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Robert Redford: After These 2 Films, I'm Done Acting

Wants to focus on directing, painting
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2016 11:24 AM CST
Robert Redford: After These 2 Films, I'm Done Acting
In this Nov. 30, 2015 file photo, actor Robert Redford attends The Independent Filmmaker Project's 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Get your fill of Robert Redford now: After the two acting projects he's currently working on, he'll retire from acting, he told his grandson Dylan in an interview for the Walker Art Center. "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," Redford, 80, said. "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 Old Man with a Gun, a lighter piece with Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek. Once they’re done then I’m going to say, 'OK, that’s goodbye to all that,' and then just focus on directing." He also said he'd like to do more painting and sketching. (Read more Robert Redford stories.)

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