Veteran composer Ennio Morricone insists he will never retire because he can't imagine another way of life.
The 78-year-old, who will receive an honorary Academy Award later this month (FEB07), has written more than 400 movie scores in a career spanning nearly five decades.
He tells Billboard, "I could retire, but I have to admit I enjoy doing this. I like music, I like working with great directors and with friends.
"What better way is there for me to express myself?"