Robert Redford is hanging up his skates after a long and illustrious career as an actor. The 81-year-old Oscar winner 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.
Redford said to Entertainment Weekly that The Old Man And The Gun would be it for him “in terms of acting,” and he would move on from the scene because he had been doing it since he was just 21-years-old.
According to Redford, his latest film is “very upbeat and positive,” so he figured it was a great film to exit on. However, he’s not entirely sure if he’ll quit for good, because directing is still on the table.
When EW probed him on the possibility of taking the director’s chair, he responded, “we’ll see about that.” Fans of Redford know that he first made his Broadway debut in 1959 with Tall Story and went on to make additional appearances on the small screen in 1960.
Redford’s career was astounding, earning two Oscars, six Golden Globes, one BAFTA, and several other awards. Some of his most notable appearances include The Great Gatsby, The Sting, Sundance Kid, and A River Runs Through It.
His latest film has him starring alongside other big stars including Danny Glover, Casey Affleck, Tom Waits, and Sissy Spacek.
Without question, Redford’s reputation in the business is great. Jane Fonda, 80, is just one example of this, as the star revealed what it was like to film romantic scenes with Redford in Barefoot in The Park as well as Our Souls At Night.
According to Fonda, during her chat with journalists from The Hollywood Reporter, “I couldn’t keep my hands off of him.” Fonda added that it was great to kiss him when she was in her twenties and just as good when she was in her eighties.