Beyond his acting, what comes to mind when I think of Redford is his environmental activism and his love of the American west. Years ago when I first visited Arches NP, I was delighted to hear his voice greeting visitors on the park radio as I drove up into the park.
His 1976 book The Outlaw Trail: A Journey Through Time is worth checking out if you’re a fan.
From my username, I might well be biased; but I’d say he can at least do one thing flawlessly: utter sincerity. Like, if you ever want a character to say stuff as if he simply and truly believes it, Redford can deliver the line perfectly.
And that, plus movie-star good looks, is a great running start I can see; and, as a mere moviegoer who can’t actually see him direct, I can but look at the accolades he earns as a director and figure, yeah, he makes what he does almost look effortless; but figure he’s putting a lot of thought into it while actively working at it.
We saw a bit back him and Jane Fonda in Our Souls at Night. His most recently released entry on IMDb.
A decent movie. Didn’t note anything that suggested retirement would be required.
The Candidate aired on something like TCM just before the 2016 election. I was going to re-watch it before the election but foresaw what was happening. So I put it off. And then erased it. Too painful too watch given what has happened instead.