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At the age of 85, Louis Gossett Jr has 8 projects in the works right now.

Louis Gossett, a legendary actor has over 203 acting credits, an Emmy and,  his Best Supporting Academy Award for “An Officer and a Gentleman.”

When TMZ caught up with him he said he has no plans to stop acting.

“Once you hint you’re done, the industry’s quick to slough you off and move on — and it seems he just doesn’t want that to happen. Also, he says flexing his chops on camera is a helluva lot better than any other day job he could pick up right now”

He said if he stops then his body will stop.

When asked if he thinks he will retire from acting he said acting is better than working.