Robert Redford on acting: "That's enough"

"You know, I can't do this forever," said Robert Redford. At 82 he's starring in a new film, "The Old Man & the Gun." It's based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, a lifelong outlaw who escaped from nearly every prison he was confined to, continuing to rob banks well into his late 70s. Lee Cowan catches up with the Oscar-winning actor-director, who talks about his decision to retire from acting – but hardly retiring from life.

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100+ komentarze:

Zoe Emiko
Zoe Emiko:
I met Robert Redford in California when I was in college & working as a waitress. He's an incredibly warm, genuine kind & down to earth man.
What I've always admired about this actor is his coolness; the power he finds in silence, in stillness, in pauses; like Steve McQueen (especially in Bullitt) but even more so. This is a guy who is a little wary, who doesn't easily trust. You could imagine a back-story where his character was deeply hurt and as a result likes to keep the world at a certain distance.

He'll build tension by dropping the volume of his voice and making you wait for what he'll say because you need to know what he'll say, which is a function of his magnetism; you're drawn in. This is not a guy who is hot or flamboyant, who acts out or chews the scenery.

That wariness and distance, that fundamental aloneness, was one reason he was so effective in Jeremiah Johnson, The Natural and 3 Days of the Condor, because it heightened the mystery behind his character and it's also why he was so good in The Candidate, because he fought so hard NOT to be the glad-hander that his handlers demanded he become.
Jaimie Johnson
Jaimie Johnson:
Incredible respect for the man! Such a wonderful actor! I remember watching 'Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid' with my Dad. Watching 'Out of Africa' a thousand times, and the marathon of his movies on cable. His work with the NRDC, preserving open space and corridors for wildlife! He's a wonderful guy, and incredibly talented actor and director! Thanks Bob for a lifetime of memories!
Sam Moss
Sam Moss:
when you listen to this guy talk thru all the years, about how he feels and the way he handles're looking at a truly decent human being in a lot more ways than one..he's spot on 'The Actors Studio' shines is a great example.
James Mulrane
James Mulrane:
The absolute best. God love him. So talented. Yet. So, very humble. His art has meant so much to me throughout the course of my life. We absolutely love you, Mr. Redford.
Noone AnybodyKnows
Noone AnybodyKnows:
One of the GREATEST male actors of all time.😘 I've cried many a tear, laughed, and rejoiced to his films and absolutely loved every minute of the joy and sorrow.👍🤟
Walter's Heart
Walter's Heart:
I was in a movie with him when I was a kid. Mr. Redford was incredibly nice to me and we played catch with the baseball for awhile.
Love him so much & grateful for all the joy he's provided for so many years!
He is truly a handsome man and a gentleman too 🤗
Barbara Rey
Barbara Rey:
Excellent actor I thought he was under estimated because people were so taken up with his good looks. My favorites: The Sting & All the President's Men. :)
Estella Coggins
Estella Coggins:
He's not a redhead, he's a strawberry blond. I love him.
Kirk Barkley
Kirk Barkley:
Has a very youthful voice for 82
Melanie C. Jones
Melanie C. Jones:
Love him. So authentic. Smart. Beautiful soul...we've been blessed to watch his work.
My favorite actor of all time. When watching his films, at no time did I ever feel like he was acting, hes so believable and sincere. I find it interesting that his choice of living conditions and location would be similar to what i would do if I was financially independent. Beautiful country living away from the big cities.
Hes a very intelligent man and I hope he is around for many more years, acting or not.
Cameron Williams
Cameron Williams:
Redford stomps on a journalist's false sentimentality with reality. Love it.
Seddi Moussavi
Seddi Moussavi:
Great guy. A true legend and intelectual.
Joy Harrison
Joy Harrison:
He just might be the best looking male redhead I've ever seen.
Debra Roy
Debra Roy:
Thank god he did not get plastic surgery and end up looking like an idiot. I admire that so much.
Doug Tarnopol
Doug Tarnopol:
I don't know if he ever did a better film or performance as an actor than Jeremiah Johnson. God, that's a fine film.
patrick anthony
patrick anthony:
Best Redford film to me is "the natural" but then, "god i love baseball"
Love that he refuses make up when doing his latest films. Accepting what is.
Mr Lee
Mr Lee:
Thanks for all the great movies Mr .Redford. You are one of the Greats.
R C:
WOW he still sounds so young when he speaks, his voice is still very clear... I bet he hardly smokes...
Official Filmilen
Official Filmilen:
Robert Redford deserves to win an Oscar before he retires
Debra Hess
Debra Hess:
Brilliant man, director and actor ! A true natural! ❤️
Sweety Jones
Sweety Jones:
He has still got it : )
Deb Terry
Deb Terry:
What a great interview! Enjoyed it very much.. If you haven't seen a Walk in the Woods with Nick Nolte.. your really missing something.. loved it.. His caliber of acting will be missed. I hope he does more interviews... if not acting because i will miss his face and his strength of character as well..
rocknroller 77
rocknroller 77:
One of the most charming and handsome men, ever 😍
Cathy Wilson
Cathy Wilson:
He is such an inspiration and still very humble - something that the large majority of modern ‘celebrities’ have no clue about. What a rare talent he has been.
Sak Arbik
Sak Arbik:
Redford... a Legendary Actor and Benefactor. We love him. We miss him.
Stacy Hackney
Stacy Hackney:
I like his work.
Jim Vines Presents...
Jim Vines Presents...:
Robert Redford is a total class act. One of the all-time greats.
He almost single handedly championed the independent film movement. All by itself that is a huge accomplishment for which we should be grateful. The studio system of the decades before Sundance was NOT good for the art, the artists, or the audience.
Scott Drury
Scott Drury:
To echo a comment below, the guy has the best speaking voice in show business. Does not sound like an elderly person.
Robin Rymshaw
Robin Rymshaw:
Robert Redford he was my favorite actor and I have seen all his movies my two favorite are up close and personal and the horse whisperer
