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Robert Redford to Retire From Acting

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Oscar winner Robert Redford, who starred as Alexander Pierce in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” has announced he’ll retire from acting following his next two films. He’ll instead focus on directing.

“I’ve got two acting projects in the works: ‘Our Souls at Night,’ with Jane Fonda, a love story for older people who get a second chance in life, and ‘Old Man with a Gun,’ a lighter piece with Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek,” he revealed in an interview with his grandson Dylan Redford. “Once they’re done then I’m going to say, ‘Okay, that’s goodbye to all that,’ and then just focus on directing.”

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Redford, 80, launched his acting career in 1960 with minor parts on such television series as “Maverick,” “Perry Mason” and “Route 66” before earning critical acclaim on the big screen with “Inside Daisy Clover.” He followed that with starring roles in such memorable films as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Jeremiah Johnson,” “The Sting,” “The Great Gatsby” and so many more.

He moved behind the camera in 1980 with “Ordinary People,” which earned four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. To date he’s helmed nine features, including “A River Runs Through It,” “Quiz Show” and “The Horse Whisperer.”

In addition to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Redford has appeared in recent years in “A Walk in the Woods,” “Truth” and Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon.”

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