With a film career spanning over 60 decades, Robert Redford has made his mark in Hollywood with classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting and All the President’s Men. He even won an Oscar for his 1980 directorial debut for Ordinary People. Then, in 2018, he starred in what he said at the time would be his final film, The Old Man and the Gun.
Redford was 82 when he directed the film in which he played Forrest Tucker, a career criminal and prison escape artist.
Since then, the star has narrated a few movies in the 2018 American fantasy drama Buttons: A Christmas Tale.
He also voiced Lokia The Dolphin Monster in the 2020 comedy anthology film Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia.
But in terms of on-screen acting, he secretly shot a cameo appearance for a 2019 Marvel blockbuster which remains his last live-action role to date.
In 2014, Redford starred as the villain in the MCU movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
His character was a reimagining of the comic book character Alexander Pierce. The actor’s take was a high-ranking official in the SHIELD spy agency who was secretly the leader of its enemy Hydra within it.
Samuel L Jackson’s character Nick Fury killed it off, but The Sting star took over the role in 2019 wonder epic Avengers Endgame.
The latter saw the superhero team travel back in time to the events of the first Avengers movie in 2012.
Interestingly, in 2018, Redford admitted he felt it was a mistake to say he was retiring from acting because “you never know”.
He said People at the New York premiere of The Old Man and the Gun: “I felt like maybe it was time to focus on another category. I shouldn’t have said that because it distracts from the movie.
The 85-year-old is the executive producer of the 2022 TV series Dark Winds and upcoming documentary Desert of the Real. As for ending acting for good, well never say never.
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