Yvonne Styhr
Yvonne Styhr:
Love, love, love Robert Redford.
Maria Guadagno
Maria Guadagno:
Sir Robert, thank you for all your years of acting and beautiful work.
Keep going strong with your loved ones.
David Hine
David Hine:
Wow Bob Redford still looks good..... Keep on going Bob....
Craig Berman
Craig Berman:
Class act
FaB92 N
FaB92 N:
Legend. Always handsome at 82 years old !,!,
Shayna Rose
Shayna Rose:
Mr. Redford is not only the definition of handsome now and in his early years but his voice is what completely makes me so vulnerable to him. His acting is so authentic as well and i get mesmerized by him then and now. I can't wait to see his current film it looks really great!!!!
Huseyin Polat
Huseyin Polat:
A really great actor. Wonderful.
mic jam
mic jam:
Jeremiah Johnson ...saw it on the big screen when I was 14.  still my favorite movie.
Jim Ike
Jim Ike:
Redford is one of the very few legends from the late 60s through early 80s that did not make any action films.One of only a hand full of actors in that era,whom made period year films. The Sting, S.K.,Great Gatsby,The Natural,J.J.,Tell them Willie Boy is here.
Videos On Your Website
Videos On Your Website:
I had a small part in The Old Man And The Gun. What a fun experience, and a lovely movie.
Jacqueline b Tocci Gail Helena Billings
Jacqueline b Tocci Gail Helena Billings:
Great actor :-)
JoJo Ber
JoJo Ber:
aww love him, still handsome after all these yrs :)
Sandy Tuzzolino
Sandy Tuzzolino:
My favorite movie is the way we were!!! Robert Redford (to me) has and always will be my favorite person in movies!!! The screen loves him! I just watched barefoot in the park with him and Jane Fonda!!! Fun movie and he stands out as usual!!!LOVE Robert Redford!!! Thank you for your greatness!!!!❤️
Tullia Tulli
Tullia Tulli:
Robert, ti amo. Seriously. You are wonderful, always.
Shahrul Niza
Shahrul Niza:
I love Robert Redford in Out Of Africa!!. 😊
Loved him and Paul Newman in The Sting — one of my all time favorite movies.
Some of these nasty comments under this video sound like sour grapes. Robert Redford throughout his career has been not only extremely good looking but an excellent actor. He strikes me as an intelligent man with sound values. What have the those dis-respecting him accomplished?
Hannah Chap
Hannah Chap:
Such a talented man.
Pam Namisniak
Pam Namisniak:
He is one of my favorites. I have seen most of his movies I will miss his acting but I can always watch his old movies
Christine & Alfred Bookman
Christine & Alfred Bookman:
Absolutely gorgeous at any age... physically, intellectually, environmentally, socially, financially and in basic civility. To think, he grew up just a few blocks away, just a couple of decades before. A Renaissance man. The ideal + a smile that melt ones inhibitions.
Karen Kroplinski
Karen Kroplinski:
I have always loved Robert Redford's movies. My favorites are "Jeremiah Johnson", "The Sting", "The Way We Were", and "The Horse Whisperer".
Boathousejoe D
Boathousejoe D:
Classy guy.
Jenny Hughes
Jenny Hughes:
My long-time dentist (and my son's too when he was young) looked rather like Robert Redford - it made going to the dentist rather nice! But personally I've never really rated Redford as a great actor (nor Tom Cruise) - I think I must be very much in the minority = so I must be 'wrong'!
Joy Hoss
Joy Hoss:
It feels good to see a actor act and feels normal and original. Good looking man.
“Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.” ― Leonardo da Vinci.
1Jack Valley
1Jack Valley:
True to who he is! First class 🌟
Angel Matos
Angel Matos:
Like Brando once told Johnny Depp, "choose wisely, you only have so many faces in your pocket".
Sally Daniel
Sally Daniel:
Love his movies
Howard B
Howard B:
Thankyou Robert for all of the movies that you were in.. And I do own a DVD of the Walk In The Woods which I really like.. It was hard to find even online lol...
Crazy VillainFan
Crazy VillainFan:
Im glad he squeezed in Endgame before he finished acting😌my favorite Redford movie is All the President's Men
Rona Ralph
Rona Ralph:
Robert Redford legend!
Rona Ralph
Rona Ralph:
Robert Redford legend!
WhisperingJane ASMR
WhisperingJane ASMR:
He's such a cool guy and was such a stunning man *gosh*
Ger Ryan
Ger Ryan:
He deserves to retire , and do his own thing , loved him in INDECENT PROPOSAL 🎉
Kent Beery
Kent Beery:
Definitely a Legend
Kirk Barkley
Kirk Barkley:
Seems like a very nice unaffected man
jack masters
jack masters:
He was the brad pitt of his day
Marlene Rodrigues
Marlene Rodrigues:
O ator mais lindo q eu ja vi
Robert Redford 💙💙💙❤❤❤
Donna Rachiele
Donna Rachiele:
I remember his role of Mr Death on Twilight Zone
Mohammad Al-Hajy
Mohammad Al-Hajy:
Prince of Hollywood ♥️♥️
Robin Rymshaw
Robin Rymshaw:
I love Robert Redford and I love his movies
Kynosoura Ludentes
Kynosoura Ludentes:
It was nice to see him one last time in Endgame
Ana Gama Canal sem sensura
Ana Gama Canal sem sensura:
Eu adoro este ator pelos papéis que ele faz sao de personagem forte marcante...
Eu conheci ele nos anos 60 eu éra ele tinha um seriado ele era envestigador fora de série.... uma criança ja nos anos 70 eu ja era uma moça e veio os filmes vejo todos
Bah!!Tu és demais parabéns por fazer cultura pois pra mim e teatro ou filmes é cultura e tu gaz parte do de algums que tranformao arte,musica da boa qualidade sao estes artista que tem no teu pais e aqui no meu.
Bueno eu acho que tu nunca vais olhar o que eu deixei aqui mais não importa os escrito no teu canal e outros não mais achei que eu tinha que falar isso aqui no Brasil.
Quer ver eu adoro o Chico Buarque e outros como eles o Chico Buarque é um património cultural do Brasil.
Um grande abraço se fui ivaziva me desculpem.
Nesto Leon
Nesto Leon:
A Class Act!
Unappreciated Treehouse
Unappreciated Treehouse:
"Old Man and the Gun" awesome chance to see R. Redford and S. Spacek.
Still looks like he did in the Natural
kerstin werner
kerstin werner:
Such a handsome man. Inside and out.
Cardinal Ximinez
Cardinal Ximinez:
Marcela R
Marcela R:
robert redford on acting...too it
George Voudouris
George Voudouris:
Spy Game 2 should've been his last film reunited with Brad Pitt. An underrated film that meant a lot to some of us!
Pat Van Slyke
Pat Van Slyke:
I have loved him since the first time I watched him in a film. I believe I have seen all his movies and has alwayll.
Net City Media Group
Net City Media Group:
He was my main THE CANDIDATE with Queen Streep.

