Belfast Telegraph

Redford not living in the past

Robert Redford hasn't seen all of his own films.

The screen legend, 74, has earned four Academy Award nominations and walked off with two golden statuettes in his 50-year career.

But he only recently watched The Sting, the 1973 film which earned him his first Oscar nomination, for the first time.

The Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and All The President's Men star said: "I haven't seen all the films. To me it's a part of the past and I didn't spend a lot of time in the past."

Robert has once again gone behind the camera for his latest film, The Conspirator, which tells the story of Mary Surratt, the only female conspirator convicted of killing American president Abraham Lincoln.

While it wasn't hard evolving from actor to director, he admits that directing himself in the past has been tough.

"I didn't know what to say to myself. I'd look at the monitor and go, 'That sucks'."

:: The Conspirator is released in cinemas on Friday, July 1.


From Belfast Telegraph