Monday, June 24, 2024

Robert Redford Is NOT Retiring from Acting or Anything Else, Says Rep


Robert Redford is NOT retiring from acting or directing or anything else despite a recent Tweet and story in Variety. Redford’s rep Cindi Berger confirmed this for me just now.

In an interview with his grandson posted on line, Redford said he had two more acting jobs and movies. And then he says, off the cuff, he’s thinking about giving it all up and devoting himself to painting.

There was an inference drawn by the website hosting the post that Redford was “retiring.” He’s not, that’s ridiculous, and you know, really. So I called his PR.

Robert Redford is too committed to film, to Sundance, to all of it, to stop anytime soon. He just had a big hit with “Pete’s Dragon,” and was excellent in “Trust,” as Dan Rather and in “All is Lost.” Why stop now? He’s just getting started!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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