Screen legend Robert Redford retiring from acting

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It's the end of an era: Robert Redford has confirmed that he is retiring from acting.

Oscar victor Robert Redford has said that he hopes to retire from acting following the release of his upcoming film The Old Man & the Gun. "I thought, 'Well, that's enough'".

In what could be his last film, Redford portrays Forrest Tucker, a real-life career convict, who reportedly boasted he was better at escaping than Harry Houdini. Each time he was jailed but managed to escape.

He also directed "Quiz Show", "A River Runs Through It" and "The Horse Whisperer", among other films.

Whether he's situated in front of or behind the camera, Redford's many talents have been well documented and recognized since his start in the '60s.

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.

In 2001 he won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Robert Redford is going out with a bang.

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Tucker changed his name, got married and joined forces with another career criminal - together being dubbed The Over the Hill Gang - and were suspected of carrying out dozens more robberies. Redford said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Wuth the proceeds from that film he bought an entire ski area on the east side of Mount Timpanogos northeast of Provo, Utah, called Timp Haven, which was renamed Sundance, and he began the now famous Sundance Film Festival. "... I'm getting exhausted of acting", he said back in 2016.

His most notable films as an actor include The Sting, Barefoot in the Park, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Way We Were, All the President's Men and All Is Lost.

"To me, that was a wonderful character to play at this point in my life", he told Entertainment Weekly.

Redford did not confirm whether he will consider directing any projects in the future, telling EW, "we'll see about that".

The magazine said he had made the same claim in 2016, but this time he says it's for real.

He co-stars with Sissy Spacek and the film will be released in the United States on September 28.

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