At the age of 80, Robert Redford has little left in life to accomplish, and it looks like now he’s ready to retire from the job that made him famous – acting.
In an interview with his grandson for the Walker Art Center this week (via The Guardian), Redford revealed that he’s pretty much done with acting with the just wrapped “Our Souls At Night” alongside Jane Fonda, and David Lowery’s soon to film “The Old Man And The Gun” with Casey Affleck likely being his last on camera works. He intends to keep directing on the table though:
“I’m getting tired of acting. I’m an impatient person, so it’s hard for me to sit around and do take after take after take. At this point in my life, age 80, it’d give me more satisfaction because I’m not dependent on anybody. It’s just me, just the way it used to be, and so going back to sketching – that’s sort of where my head is right now. So, I’m thinking of moving in that direction and not acting as much.”
In ‘Man’ he plays Forrest Tucker, a lifelong bank robber who never shook the thrill of the chase. The film traces his twilight years, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounds authorities and enchants the public.