Iconic Hollywood star retires from acting

Robert Redford, 81, is retiring from acting, the Oscar winner exclusively revealed to Entertainment Weekly. His final project is The Old Man & the Gun, which comes out on Sept. 28.

“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,” Redford explained to EW. “I thought, ‘Well, that’s enough.’ And why not go out with something that’s very upbeat and positive?”

He may not leave Hollywood entirely. When EW asked him if he would still direct films, he said, “We’ll see about that.”

He may not leave Hollywood entirely. When EW asked him if he would still direct films, he said, “We’ll see about that.”

Redford made his Broadway debut in 1959 in Tall Story and hit the small screen with various roles in 1960. In the illustrious career that has followed, Redford has earned two Oscars, six Golden Globes, and one BAFTA, among several other accolades. He has starred in dozens of films, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Great Gatsby, All the President’s Men, and Out of Africa. He has directed critically acclaimed movies like A River Runs Through It and Ordinary People, and he founded the Sundance Institute.

source: people.com