Oscar winner Robert Redford will retire from acting following this autumn’s launch of his upcoming movie, The Outdated Man & The Gun, the 81-year-old advised Leisure Weekly in a narrative printed on Monday.
Redford, finest identified for movies akin to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child and Out of Africa, performs a seasoned financial institution robber within the new film, which is scheduled to debut in theatres in September.
“By no means say by no means, however I fairly effectively concluded that this might be it for me when it comes to acting, and transfer in direction of retirement after this ‘trigger I have been doing it since I used to be 21,” Redford advised the journal.
“I assumed, effectively, that is sufficient. And why not exit with one thing that is very upbeat and optimistic?” he mentioned.
Within the movie, Redford performs Forrest Tucker, a real-life profession prison who was caught robbing banks 17 instances. Every time he was jailed however managed to escape.
“To me, that was an exquisite character to play at this level in my life,” Redford mentioned of Tucker, whose robberies spanned greater than 60 years.
“It made me surprise: I ponder if he was not averse to getting caught in order that he might get pleasure from the actual thrill of his life, which is to escape?”
To me, that was an exquisite character to play at this level in my life– Robert Redford, actor
Redford obtained his massive display screen breakthrough in 1967 with a job in Barefoot within the Park reverse Jane Fonda, and he cemented his stardom with roles in traditional motion pictures akin to The Sting and All The President’s Males.
In 1980, he gained an Academy Award for his directorial debut, Extraordinary Individuals and in 2002 he acquired a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.
As for whether or not he can even retire from directing, Redford mentioned: “We’ll see about that.”