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Robert Redford is set to retire from acting

After a long and very successful career on screen, Robert Redford is ready to say goodbye to acting.

The 80-year-old Oscar winner made the revelation to his grandson, Dylan Redford, in an interview for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

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Robert Redford will stop acting to focus on directing

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Redford noted that he has two acting projects in the works: a love story with his "Barefoot in the Park" co-star Jane Fonda titled “Our Souls at Night,” and a “lighter piece” titled “Old Man with a Gun” that will also feature Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek.

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Robert Redford at his Sundance Film Festival in 2014.

“Once they’re done then I’m going to say, ‘Okay, that’s goodbye to all that,’ and then just focus on directing,” he revealed.

As beloved as his performances have been on the big screen, Redford explained that he is “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,” he said.

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Robert Redford in 1975.

Redford has starred in such classic films as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting," "All the President's Men” and “The Natural.” More recently, we’ve seen him in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and the “Pete’s Dragon” remake.

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Redford is also an accomplished director, having won an Oscar in the early 1980s for his work on "Ordinary People." He received an honorary Oscar in 2002.

Enjoy Redford’s acting work while you can!

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