Robert Redford is Calling it a Day

Robert Redford. Photo by Zach Hilty/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9230114m)

Robert Redford is tired.

Of acting.

The actor-director has announced what appears to be his retirement from the craft.

Two years ago, the 81-year-old filmed The Old Man & the Gun about real-life bank robber Forrest Tucker and his last job.

It seems as though life has imitated art, as the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star has now stated that the movie, which is showing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, was his last acting job.

“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?” Redford told Entertainment Weekly.

In 2016, Redford said, “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.”

Being an award-winning director, the octogenarian was asked by EW whether helming future films would also be off the table, to which he replied, “We’ll see about that.”