Robert Redford has said he will retire from acting once he has completed the two films he is working on.

In an an interview with his grandson Dylan, the 80 year old announced he was done in front of the camera, saying he will now be focusing on directing.

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“I’ve got two acting projects in the works,” he said.

“Once they’re done then I’m going to say, ‘OK, that’s goodbye to all that,’ and then just focus on directing.”

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Speaking about his final acting performances Redford said: “I’ve got two acting projects in the works: Our Souls at Night, with Jane Fonda, a love story for older people who get a second chance in life, and Old Man with a Gun, a lighter piece with Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek.”

The actor was also asked by his grandson if he had ever considered returning to his first passion, painting. “Yeah, a lot—and a lot lately because I’m getting tired of acting,” he 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. So, I’m thinking of moving in that direction and not acting as much.”

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Redford began his movie career in the early 60s, gaining fame for his role in 1969 western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

In 1980 he moved into directing with drama Ordinary People, which won him an Academy Award for best director. He is also the founder of the Sundance Institute and is the chairman of the annual Sundance film festival, held in Utah.