-Dasa William Griffith
Giant Killer
Giant Killer:
Great actor...
He was so lovely looking when he was young. He did have his eyes done a while back but looked awful. Hes a good actor too my fav film is Butch Cassidy 😍
He’s got the most wonderful sensuous voice.
i hope i get that old and clear minded! - great man/actor
Old Cop
Old Cop:
His “last” movie was a good one!
Leslie A West
Leslie A West:
Awww, Zoe, that was so nice to read about Robert Redford. I love it when they turn out to be nice people. I've been a big fan of Robert Redford since early 60s. The Chase, Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Angie Dickenson. I think. A cast of many.his first movie I think. Good movie. He did a Twilght Zone episode, a Perry Mason. The Untouchables, with Robert Stack TV show, about the 20s 30s Phrobition. Then all these great movies. He is still a heartthrob to me. ❤❤🤗🥰
The interviewer’s voice is older than Bob’s.
Katherine Martin
Katherine Martin:
I really enjoyed this video! Thanks for sending it to me! Hes so interesting! Great interview!❤️👋 Hope this Christmas 2021 is your best one ever!
Jay Young
Jay Young:
For me, Robert Redford's shining hour before camera was In "This property is condemned." How could he lose, keeping company with the likes of Natalie Wood and Charles Bronson, from a work by Tennessee Williams (how I miss those days).
Siria Maria Mohamed
Siria Maria Mohamed:
The man of the great words
B G:
hard to pick a favorite Redford Film, 3 Days of the Condor, is certainly on that list!
x x
x x:
Robert Redford is so lucky he could take a pic with
Eliseo Subiela
E Razavi
E Razavi:
I love robert for ever!!!!and thanks god for robert(from IRAN)
Otto Ludwig Piffl
Otto Ludwig Piffl:
He had his time and made great films. But I don't think his films and roles from the past 15 or 20 years have been particularly interesting. The audience is also struggling to accept such good-looking actors as Redford or Delon as older actors.