“The Old Man and The Gun” directed by David Lowery will be his last film … 

Promise held. In 2016, Robert Redford announced that he would shoot two more movies, then bowed out. Let’s have our souls at night with Jane Fonda , available on Netflix, and  The Old Man and The Gun , scheduled for the return to the United States. “Never say never, but I’ve come to the conclusion that playing comedy is over for me,” the 81-year-old comedian told Entertainment Weekly . I will be retiring after The Old Man and The Gun because I have been doing this since I was 21 years old. “

An actor-director like no other

In this film by David Lowery , also with Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek, Robert Redford plays a 70-year-old convict escaped from prison, who embarks on a series of robberies. Since the late 1970s, he had made himself rare in front of the camera, preferring to invest in a career as a director, with nine feature films to his credit. The first, People Like Others , earned him an Oscar for staging in 1981.

The Californian also founded the Sundance Film Festival in 1978, which has since become the second largest in the world after Cannes. As an actor, he has never been an Oscar winner, although many of his performances have been acclaimed in iconic films such as L’Arnaque , The Men of the President , The Three Days of the Condor or Out of Africa .