Thank you, Mr Redford, the journalist

My admiration for Robert Redford is because I sense that, underneath the successful actor, he really thinks like a journalist

Robert Redford has announced his retirement from acting at 81.
Robert Redford has announced his retirement from acting at 81.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

And so Robert Redford, at age 81, is calling it a day. Well-earned retirement for a great journalist!

Journalist? This is the Oscar-winning male lead known for movie classics like The Sting (1973), All The President's Men (1976) and Out Of Africa (1985). Founder of the Sundance Institute and Film Festival.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2018, with the headline 'Thank you, Mr Redford, the journalist'. Subscribe