Veteran Hollywood actor Robert Redford will retire from acting after completing production on his final two films.
In an interview with his grandson Dylan, Redford discussed the importance of storytelling, painting and announced that he plans on quitting acting to focus solely on directing and sketching, reports variety.com.
Dylan asked Redford if he wants to return to painting, another one of the actor’s long time passions.
“Yeah, a lot – And a lot lately because 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. 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,” Redford said.
“I’m thinking of moving in that direction and not acting so much,” he added.
Redford says he plans on retiring from his long career in front of the screen after two acting projects in the works come out – “Our Souls at Night” with actress Jane Fonda and “Old Man With a Gun,” with actors Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek.
“The Sting” actor recently starred in the 2015 film “A Walk in the Woods”, which chronicles two long-lost friends’ 2,000 mile journey across the Appalachian trail and became an indie success. He won a directing Oscar in 1980 for his film “Ordinary People,” and was honoured by the Academy in 2002.