Robert Redford Says He'll Retire From Acting After Next Two Films. Robert Redford says he'll soon be retiring from acting to focus on directing
- In a new interview with his grandson Dylan Redford, the Butch Cassidy actor Robert Redford said that after his next two films, he will no longer act and instead will shift to helming features.
"I've got two acting projects in the works: Our Souls at Night, with Jane Fonda, a love story for older people who get a second chance in life; and The Old Man and the Gun, a lighter piece with Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek," he said. Both Our Souls at Night and The Old Man and the Gun are still in pre-production. Redford continued: "Once they’re done, then I’m going to say, 'OK, that’s goodbye to all that,' and then just focus on directing."
The last feature with Redford was at the helm was 2012's The Company You Keep, which he starred in with Shia LaBeouf. Redford's decades-spanning career includes performances in The Sting, Out of Africa and All the President's Men. Though he has never won an Oscar for acting, he took home the best director prize for 1980's Ordinary People. Redford was most recently seen on the big screen in David Lowery's Pete's Dragon, acting opposite Bryce Dallas Howard in Disney's live-action/CGI hybrid.