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Film icon Robert Redford plans to retire from acting after completing his new two movie projects.

The 80-year-old actor laid out his intentions in an interview with his grandson, Dylan Redford, for the Walker Art Center. Dylan wondered if his grandfather thought about returning to painting and sketching at some point, to which Redford answered, "Yeah, a lot — and a lot lately because I'm getting tired of acting."

Redford continued, "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."

He mentioned wanting to complete two film projects -- the love story "Our Souls at Night" with Jane Fonda and "Old Man With a Gun" with Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek.

"Once they're done then I'm going to say, 'Okay, that's goodbye to all that,' and then just focus on directing," Redford said.

(Redford's IMDb profile also lists upcoming movies "The Discovery" and "Come Sunday.")

Redford most recently starred in this summer's "Pete's Dragon" and last year's "A Walk in the Woods." His last directorial project was 2012's "The Company You Keep."

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