Robert Redford Announces He Will Retire From Acting After Next Two Films Robert Redford will retire from acting after completing production on his final two films, to focus solely on directing and sketching. “I’m getting tired of acting,” Redford said. “I’m an impatient person, so it’s hard for me to sit around and do take after take after take. At this point in my life, age 80, it’d give me more satisfaction because I’m not dependent on anybody. It’s just me, just the way it used to be, and so going back to sketching—that’s sort of where my head is right now." Hail Hydra! But seriously, all the best to him.