Robert Redford Announces His Retirement

Robert Redford, whose professional acting career launched over 55 years ago with a handful of high-profile theater and television guest appearances before rocketing to film success with Inside Daisy Clover and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, has revealed his intentions to retire from acting in a new interview with his grandson, Dylan, hosted at the Walker Art Center’s website.

“I’m getting tired of acting,” Redford said within the conversation. “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.”

The 26-film retrospective Robert Redford: Independent/Visionary spans Redford’s long career and concludes this week at the Walker Art Center.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. TeacherofYA says:

    Wow! Well, he had a great run…time for him to retire I guess…

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  2. crazykatya says:

    Part of me is like, “nooooo!”, and the other part of me is like, “this guy deserves to retire!”

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  3. It would be good if he chose this moment to stop dying his hair! I’m so shallow. 🙂

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  4. Widdershins says:

    ‘…not acting so much…’ isn’t quite ‘retiring’, but good for him. 🙂

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  5. raistlin0903 says:

    Hmm, really sad to hear this, but to be fair, everyone has to retire at some point. I can understand that he needs rest, like every other person that has a job, so good for him. Still…I will definitely miss having such a great actor appear in films.

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  6. raistlin0903 says:

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    1. Dominik says:

      Thank you so much!!

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      1. raistlin0903 says:

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  7. Deb says:

    I can’t believe he’s 80! I always think of The Way We Were…loved that movie!!! Good for him for being able to work so long.

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  8. jmnowak says:

    I must admit he was too cool a character for my liking. But, then, people would say that about me. Can’t believe he’s 80!

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