See Ya, Sundance: Redford Calls It Quits as an Actor

'Old Man & The Gun,' out later this year, will be his last movie
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2018 12:50 PM CDT
This 1974 file photo originally released by Paramount Pictures shows Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy in "The Great Gatsby."   (AP Photo/ Paramount Pictures, File)
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(Newser) – Robert Redford has one last film to push as an actor. The 81-year-old tells Entertainment Weekly that The Old Man & The Gun, out in September, will be his last with an acting role. Two years ago, Redford predicted that would be the case, and now that shooting has wrapped up, he's not having second thoughts. "I thought, 'Well, that’s enough. And why not go out with something that’s very upbeat and positive?'” In his final role, Redford portrays a real-life bank robber who keeps getting caught and escaping jail. Redford, who started his Hollywood career 60 years ago, isn't ruling out further directing.

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