Robert Redford to Retire From Acting

  • Robert Redford to Retire From Acting

Robert Redford to Retire From Acting

Redford also is an acclaimed director who won an Oscar for "Ordinary People" in 1980 and was nominated for Best Director and Best Picture for "Quiz Show" in 1994.

The Old Man & The Gun will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, and will hit theaters September 28.

"To me, that was a wonderful character to play at this point in my life", Redford told EW. But, to be honest, the 81-year-old Hollywood legend could kick back and do nothing for the foreseeable future - he's already built one of the most iconic careers in cinematic history, starring in countless classics from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to All The President's Men.

In the film, Redford plays a career criminal named Forrest Tucker known for his knack for escaping prison multiple times. He has directed eight other films besides founding the Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival. He also starred in director Ritesh Batra's Our Souls at Night with Jane Fonda.

In 2016, Robert Redford announced that he was planning on retiring after two more movies. The 81-year-old Oscar victor recently revealed to Entertainment Weekly that his final movie would be The Old Man And The Gun, which is due in theaters on the 28th of September.

The noughties saw him star in films including Spy Game, Lions for Lambs, and Truth and he has ten directing credits for films including A River Runs Through It, The Horse Whisperer, and Lions for Lambs. According to himself, Tucker escaped from prison, including Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary and San Quentin State Prison, 18 times successfully and 12 times unsuccessfully.

The Old Man & The Gun also stars Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Casey Affleck. So it made me wonder: I wonder if he was not averse to getting caught so he that could enjoy the real thrill of his life, which is to escape?'

Even though his nearly 60-year career in front of the camera may be done, Redford remained tight-lipped about whether or not he would take on future projects as a director.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly the acting legend confirmed that he will be retiring. Its set to premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival soon to be held from September 6 through September 16 before being released in the USA on September 28.