

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