Magazine article Screen International

Robert Redford to Quit Acting after Next Two Films

Magazine article Screen International

Robert Redford to Quit Acting after Next Two Films

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Speaking in an interview with his grandson Dylan, Redford said he was "getting tired of acting" and the demands of being in front of camera.

He added that retirement from acting would allow him to direct and indulge one of his great loves, painting.

Redford's comments came after his grandson asked him whether he ever thought about returning to painting.

"Yeah, a lot - and a lot lately because I'm getting tired of acting," he replied. "I'm an impatient person, so it's hard for me to sit around and do take after take after take.

"At this point in my life, age 80, it'd give me more satisfaction because I'm not dependent on anybody. It's just me, just the way it used to be, and so going back to sketching - that's sort of where my head is right now.

"So, I'm thinking of moving in that direction and not acting so much. …

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