Robert Redford says he's considering retiring from acting

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  • Robert Redford said in a new interview that he's thinking about retiring from acting -- but not the business as a whole
  • He hopes to focus on directing

(CNN)Robert Redford is thinking about his curtain call.

The actor, 80, said in a new interview that he hopes to retire from acting -- but not the business as a whole -- after completing two more films.
    "Once they're done then I'm going to say,'Okay, that's goodbye to all that,' and then just focus on directing," he told his grandson, Dylan Redford, in a new interview for the Walker Art Center.
    In the interview, Redford points to his next two films as "Our Souls at Night," a Netflix drama that will reunite him with his "The Electric Horseman" (1979) co-star Jane Fonda, and "Old Man and the Gun," a crime thriller co-starring Casey Affleck.
    A representative for the actor told CNN, however, "there will be projects after that."
    "He is certainly NOT retiring now...he has several projects that he's acting in coming down the pike," the rep said.
    In the interview, Redford said he's "getting tired of acting."
    "I'm an impatient person, so it's hard for me to sit around and do take after take after take," he said.
    In addition to focusing on directing, Redford said he also hopes to return to painting.
    Redford, who won an Oscar in 1980 for directing "Ordinary People" and was honored with a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2001, is also the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.