Hollywood may be losing one of its most iconic actors to retirement in the near future. During a recent interview with his grandson Dylan, Robert Redford hinted that he's leaning towards retirement, since he's getting "tired" of acting. Here's what he had to say in this new interview, when Dylan Redford asks if he's ever considered a return to painting.
"Yeah, a lot-and a lot lately because 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. 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 actor wouldn't definitively say he was retiring in this Walker Arts Center interview, but it seems he's considering it. Robert Redford was last seen in this summer's Disney family remake Pete's Dragon, and he has a number of films in various stages of development. His film The Old Man and the Gun, which will reunite him with Pete's Dragon director David Lowery, is currently in pre-production, with Robert Redford starring alongside Casey Affleck. Another project of his in pre-production is Come Sunday, where he will play evangelist Oral Roberts alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover.
The actor also has two more projects in post-production, but neither have been given release dates at this time. The actor will star in Our Souls At Night alongside Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer, Jane Fonda and Bruce Dern, and The Discovery with Rooney Mara, Riley Keough, Jason Segel and Jesse Plemons. Even if Robert Redford does plan on officially retiring, we'll still get to see him in at least those four movies.
If Robert Redford does in fact retire, he'll certainly go down in history as one of the most iconic actors of all time. He was nominated for four Oscars, one for Best Actor for the 1974 Best Picture winner The Sting, which remains his only acting nomination. He was also nominated for Best Director twice, for Ordinary People and Quiz Show, and he also landed a Best Picture nomination as one of the Quiz Show producers.