It is official. The veteran actor we all known and loved, Robert Redford has retired from acting. For the younger generations who might not know him, you might remember Redforc as Alexander Pierce, the Hydra agent in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Older people will remember him from Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Sting. He is an Oscar winner and the creator of Sundance Film Festival.
The news was broken during Redford’s interview with his son, Dylan, for the Walker Arts Centre. Robert Redford revealed that he will be retiring from acting but after two more films Our Souls at Night (a romantic drama based on the novel by Kent Haruf – with Jane Fonda) and Old Man with a Gun. Here’s the statement made by Redford:
“Yeah, a lot—and a lot lately because 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 so much.”