On Monday, Hollywood elite Robert Redford announced his retirement from acting—but he hasn’t entirely closed the door on directing.
Redford’s final film, as an actor, will be the forthcoming The Old Man & The Gun, a crime comedy directed by David Lowery.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 81-yer-old Oscar winner and founder of the Sundance Film Festival said:
Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and [I’ll] 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?
Check it out:
Commenters were sad to see him go:
King of acting
— ابو عامر (@dababneh0911) August 6, 2018
Rob Lowe called him his hero and listed his favorite Redford flicks:
The Old Man & The Gun opens September 28th.
In honor of my hero Robert Redford’s retirement, here are my favorites of his films: Butch Cassidy, The Natural, Three Days Of The Condor, The Sting, All The President’s Men, Electric Horseman. What an unparalleled run he’s had.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) August 6, 2018