Recently I caught an interview with one of Hollywood’s oldest actors.
I must confess I didn’t know him until I saw him in Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps. I wondered actually if they made up someone to look old and wise but was quite intrigued by this quiet but formidable character who, when he spoke, everyone listened.
Now he’s my hero.
Eli Wallach – who is greeted with amazing reverence on the streets of Manhattan, known to all and sundry – I’ve learned and now known to me in Trinidad and Tobago – what an inspiration!
In his words: “I’m 95 and I have to keep my energy. I’m still looking for work!” WOW.
He is also known to have said about America “This country has a complex about age. It’s unbelievable. If you’re over thirty, you’ve had it in this country.”
I think that the ‘retirement’ mindset is responsible for many premature deaths worldwide. That’s why I’m focused on promoting the possibility mindset which I’m sure Eli has – the actor who has dedicated more than half a century to Hollywood.
I do believe that it is possible for us to do fulfilling work AND make money. Thank you Mr. Wallach for being a shining example of my philosophy! 🙂