After nearly six decades acting, Robert Redford is ready to close that chapter of his life.
The two-time Academy Award winner put a rough end date on his acting career in 2016, and he has now confirmed that his upcoming film "The Old Man & The Gun" is likely his last. He shared the news with Entertainment Weekly, telling the magazine that he intends to "move towards retirement." He did say "never say never" but also that he feels it's "enough."
"I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and [I'll] move towards retirement after this 'cause I've been doing it since I was 21," Redford told EW. "I thought, 'Well, that's enough.'"
Fans don't blame the actor, director, and producer for feeling that way; he is 81, after all, and has had an incredible career. We've all been fortunate enough to see him in acclaimed films like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting," and "All Is Lost," among many others. As a result, the fan response on Twitter is full of more gratitude than sadness, though there's definitely both.
Luckily for fans, there's still "The Old Man & The Gun" on the way. The film has him playing a character he described to EW as "wonderful" and it apparently felt like the right one to conclude his iconic career. When discussing his decision to retire, he said to EW, "And why not go out with something that's very upbeat and positive."
We look forward to one last ride with Redford and wish him the best in retirement.
"The Old Man & The Gun" hits theaters Sept. 28.
[via: EW; Twitter]