A Legend Says Farewell: Redford Retires from Acting


A legend says farewell to his Hollywood career after six decades.

Robert Redford, a Hollywood legend in the world of mainly acting as well as directing, has officially announced his retirement from acting after sixty years.

Redford had appeared in films such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Electric Horseman, and The Natural among many others since his debut at the age of 21. Most recently, Redford joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the traitorous Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and appeared in the live action adaptation of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.

Aside from his illustrious acting career, Redford had delved behind the cameras as both a producer and director. He had directed 10 films, beginning with the Oscar-winning adaptation of the novel Ordinary People in 1980. His last directorial effort was a segment of the documentary Cathedrals of Culture.

Redford’s final film will be The Old Man and the Gun, which he also produced. In the film, he plays Forrest Tucker, who successfully escaped from San Quentin prison at the age of 70 and resumed his crime of pulling off heists.

Redford told Entertainment Weekly about his impending retirement:
“Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and move towards retirement after this ’cause I’ve been doing it since I was 21. I thought, Well, that’s enough. And why not go out with something that’s very upbeat and positive?”

Look out for Redford’s final performance, The Old Man and the Gun on September 28.

H/T: New York Daily News

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