'That's enough': Robert Redford announces his retirement from acting


"And why not go out with something that's very upbeat and positive?" He has given a number of fantastic performances over the years in movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Sting, and All is Lost.

The film reteams Lowery with his Academy Award-winning Pete's Dragon star Robert Redford and fellow Oscar victor Casey Affleck, with whom Lowery worked on his 2013 crime drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints and his 2017 supernatural drama A Ghost Story.

The 81-year-old actor and director, perhaps best known for his breakthrough role in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", and his work in "All the President's Men", confirmed his retirement in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

The same year, Redford bought the old Timp Haven ski resort in Provo Canyon and renamed it for the character that brought him fame: Sundance.

The sun appears to be setting on the Sundance Kid's acting career.

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Redford became perhaps the most bankable actor of the 1970s. "At this point in my life, age 80, it'd give me more satisfaction because I'm not dependent on anybody". In the film, set to be released via Fox Searchlight on September 28, Redford plays Forrest Tucker, the real-life criminal in love with his lifestyle of robbing banks and breaking out of prison.

Robert Redford is making good on his 2016 claim that he's retiring from acting.

"The thing that really got me about him - which I hope the film shows - is he robbed 17 banks and he got caught 17 times and went to prison 17 times". In The Old Man & the Gun, he portrays Forrest Tucker, who isn't chasing fortune and fame, just the thrill of doing what he loves, which happens to be robbing banks.

The Old Man & The Gun also stars Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Casey Affleck. By the 1980s he had used that success to transition into directing, and won his only competitive Oscar in 1980 for his directorial debut Ordinary People. According to himself, Tucker escaped from prison, including Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary and San Quentin State Prison, 18 times successfully and 12 times unsuccessfully. Its set to premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival soon to be held from September 6 through September 16 before being released in the US on September 28.