LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Longtime film star Robert Redford is planning his retirement.
The 80-year-old actor revealed in an interview with grandson Dylan Redford for the Walker Art Center blog Crosscuts that he will retire after two final movies and focus on directing.
"[I've been thinking about returning to painting] a lot lately because I'm getting tired of acting," Redford admitted. "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, at age 80, it'd give me more satisfaction because I'm not dependent on anybody."
"I'm thinking of moving in that direction and not acting so much," he said. "I've got two acting projects in the works: Our Souls at Night ... [and Old Man with a Gun]. Once they're done then I'm going to say, 'Okay, that's goodbye to all that,' and then just focus on directing."
Redford is known for starring in such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men. He also directed Ordinary People and The Legend of Bagger Vance, and founded the Sundance Film Festival in 1978.
"I think you keep going. I've always been that way, always moving forward, trying new things," the star said of his future to Geeks of Doom in August. "I wanted to always try new things because it was exciting and kept you excited and alive."