The legendary Hollywood actor Robert Redford announces his retirement from acting at the age of 81!
The legendary Hollywood actor Robert Redford has decided to say goodbye to his 60 years long acting career announcing his retirement in a recent interview, saying his upcoming film “the Old Man & the Gun” is going to be his last film.
The 81 years old actor said, “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “(I’ll) move toward retirement after this ’cause I’ve been doing it since I was 21”.
This retirement news was also confirmed by his publicist. In 2016, Redford said that “The Old Man & the Gun” and the 2017 romance “Our Souls at Night,” in which he reunited with Jane Fonda, is going be his final pair of acting jobs.
The prolific actor slid into the director’s chair with 1980s family drama “Ordinary People” and won an Academy Award for his directorial debut for it and in 2002 he received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.
Robert Redford got his big break through when he was in his 20s, director Mike Nichols cast him as the lead in Neil Simon’s Broadway comedy “Barefoot in the Park.” The 1963 play was a major hit and it opened the door to more films, including the film adaptation of “Barefoot” opposite Fonda, which made him a popular leading man.
His retirement news has left his fans and followers heartbroken, #RobertRedfort is trending all over the social media.
Robert Redford has announced his retirement from acting. I recently saw him in The Iceman Cometh (1960) and War Hunt (1962). Not many actors can claim six decades of work almost entirely on their own terms. And in his spare time, he changed American film. Salute to a great.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) August 7, 2018
With the sad news that one of our all time favorites, #RobertRedford , is retiring from #acting, I think I’ll dust off and watch “THE STING” tonight. They just don’t give us this kind of original entertainment anymore! #GreatMovie pic.twitter.com/HGLFKi2dyL
— Carolyn S (@SamesVegasss) August 7, 2018
Robert Redford is retiring from acting?!
“Knowing is the easy part;
saying it out loud is the hard part” ~ Tom Booker#RobertRedford #TheHorseWhisperer pic.twitter.com/dKTtswgICK
— Jade Hood (@artinmotion1616) August 7, 2018
Robert Redford announces retirement. So I guess Katie & Hubbell are never ever getting back together. pic.twitter.com/LUGzG5E0PI
— MaryBeth Kane (@MaryBethKane123) August 6, 2018