Robert Redford Heads Off into the Retirement Sunset

Robert Redford is now a man of leisure.

The 82-year-old’s final film, The Old Man & the Gun, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Friday.

The veteran actor and director announced his retirement early in August, telling Entertainment Weekly, “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting.”

Redford has been acting on screen since 1960 and has an Academy Award for directing his first feature film, Ordinary People, as well as established the renowned Sundance Film Festival.

“The truth is that I really do feel that it’s time for me to move into retirement,” he said. “I’ve been doing this since I was 21. I’ve put my soul and heart into it over the years. I thought, ‘That’s enough. Why don’t you quit while you’re a little bit ahead? Don’t wait for the bell to toll. Just get out.’ So I felt my time had come and I couldn’t think of a better project to go out on than this film.”

Enjoy the sunset, Mr. Redford.